Scientist planning to upload his brain to a COMPUTER and live forever
Nirapad News : It is a plan taken straight from the pages of a science fiction novel – and potentially a way to exist forever.
A San Francisco inventor has revealed plans for a system to upload his brain to a computer.
He hopes to be able to replicate the human brain as a mechanical system.
Randal Koene says the key to this is the SIM – a ‘Substrate-Independent Mind.’
By mapping the brain, reducing its activity to computations, and reproducing those computations in code, Koene argued, humans could live indefinitely, emulated by silicon.
‘When I say emulation, you should think of it, for example, in the same sense as emulating a Macintosh on a PC,’ he told a recent San Francisco conference.
‘It’s kind of like platform-independent code.’
The thing that makes all of this possible is a ‘Substrate-Independent Mind.’
This, according to Koene, is not merely an artificial intelligence, but a human mind downloaded to a computer.
Neuroscientists are 99.9% percent convinced that the brain is a mechanism, he says.
It is something that computes, something that carries out functions. If you can figure out how it works, you can build a replacement for it.