December 2021 Newsletter

Featured Research

The Need for Innovative In Vivo Measurement Techniques
Randal A. Koene

In order to emulate functional connectivity for the purposes of Whole Brain Emulation, it is necessary to record the circuitry of a living brain. A functional connectome would enrich a structural connectome. Several potential measurement techniques could facilitate this process.

Whole Brain Emulation and the Evolution of Superorganisms
Carl Shulman

The development of Whole Brain Emulation may lead to software models who possess or exceed human intelligence. These emulations would be able to perform cognitive tasks without physiological limitations. They may reach high levels of productivity, which would carry implications for a future society.

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Mind Uploading Media

Scholar Profile: Randal Koene
Cryonics Magazine

In an interview with Alcor, Randal Koene details his interest and work in Whole Brain Emulation, covering advances in the field and the origins of the Carboncopies Foundation. The magazine also features an article written by Dr. Koene on pattern survival.

Rethinking Consciousness
Michael S.A. Graziano

This book explains the Attention Schema Theory, which says that consciousness is subjective awareness constructed into a representative model. Based on this theory, consciousness can be emulated like any other function of the brain. The book includes a discussion of artificial intelligence and mind uploading.

Dir. Wally Pfister

A scientist seeks to create a machine possessing consciousness, believing that this accomplishment will bring about an explosion of artificial intelligence called “transcendence”. When he is attacked by an anti-technology group and suffers grave injuries, he is uploaded to a computer.

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