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Philosophy: Personal transfer to a synthetic human

I spent a certain amount of time thinking about whether technology could make possible some form of immortality. This led me to an understanding of the nature of personal identity which wasn't obvious at least to me when I started thinking about it (some people find it obvious; some people find it wrong). Here are some slides which present my view in a nutshell:

Here are some papers I published on the subject. For this recent one it was my pleasure to have philospher John Danaher refine and expand on my thoughts:

"Transfer of personality to a synthetic substrate ("mind uploading") and the social construction of identity", Bamford S, Danaher J. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2017, vol. 24, no. 11-12, pp. 6-30. pdf

I wrote this earlier paper before I had fully arrived at the view I now have:

"A framework for approaches to transfer of a mind's substrate", Bamford S. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 2012, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 23-34. pdf

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