Besides, a land line is a *household* resource, which all members of the family, young and old, have access to.
It is interesting how the engineers at Google don't seem to understand that. I imagine none of them have home phones. For example, on Android, if you have two contacts that share a home phone (like say my Mom and Dad), if I choose the one that comes second on the contact list and have the phone call them - the picture and name for the one that comes alphabetically first in the contact list shows up on the dialer screen. Inexcusable.
Likewise, for awhile Google Voice wouldn't let two people who were both using GV have the same home phone number. It would tell you it was already in use.
A home phone is a shared resource. Why some folks don't get that I just don't understand.
When they choose to do business with sweatshops to build their products, they are essentially telling us they don't care enough to dirty their hands with that manufacturing business. They don't want to think about the labor relations aspects. They just don't care that much.
Well, to be fair they do care. They care a lot about their PR - the same as any other company. And it is a lot easier to say, "we audit these external contract companies twice a year and have given them x months to make changes" than it is to say, "oh, yeah, we treat our employees in China and Brazil like crap. You caught us.". It is much better PR to work with these contract companies than to have your own sweatshops.
If I upload my mind, I'm essentially making a copy of myself, no?
Make sure you have permissions from your parents as they own the copyright on you. Unless they sold them to a publisher.
More seriously, I can see "continuity of experience" as being a form of immortality. As long as the "copy" experiences continuity (whether or not it actually is continuity) then the illusion of immortality is preserved, isn't it? It the "copy" was placed in storage and then "booted" back into a body 100 years later, no time has passed for the "copy" so his perception is that he maybe went to sleep and woke up in a new body.
Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde