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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?

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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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Numenta

Numenta

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Numenta Numenta is trying to trying to create artificial intelligence by applying insights about how the brain works. Their plan: reverse engineer the neocortex. Numenta publishes theories that help advance this mission, but in the short term, they license their technology for commercial applications. The group is led by CEO & Co-Founder Donna Dubinsky and […]

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Braingate

Braingate

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BrainGate An overview of the informative research hub and company One day we may be able to control computers with our minds. This is the concept that drives researchers at BrainGate.org. They are dedicated to making brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) possible and have been working tirelessly to that end since their first experiments in 2002 at […]

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Where We Go From Here

Where We Go From Here

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Where We Go From Here An Introduction to the Carboncopies Foundation 2019 Summer Event “Updating the Roadmap to Whole Brain Emulation Part 2: Where We Go From Here.” by Dr. Randal Koene Whole brain emulation is the technical term for a process by which the very specific functions of a brain can be recreated so […]

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Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer? A summary of an argumentative paper by Litt, Eliasmith, Kroon, Weinstein, and Thagard Consciousness, learning, perception, and memory are mental phenomena that are essential for defining the self and identity. With the rise of quantum computing, theorists have compared explaining mental phenomena to quantum computing in that non-local entanglement […]

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