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Promoting Research and Development for Whole Brain Emulation

At the Carboncopies Foundation, we believe that the possibilities and opportunities enabled by Whole Brain Emulation (WBE) represent the most promising technological path to overcoming our fundamental limitations as a species. 

To achieve WBE, essential advances are needed in neurobiology, neurophysiology, brain imaging, micro- and nanoscale technologies, computational neuroscience, computing hardware, and even the philosophy of mind. We provide peer networks and project opportunities to scientists working on challenges critical to whole brain emulation and recognize that there is a long road ahead of us.

To promote and accelerate WBE, our foundation:

  • Encourages scientific collaboration to create stepping-stone technologies.
  • Publishes reviews of scientific literature and technology developments.
  • Maintains R&D roadmaps to identify and address scientific and engineering challenges.
  • Increases general awareness of the human adaptability gap and the possibility that neural prosthesis, WBE, and substrate-independent minds may offer solutions.
  • Hosting conferences and workshops, and provides informational material.

If you share our vision and want to get involved, then we encourage you to join our volunteer team!


Watch a video on Mind Uploading on YouTube by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever? feat. Cyberpunk 2077


New: Join us at our regular Journal Club!  Watch @carboncopiesorg for scheduling announcements. There are two ways to join:
#1 - watch and comment on the livestream at http://livestream.carboncopies.org

#2 - participate by calling in at http://call.carboncopies.org



Challenges for Brain Emulation: Why is Building a Brain so Difficult?
Toward tractable AGI: Challenges for System Identification in Neural Circuitry

There are more connections in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. So, how close are we to mapping the human brain?  @Seeker reviewed the latest brain-mapping efforts at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and beyond. #brainscience https://www.seeker.com/videos/health/how-close-are-we-to-a-complete-map-of-the-human-brain

Why is there no #wholebrainemulation of C. elegans - even with a fully mapped #connectome?

Join us live for the 2021 June Carboncopies Workshop livestream event on the topic of C. elegans. https://buff.ly/3cbFSa5

THIS SUNDAY June 20th, 8am Pacific/3pm GMT

How can we investigate which animals are conscious?

We don’t have a consensus theory of consciousness for humans.

Even if we did, it’s not clear how we would extrapolate it to animals. Their brains can be very different (and small!)

And we can't rely on verbal reports.

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