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But, not bit… Why we will never be saved in computers

One of the more common posthumanist themes is that we can download ourselves into a computer matrix of some kind (and indeed that we may even be in a matrix) and live forever (or until the matrix dies). As a thought experiment, this serves to challenge our intuitions and raise interesting questions, which is what thought experiments are supposed to do. The trouble begins when we take it seriously as a real option.