> Logan Shaw <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I ended up taking a class in college where we basically spent
>> 75% of a semester discussing whether uploading your
>> consciousness into a robot can happen or not.
>>My conclusion was that we won't know for sure until we try,
> Even if you are successful no one but *you* will know for sure. Another
> possibility could be that your consciousness was killed and the robot is
> imitating you so well that everyone thinks it's you...
Now it's just becoming confusing. I never said I agreed with Kurzweil. I
think it's wishful thinking from an aging man. I even expressed that
last week. He did not make any proper prediction. The ideas which drive the
Web were already explained in the 40's or 50's and technology was bound to
reach a point where the Web becomes practicable. As for Chess, it is about
as astounding and significant as people on steroids and needles hoisting
heavy loads these days.