Humans have spent centuries investigating human consciousness, brain physiology, AI, and other technologies. We've finally figured out how to "upload" a "consciousness" (these are quoted because I don't really know what this means at this point).
Personality upload is non-destructive so the original biological entity lives on after the upload.
How do we protect the rights of both uploaded and non-uploaded personalities?
Some abuses these entities might face:
- Copying them against their will and using them in roles they do not want (e.g. as guidance AI in warheads).
- Not permitting them representation in government.
- Them copying themselves to get too much representation in government.
- What legal and moral obligations do the two entities have towards each other?
Considering that the "you" walking into the personality upload facility is fully aware that it stands a 50% chance of being the biological entity or the uploaded entity when its done, does the law require a 50% split of assets or allow the one walking in to dictate the terms for the two walking out? Perhaps it requires a minimum level of support for each entity.