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Mind Upload

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
  • Translation
  • Simulation

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.

Mind Upload News

Preserving personal data maybe our way to live forever

Russia Beyond The Headlines - 23-Apr-2020

Will it be enough just to preserve the mind or can we have more?


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 book


Merging biological and artificial intelligence - 14-Aug-2019

Musk suggests using brain chip for treating neurological diseases, such as dementia


Scheme for mind-uploading centuries in the future

Kurzweil Network - 14-Mar-2018

Brain’s connectome contains 150 trillion microscopic synaptic connections.

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Mind Upload Resources

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Thriller about living forever written by Peter James

How To Create A Mind


Book that explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain written by Ray Kurzweil

Virtually Human: The Promise―and the Peril―of Digital Immortality


Book about how close we are to achieving a full simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology written by Martine Rothblatt

A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading


A book about mind upload written by Keith Wiley

Terasem Movement Foundation (TMF)

Non-profit organization focused on preserving, evoking, reviving and downloading human consciousness

Michael Graziano

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University and author of several books

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Mind Upload Blog Posts

Apple releases its brain uploading service for immortality

Apple releases its brain uploading service for immortality

How will the first mind uploading service compare to 19th century thinking?!

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