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Oct 6, 2017

Brian Cox says we’ll soon upload our brains onto computers

Posted by in categories: computing, life extension, neuroscience, singularity

It may sound like the plot from the latest science fiction blockbuster, but uploading your brain onto a computer to achieve immortality could soon become a reality.

In a new interview, Professor Brian Cox said that the technique, known as ‘technological singularity’ could be available sooner than you think.

Professor Cox said that he found ‘no reason at all’ why human intelligence couldn’t be simulated by computers — although he did not express a timeline for this to happen.

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  • Bennie Beaver on October 6, 2017 10:50 am

    I can agree that we must merge with developing AI; and to uploading seems a more direct and less complex solution. Otherwise, we talk about reengineering and implanting AIs in our bodies until we’re simply a remade human android. We imagine we will still feel human, but have more enduring bodies and super intelligence.

    On the other hand, who/what we become may be hard to imagine from our present human nature.