How will the first mind uploading service compare to 19th century thinking?!
Do we need to become biologically immortal? Or could we one day upload our minds to the cloud and live forever in a virtual world (AKA digital cryonics)?
Whole brain emulation
What would be required to reproduce a human brain in silicon? We would need technologies powerful enough to support the three key steps in its development:
Scanning would need to be done to a fine enough resolution to capture the intricacies of the brain, probably needing an automatic handling system, and a way to fix the brain for the duration so that it is scanned as an instant in time. This 3D scan would then need to be translated into a digital model incorporating all of the neurocomputational components, such as cells and synapses, and their current state. The final step, the simulation, is then mainly down to brute force computing – processor speed and quantity, memory and lightning fast communication between them all.
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Book about how close we are to achieving a full simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology written by Martine Rothblatt
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