A new day ... It's really kind of neat to wake up, do the usual maintenance (toilet, breakfast, etc.) and then pick-up on an interesting thread. First off, I'm going to have to get a bitch off: Cris, thank you for the enlightenment re. up/down loads but did it occur to you that I may just have been sarcastic rather than unknowledgeable? I meant what I said and even emphasized it with "(uploading?)". I apogize for offending your sensibilities by suggesting that the wetware might be far more elegant than the hardware you seem to hold in such high regard. Next, a thanks Ripleofdeath: Though three score and seven, I too would miss greatly the physical contact with all of its sensory inputs, some of which we're only now becoming aware of. And finally, Boras: The sequential loading (I won't designate direction for fear of again offending) might not be such a good idea and could conceivably result in madness. Have you ever had the experience of remenissing with someone you've known for a long time and suddenly realize that the supposedly same experience .... wasn't? I wonder what it would be like to reexperience my life (the last loading) without the editing of memory that is part of aging. Great discussion, really enjoying.