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If simulated fire can’t burn wood, how can a simulation really think, feel or be conscious?

If simulated fire can’t burn wood, how can a simulation really think, feel or be conscious?

Uncategorized| Michael Ulrich  

How a Simulation of a Person’s Mind Can Still Think, Feel, and be Conscious An Opinion Response to, “If Simulated Fire Can’t Burn Wood, How Can a Simulation Really Think, Feel or be Conscious?” by Michael Ulrich When discussing simulation of cognitive function, in the context of Whole Brain Emulation, there is an argument against […]

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Would an upload be me, or just a copy; who is the real me?

Would an upload be me, or just a copy; who is the real me?

Uncategorized| Michael Ulrich  

Would an Upload Be Me, or Just a Copy; Who is the Real Me? An Opinion Response by Michael Ulrich For this question, the answer considers the constraints and definition of personal identity. Consider the implications, every copy has, at some point, the same mental information that is unique to your brain’s origination. At the […]

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Does the Chinese Room Thought Experiment disprove true AI and mind uploading?

Does the Chinese Room Thought Experiment disprove true AI and mind uploading?

Uncategorized| Angel Okoro  

Does the Chinese Room Thought Experiment disprove true AI and mind uploading? by Angel Okoro What about the Chinese Room thought experiment by Searle, doesn’t that disprove true AI and mind uploading? The Chinese Room Argument is a thought experiment designed by philosopher John Searle and published in his article, Can Computers Think? This experiment […]

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Brain Health and Brain Emulation

Brain Health and Brain Emulation

Uncategorized| Michael Ulrich  

Brain Health and Brain Emulation An analysis by Michael Ulrich of how brain health pertains to the efficacy of brain emulation So, you’ve decided that you want to have an emulation of your brain created. In this hypothetical scenario, you know that whole brain emulation has been achieved and is publicly available; or at least […]

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Flying Cars vs. Self-Driving Cars: How Science Fiction Becomes Reality

Flying Cars vs. Self-Driving Cars: How Science Fiction Becomes Reality

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Flying Cars vs. Self-Driving Cars: How Science Fiction Becomes Reality By a Carboncopies Volunteer It’s official: self-driving cars have arrived.  They may not be as fully autonomous as Elon Musk has said they’d be – yet – but news stories about drivers sleeping behind the wheel are more common than autonomous vehicle accidents.  Flying cars, […]

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What Will the First Substrate-Independent Mind Look Like?

What Will the First Substrate-Independent Mind Look Like?

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

What Will the First Substrate Independent Mind Look Like? A Theoretical Projection Article by Michael Ulrich Whole Brain Emulation continues to gain traction in research and development. Whether it be in the advancements in neural prostheses, more precise connectomic mapping, or strictly in artificial intelligence; more effort is being focused on  engineering research instead of […]

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An Ecosystem for Emulated Minds

An Ecosystem for Emulated Minds

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

An Ecosystem for Emulated Minds A Topic Article by Michael Ulrich Human evolution has been directed by environmental conditions of Earth. As human beings, we need essential things from our environment to live such as breathable air, food and water, Earth-normal gravity and Earth-normal atmospheric pressure. These are things that all biological humans need to […]

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Why We Should Send Uploaded Astronauts On Interstellar Missions

Why We Should Send Uploaded Astronauts On Interstellar Missions

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

Why We Should Send Uploaded Astronauts On Interstellar Missions A Review of the Article by Giulio Prisco Sending people to planets beyond our solar system has been a growing interest for space exploration. The future colonization of an Earth-like planet is inevitably necessary for mankind’s long-term survival. A major milestone in advancing this endeavor was […]

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The Greatest Long-Term Threats Facing Humanity

The Greatest Long-Term Threats Facing Humanity

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

The Greatest Long-Term Threats Facing Humanity Blog Entry by Michael Ulrich: A review of the Perspective Article by Dr. Anders Sandberg It is no surprise that many of us are interested in mind uploading because of the idea of gaining immortality. Even if we don’t want to admit it, the desire to keep experiencing the […]

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How Pieces of Live Human Brain are Helping Scientists Map Nerve Cells

How Pieces of Live Human Brain are Helping Scientists Map Nerve Cells

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

How Pieces of Live Human Brain are Helping Scientists Map Nerve Cells A summary of the article by Laura Sanders reporting on the experimental project by Nick Dee When you think of how scientists study a piece of brain tissue it is easy to imagine them pulling a pale green mass out of an old […]

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