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Can an uploaded brain live forever?


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Today’s supercomputers are nowhere near the complexity and power of the brain.

But lots of teams are working on it

2045 Initiative – spearheaded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov.

Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF) – mission covers everything from brain-friendly diets to advancing cryogenic brain storage.

Blue Brain Project – run from EPFL it’s starting with rodents before moving on to humans.

Also need to pin down the mystery of consciousness.

Technology will gradually augment our biological forms and then eventually phase them out.

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A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading


A book about mind upload written by Keith Wiley

Blue Brain Project

Swiss brain research initiative, EPFL

Brain Preservation Foundation

Non-profit organization that promotes scientific research

David Chalmers

Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in the areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language

Dmitry Itskov

Russian entrepreneur and the founder of New Media Stars

Elon Musk

Technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer

Keith Wiley

Author and Communications Director at Carboncopies Foundation

Michael Cerullo

Psychiatrist, author and Brain Preservation Foundation Research Fellow.

Miguel Nicolelis

Professor of Neurobiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.

Robert Epstein

Author and Senior Research psychologist at American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology

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