Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Will You Live Forever—or until Your Next Software Release—by Uploading Your Brain into a Computer?


Ray Kurzweil and other so-called transhumanists have promised that in coming decades we will be able to transfer a digital copy of the trillions of connections among nerve cells in our brains into a computer. We would essentially reincarnate ourselves as non-biological beings that persist for eternity inside a laptop, on the endless links of the Internet or as avatars inside a television set. After achieving the ultimate copy and paste, we would wave goodbye to death as we know it.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor