This cartoon came to my attention via Facebook. I’ve long observed that the terminology we use for our files and information parallels the language some Christians use about the afterlife: “saved” and “lost.” And so I can readily see a technological metaphor catching on in reciprocal fashion. But is uploading the same thing as continuing to exist? Would that be you or a copy? The same philosophical issues confront both belief in resurrection and the hope to upload one’s mind into a machine and live on that way.
Uploaded to the Cloud