American Scientist Planning to Upload His Own Brain to a Computer

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American Scientist Planning to Upload His Own Brain to a Computer
Posted on: December 20, 2014, 08:08:23 PM
This American scientist believe the human mind is capable of living forever. He believes that, using his system, we will be able to inhabit other worlds, and even virtual ones. He wants to start by trying to upload the contents in his brain to a computer.



Read it below from Daily Mail
It is a plan taken straight from the pages of a science fiction novel – and potentially a way to exist forever.
ASan Franciscoinventor has revealed plans for a system to upload his brain to a computer.
He hopes to be able to replicate the human brain as a mechanical system.
Randal Koenesays the key to this is the SIM – a ‘Substrate-Independent Mind.’
By mapping the brain, reducing its activity to computations, and reproducing those computations in code, Koene argued, humans
could live indefinitely, emulated by silicon.
‘When I say emulation, you should think of it, for example, in the same sense as emulating a Macintosh on a PC,’ he told a recentSan Franciscoconference.
‘It’s kind of like platform-independent code.’
The thing that makes all of this possible is a ‘Substrate-
Independent Mind.’
This, according to Koene, is not merely an artificial intelligence,
but a human mind downloaded to a computer.
Neuroscientists are 99.9% percent convinced that the brain is a
mechanism, he says.
It is something that computes, something that carries out
functions. If you can figure out how it works, you can build a
replacement for it.
‘The idea that you can take a small piece of the brain and build
a replica for it is very mainstream and well understood,’ he
recently told Vice.
‘Why not do that with the whole brain? And then why not
upload that to a computer so that we can process more data
and store it better, the way a computer does, organizing
thoughts into folders that we can access whenever we choose?’
He has set up an organisation, carboncopies to work on the
technical and ethical issues around the project.



 

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