Would it ever be possible to one day upload our consciousness to a computer? How would we go about this?
The Brain vs. The Computer
“Throughout history, people have compared the brain to different inventions.”
Scientists Are Convinced Mind Transfer Is the Key to Immortality
“Call it mind transfer, uploading, brain backup, whatever—the idea of copying the human brain to a computer so it can live on without the body has a strong hold on futurists, neuroscientists, and folks that just want to live forever.”
Mind-reading Technology Speeds Ahead
“Jack Gallant perches on the edge of a swivel chair in his lab at the University of California, Berkeley, fixated on the screen of a computer that is trying to decode someone’s thoughts.”
Engineering a memory with LTD and LTP
“It has been proposed that memories are encoded by modification of synaptic strengths through cellular mechanisms such as long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD).”
MIT scientists implant a false memory into a mouse’s brain
“Sometime soon, a lab mouse could wake up thinking he had snuggled up to a girl mouse the night before. But he hadn’t. The memory would be fake.”
If your brain were a computer, how much storage space would it have?
“The comparison between the human brain and a computer is not a perfect one, but it does lend itself to some interesting lines of inquiry. For instance: what is the storage capacity of your brain?”
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