Reaching the Singularity

yeah, I think it can die

So can we all

I'm pretty sure we will

I plan on not
I’m hoping the singularity will come before I die
I need to upload my consciousness Rei, the world needs me

hey that's my goal too, but also only if my actual consciousness can be uploaded, not just a clone of it. I want it to actually be me. Not a copy and the original me dies, so they need to work that out first

I think that’s semantic, the only difference there is that you Get killed vs die naturally

yes and no, like, I want THIS ME to continue
*I* want to continue

Yeah but if it’s a perfect copy?

that's nice for the copy but this is about selfish survival instinct, a copy is basically progeny. I want literal immortality - not immortality through offspring

Let’s put it this way, if you had 1 year to live and you could copy yourself now but you would transfer to the net, your body would collapse and die. Vs You can copy yourself and your body can keep going for another year ?

No that's the thing i don't care about my body, if I could upload my mind right now. I would do it but I want it to be the *me* that I am not a copy of me with my memories - not a duplicate

A perfect copy wouldn’t be progeny, that would just be a copy. You’re not creating ‘something’ with your traits you’re copying ALL your traits, progeny by nature is not a perfect copy

do you get what I mean?
I want THIS self to survive
like... you know in The Sixth Day

I think a perfect copy would read to you as ‘this’ self
- Do you mean you’re Arnold Schwarzenegger? Or Johnny cab?

and the clone THINKS he is the original, he has all the same thoughts and memories and impulses

Well yeah, but that assumes that the clone is kept ignorant of his origin. Which honestly could be fine

but he is NOT the original, this isn't about the clone
this is about the original, as the original

What if they arranged it so they erased your memory for a week (for example) so you think you just had a car accident and woke back up in a body that doesn’t age

I want MY consciousness to continue, like, i am fine with being separated from my meat sack, as long as it is a continuation of my own consciousness, not a copy that thinks it is

Put another way, I think a ‘perfect’ copy of your consciousness bothers you because you just want to be unique and one of a kind, but I think there’s MORE immortality in having like 12 Rei’s, Personally I would have a Rei-Bot - with some general tweaks to our sex life

I don't want to be one of the Hugh Jackmans from the Prestige

that reminds me I need to watch prestige again

I have no attachment to this host, but I want to continue as myself, not to stop existing and have a different version of myself start. I am tied to the me

But literally you could NOT know
we could arrange it so you’re not aware of being a copy

no that's the point
it wouldn't be ME that wasn't aware of being a copy
it would be a copy that wouldn't be aware of being a copy

Here at fictional cloning singularity enterprises, we get this question a lot. We have a money back guarantee that if at any point you experience an existential crisis you will be refunded in total and given a free tote bag...

it's well handled in that episode of Black Mirror

It’s a really nice tote bag

there's never any question that it's them

Like leather with an embossed logo, it’s not cheap

can I get the tote bag anyway

I mean… with a trial maybe? Like we clone you up to age 15 and you can hang out with teenage Rei for a while…

I want black mirror style consciousness upload or nothing

Listen ma’am i know what you’ve seen on the holovids seems very real but I assure you it’s total flights of fancy. The act of cloning is indeed dirty and messy and imperfect, however we have this amazing tote bag. it’s not any additional cost and can easily hold a weekends worth of clothes

give me the tote bag and gtfo

I’ve actually decided that I love this tote bag, and I will likely quit my job today, even thought that means giving up my immortality, as this tote bag has inspired me to be a bolder and more courageous person