Monday, April 09, 2007

mind uploading

The purpose of (none-functional yet) CyBeRev project is to prevent death by preserving sufficient digital information about a person so that recovery remains possible by foreseeable technology.

Marshall Brain, founder of How Stuff Works, discusses how mind uploading might work in the future. The article covers why and how humans will want to upload their consciousness, discarding the human body, and the most likely initial form of transference.

No need to panic. For now - No one has a really good idea how to do that. Marshall Brain claims that what is so interesting is that is probably possible, perhaps within 40 years. . .

more on that subject

maybe b4 uploading our Brains, we should be playing with It...

A Game To Light Up The Brain Nintendo's DS game is based on the research of the Japanese neuroscientist Ryuta Kawashima. Kawashima has found that "if you measured the brain activity of someone who was concentrating on a single, complex task -- like studying quantum theory -- several parts of that person's brain would light up. But if you asked them to answer a rapid-fire slew of tiny, simple problems -- like basic math questions -- her or his brain would light up everywhere. Hence the design of [the computer game] Brain Age. It offers you nine different tests, some of which seem incredibly basic -- like answering flash-card math questions -- and others which are fiendishly tricky." artsjournal

4 comments:

Jorge said...

The sad thing is, given what we see around us, there are so relatievly few minds worth preserving :-)
Be well,
J.

Moon River said...

Jorge, you are most probably right, but this is in a way a
'Nietzcheinne' way of reflecting upon this...

I would like to suggest to regard our pluralistic environment as both the only possible savoir of our present and our future as well as our possible doomed-apocalyptic scenarios...

Princess Haiku said...

Who would decide what minds would be preserved and by what ethical criteria? This is a provocative post, Moon and a person could wrap their minds around this. I need to do some serious reading on ethics for a new millenium.

A poet such as myself would never have a chance at DNA glogging.

Moon River said...

The more science and technology will move forward, the more we will be facing ethical dilemmas