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The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth

The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth

Keith B. Wiley kwiley@keithwiley.com Affiliation at the time of writing: Univ. of Washington, Dept. of Astronomy, Box 351580, Seattle WA 98195, USA Originally written November 25, 2011 Citation: Wiley K. The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth. arXiv:1111.6131. 2011. Video Interview with Adam Ford [[Subscribe to Adam Ford’s YouTube Channel]] ...

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BioTrove Podcast: “Whole Brain Emulation”, Host Liz Parish interviews Randal Koene, Carbon Copies

Special thanks to Alex Vollmer for his best effort to fix a sound problem that nearly ruined this podcast. The sound quality loss is outweighed by the fascinating quality of the conversation! In this podcast guest  Randal A. Koene, Ph.D. neuroscientist, neuro-engineer and co-founder  of Carboncopies discusses Whole Brain Emulation. You will learn about connectomics, neural mapping using molecular ...

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Mind uploading won’t lead to immortality

Mind uploading won’t lead to immortality

Uploading the content of one's mind, including one's personality, memories and emotions, into a computer may one day be possible, but it won't transfer our biological consciousness and won't make us immortal.

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The Schism

Even in this day of global change and universal paradigm shifts, the technologies that will evolve us beyond our previous states will soon become a reality for everyone. As this may be, there will be one element that will not change. That element is hostility, the very element that has been with us throughout history. In the posthuman era, hostility will still continue to exist and divide us into ...

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Response to Susan Schneider’s The Philosophy of ‘Her’

Response to Susan Schneider’s The Philosophy of ‘Her’

In a March 2nd, 2014 New York times article, Susan Schneider used the recent film 'Her' to analyze some of the philosophical challenges to the concept of mind-uploading, whereby a person's mind is transferred from a brain to some sort of computer. She presented some common (although admittedly fascinating) hypothetical thought-experiments, drawing conclusions to match. I offer alternative explana...

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