mind uploading


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mind uploading

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The science fiction concept of copying one's mind into an artificial body or computer.

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The crystallization of the "mind uploading" topos in recent sci-fi might be understood as a symptom of significant shifting within the genre.
They should focus more on future crimes and speculative cosmic discoveries, themes which the young easily relate with, he observes.Why is it that African writers are not writing about utopias, dystopias, galactic empires, mind editing, mind uploading, virtual worlds, cybernetics secrets and vaults?
The idea behind Nectome is known to mind uploading enthusiasts (yes, there's an entire culture around the idea, with a number of wealthy foundations backing the research) as "destructive uploading": A brain must be killed to map it.
"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.newsweek.com/startup-wants-preserve-your-brain-and-upload-your-mind-computer-product-thats-844622) Newsweek reported. 
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.
But the new medical mechanism could also be just the other side of the coin of another transhumanist's envisaged "revolutions:" the "Mind Uploading Revolution." 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.
Mind uploading is a method that AI researchers use to emulate the brain.
Have you heard about mind uploading? Here's David Eagleman, neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine, in This Will Change Everything (2010): "It is almost certain that we will soon have technologies that allow us ...
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.