News about your digital self:

The wealthy will be able to download their consciousness into computers by 2050 – the not so well off by “2075 or 2080”, claims futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, head of the Futurology unit at BT.

Um, aren’t there some unspoken assumptions here? So it’s been proven that a. we know in scientifically meaningful (i.e. testable) terms what the consciousness is? And b. it can be quantified?

I must have missed who discovered that, and when they got the Nobel prize. (File under Einstein’s “The Man of Science is a Poor Philosopher” dept.)