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.
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University and author of several books.
Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain.
Mind Upload Blog Posts
Preserving personal data maybe our way to live forever
Russia Beyond The Headlines - 23-Apr-2020
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Will uploaded minds have equal rights to the biological you?
Guardian - 20-Oct-2019
Michael SA Graziano provides some tempting questions and answers addressed in his new bookRead more...
Merging biological and artificial intelligence
Observer.com - 14-Aug-2019
Musk suggests using brain chip for treating neurological diseases, such as dementiaRead more...