Those who dismiss the possibility of future mind uploading will likely view ASC as simply the high-quality embalming and cold storage of a deceased body-an utter waste of time and resources," the Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF) said in a statement regarding the technology,(http://www.
On the other hand, those who expect that humanity will eventually develop mind uploading technology are more likely to view ASC as perhaps their best chance to survive and reach that future world," the statement continued.
Science and technology have already progressed to a point where terms like mind uploading
transfer of consciousness and whole brain emulation, although not common, are not exactly unheard of.
Although advances in medicine, surgery, genetics, robotics, digital computing and many other fields have combined to make cyborgs conceivable, and although proposals ranging from head transplantation to mind uploading
have been raised, these technologies remain largely speculative.
In short, Head-Transplanting could become just the "outer" side of what the--at least equally speculative--endeavor of Mind Uploading is searching to do on the "inside" of human consciousness.
Yet if the experimental path consists of founding the procedure of Mind Uploading on Whole Brain Emulation technology, there is an essential point to be mentioned.
Mind uploading is a method that AI researchers use to emulate the brain.
Despite the mysteries of consciousness, economist Robin Hanson, inventor of the "Ideas Futures" market, does not think mind uploading is an issue.
In The Quantum Thief, Finnish novelist Hannu Rajaniemi extrapolates mind uploading
and a complex of allied technologies several centuries hence into a richly imagined society on Mars.
Dr McNamee said transhumans are typically interested in a variety of futurist topics, including space migration, mind uploading
, cryonic suspension and more current subjects like nanotechnology, computers and neurology.
Arthur Clarke wrote about mind uploading in The City and the Stars, first published in 1956.
Hanson described it without blinking an eye, and then proceeded to a discussion of the economic upheaval that might he caused by mind uploading.