Mind Uploading

Four Statements About the Future

Four Statements About the Future

1. Chemical brain preservation is a technology that may soon be validated to inexpensively preserve the key features of our memories and identity at our biological death. 2. If either chemical or cryogenic brain preservation can be validated to reliably store retrievable and useful individual mental information, these medical procedures should be made available in all societies as an option at bi...

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SIM, Emulation, Structure & Function

Video and Transcript of the interview conducted with Dr. Randal A. Koene by Adam A. Ford at Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, 16 August, 2012. (The interview was part of the events surrounding the Singularity Summit Australia 2012.) SIM stands for Substrate-Independent Minds. It is the notion that you can take the functions that are going on inside of our brain that produce mind and have them carried...

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Transhumanists Invade Space Development Conference!

Transhumanists Invade Space Development Conference!

Last weekend (Sunday May 28) I spent the day at the annual conference of the National Space Society -- giving a talk, taking in the other talks, and generally absorbing the space-y energy. I came away with the clear impression that at some point in the not too distant future -- in particular, once the cost of launch is decreased a fair bit -- we're going to see an incredible explosion of commerci...

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