Saturday, October 3, 2009

SS09: Randal Koene "The Time is Now We Need Whole Brain Emulation"

Benjamin Peterson is covering the Singularity Summit for Sentient Developments.

"Is the brain enough? Is the mind enough?"

Don't bother wasting time on the engineering biospheres for humans to live in space! Just figure out how to move what's in our skulls into a different substrate.

Physicality of the mind ... information must be preserved. move the mind off the meat substrate. Randal is impressing upon his audience the importance of shedding the fleshbag.

Theodore Berger building hippocampus replacement.

"In-vivo techniques, neural recording, neural interfacing:
• Scary/risky procedures
• chronic implantation
• power supply
• scale and bandwidth .."

Different technologies could provide less-invasive (?) modalities: qdots.

Multiscale scanning requirements, need to record neuronal activity at different levels of activity (voxel, group, spike, analog, spatial, molecular)

The human connectome. Automated tape-collecting lathe ultramicrotome ... o.O

Question from the audience regarding continuity. "If you make a copy the original dies ... what about the problem of continuity?"

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