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This is NOT science fiction !


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#1 violetrose

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

This is NOT science fiction - scary reality and a bit too close for comfort on the future time-line.  :huh:  :question:

 

http://www.inquisitr.com/1883084/mind-trip-humans-to-live-forever-by-2030-as-persons-consciousness-could-be-uploaded-to-computer/

 

 



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#2 MadmanRB

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:59 PM

We are in the Matrix Neo  B)


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:33 AM

I better not get hacked.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:15 AM

OK . . . .  but I have a couple of questions.

 

Obviously, this would not be available to the common person.  It would only be available to those who could afford it.

 

So, other than money, what or who decides which minds will be preserved?

 

Is the ultimate goal to preserve the sum total knowledge of human existence?

 

If we can make a copy, can we not also create a new conscience?

 

How would an artificial conscience behave or react, with no previous human experience or life?

 

At what point will Skynet decide it does not need humans any more?

 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

Sounds like GLaDOS from Portal, too.

Also Stephen Hawking only said that it is theoretically possible, not that it's practically possible. Going to be very complicated.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:25 PM

Unless you could some how create a cloud based syncing mechanism over IPX points then this would fail.

With power prices the way they are in Australia, it would cost heaps if not more in electricity bills to keep your virtual brain switched on, not to mention the black outs would kill you.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:19 AM

Minor detail: Who is paying for this Mind Trip experiment?

No doubt "Stephen Hawking" would be excited to offer his opinion!

There are so many idealistic possibilities for us as humans to find out how we will die, what our destiny is.

My question is: while we are alive and in the midst of contemplating our next hard drive and asking questions in Bleeping Computer,

are we ready to find out the ultimate "end" of our thinking, bodily functions, strokes, heart attacks, loss of family, friends and grand children?

 

If we can determine by computer science, what our mind/physical bodies will be like "in advance of reality" why bother?

This is only shared by myself as thought provoking interest..not that the OP is in anyway wrong  :whistle:  (You're of the wonderful inquiring youth violetrose!)



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:01 AM

This would be useful for atheists like myself, believers would be giving up their chance to see their god, or not if the mind is only cloned. What a good debate for all religions.






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