Would Anybody Else Upload Their Consciousness to the Internet?

By Andrew Tarantola on at

I was watching Ghost in the Shell again today—for the umpteenth time—and got to thinking: If the technology existed in the future and I had the opportunity to do so, I'd totally abandon this meat sack that I exist in and upload my consciousness to the 'Net.

That however lead me to numerous boggling questions. Would I still count as a human without the fleshy bits or as a electronic recreation of a biological process? And is that really any different than our physical consciousnesses being the result of electrical impulses bouncing around in our skulls? Your thoughts?

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