Earlier this year, a Russian media mogul named Dmitry Itskov formally announced his intention to disembody our conscious minds and upload them to a hologram--an avatar--by 2045. In other words he outlined a plan to achieve immortality, removing the human mind from the physical constraints presented by the biological human body. He was serious. And now, in a letter to the members of the Forbes World’s Billionaire’s List, he’s offering up that immortality to the world’s 1,266 richest people.
Jamie wrote:Is a computer simulation of 'you' you though? Surely you are the sum of all your parts, body and mind?
It also begs the question, is the human mind (whether real or simulated) designed to be around forever? For example, can it cope with endless losses of friends and relatives as they die and you live on? And if it can, what kind of person is left - a shallow being with no need for companionship?
Sounds like a way to part extremely rich people with a small percentage of their vast wealth for the sake of vanity.
M Paul Lloyd wrote:...after eons of time goes completley stark raving mad and in that state determines to rid the universe of the villianous race that created it. ??
MikeG wrote:M Paul Lloyd wrote:...after eons of time goes completley stark raving mad and in that state determines to rid the universe of the villianous race that created it. ??
The lessons we learned from the "Terminator" and "Matrix" is that we need to keep a remote control hidden with an "Off" button handy
M Paul Lloyd wrote:... surely it would be possibly for out murderously, intelligent, adversary to find a way around such an "off" button???
Shadowwolf wrote:An idea that may be realisable but one with an incredibly long time-frame, methinks even whilst he may be intending to research this notion there is more than a passing interest in money...
MikeG wrote:M Paul Lloyd wrote:... surely it would be possibly for out murderously, intelligent, adversary to find a way around such an "off" button???
So I propose a 'hidden" part of its memory where it won't even be aware of this "OFF" switch.
The only problem will be if our "murderously intelligent adversary" comes back so many eons later,that we forget where we put the remote control for safekeeping. Or maybe the batteries have run flat and we no longer produce compatible chargers or batteries that fit.
Scientists are now reading every letter of her DNA to determine what may have caused the condition.
Shadowwolf wrote:It also would appear to be blocking the brain from operating as it's supposed to given she's still four in mind as well as body. Is she pretty much living the same day over and over?
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