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On The Amazing Benefits Of Mind Uploading

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Photo: Kemitsv (CC)

Music and paying the gas bill have been digitalized, so you knew this was next. How can we stop abusing the environment, give ourselves superintelligence, and live forever? H+ Magazine on the inevitable necessity of switching from spongy flesh brains to uploaded ones:

Universal mind uploading, or universal uploading for short, is the concept (I’m not sure who originated it –if you know, say so in the comments), that the technology of mind uploading will eventually become universally adopted by all who can afford it, similar to the adoption of modern agriculture, hygiene, and permanent dwellings. Some futurists, such as myself, see the eventuality as plausible by as early as 2050.

Mind uploading would involve simulating a human brain in a computer in enough detail that the “simulation” becomes, for all practical purposes, a perfect copy and experiences consciousness, just like protein-based human minds. If functionalism is true, as many cognitive scientists and philosophers believe, then all the features of human consciousness that we know and love — including all our memories, personality, and sexual quirks — would be preserved through the transition…

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‘Intellitar’ Helps Create ‘Digital Clone’ To Leave Legacy For Your Ancestors

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Humanity has continually questioned what happens after death. The technological age is now asking, what happens to your online presence after death? Virtual Eternity is  a program that allows users to create a ‘digital clone’ of themselves in order to engage with future generations. It puts a new spin on the after life. The Huntsville Times reports:

Have you ever wished to once again be able to talk with a loved one who has died? Maybe say something you had wished you had told them? Or even hear that something special from them?

A local company won’t be able to make that happen but it can realize that opportunity for future generations. The company, Intellitar, will be releasing Virtual Eternity on Wednesday.

“The whole concept is legacy creation and preservations,” said Don Davidson, the founder and CEO of Intellitar.”The idea is I can use a number of technologies available and create a living legacy.”

Think of it as “a digital clone, if you will,” he said.

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