Nope, no thanks. The problem is that I suspect that even if you download
information from a brain into a AI system that while it might outwardly
appear to be the person inside the machine, the person in fact no long
exists. At least I suspect this might be, and even if you interact with
people in machines and they swear up and down that they exist they are
simply emulating what they would ordinarily do. There is a big Pinocchio
If I were to have my brain preserved this way I would opt to have it
transplanted into a body or a clone of my body or some such thing. I think
the prospects of actually existing after this are much higher.
Besides, eternity might not be all it is cracked up to be
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:16:04 PM UTC-6, John Clark wrote:
> Woody Allen said "*I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I
> want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don't want to live on in
> the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live on in my apartment*”, well
> maybe there is a way. Yesterday the Large Mammal Brain Preservation Prize
> was awarded to 21st Century Medicine and lead company researcher Robert
> McIntyre. They used both glutaraldehyde fixation and cryogenic storage, and
> proved that a pig's brain connectome, that is the 150 trillion synaptic
> connections that are thought to encode memory and the whole mind, is
> preserved. And because it is stored at near liquid nitrogen temperatures it
> could be preserved for centuries. 3D pictures were made by a electron
> microscope after the brain was rewarmed and they showed amazing
> preservation, and there is no reason to think molecular-level information
> wouldn't be preserved too. It's even more impressive when you consider that
> the pictures were made after rewarming because most of the damage happens
> at that stage, I would have been delighted even if the pictures were made
> while the brain was still frozen, but this is even better. Kenneth Hayworth
> a PhD in Neurosciencesaid:
> "Let that sink in… Aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation, if properly
> applied TODAY, could preserve the information content of a human brain for
> indefinitely-long storage."
> At this point there is little doubt, Aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation
> works and it does a much better job than the method Alcor currently uses.
> And at this point no new science is required we just need improved
> technical procedures to make it practical to use in a hospital setting and
> the will to do so.
> There is more about this here
> And there is a *really* good video about this, it's 24 minutes long but
> anyone who is seriously interested in immortality needs to watch it:
> John K Clark
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