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Archive for the ‘Mind Uploading’ Category

Editor's Blog

December 17, 2013

Suppose it were possible to build an artificial brain which was, essentially, a copy of an existing brain. Yours, for example. If consciousness is reducible to the form and functions of the brain (to put it another way, if consciousness is what the brain does) then the artificial brain would likewise generate consciousness. But now the question arises: Just whose consciousness is it?

July 29, 2013

I found this book by accident, when somebody on Facebook happened to share a link to its Amazon page. I was intrigued to read the title, and even more intrigued to read the Amazon blurb.

July 11, 2013

The transhumanist quest is not just about becoming immortal; it’s about never losing the ones you love.

June 21, 2013

The Global Future 2045 (GF2045) Congress took place June 15-16 in New York City.

June 21, 2013

As our Biological (analog) life get’s more entwined with the Digital world we have created, chances are, there might be options worth exploring. It all comes down to “Sampling” – taking snapshots of our analog lives and storing them digitally. Today, with reasonable precision we can sample, store and re-create most of our primary senses, digitally. Sight via cameras, sound via microphones, touch via haptics and even scents can be sampled and/or synthesized with remarkable accuracy.

June 17, 2013

We do not seek to become machines, only to retain the capability of choosing to remain on equal footing with them. Fraco Cortese muses on some misconceptions about uploading and substrate independence.

May 28, 2013

Recently I did a three part interview with renowned neuroscientist Kenneth Hayworth that went for 4.5 hours. So strap yourselves into your interview appreciation chairs and glue your eyes to the screen. It was very informative and fun, I hope you enjoy it :)

January 21, 2013

Cybernetic immortality – fantasy or scientific problem? I can answer that right away. It is a scientific problem – of approximately the same type as the problem of people going into outer space, which was proposed by Tsiolkovsky at the turn of the 20th century.

October 23, 2012

"Imagine a world where London is the world capital of transhumanism." ~Bruce Sterling

October 22, 2012

This past weekend I attended the Alcor 40 conference, hosted by the cryonics organization Alcor to celebrate its 40th year of operation, and I was extremely impressed.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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