Monday, December 09, 2019
"How to Transfer Your Consciousness to Another Body": store it on Titan where it stays cold
“How to Transfer Your Consciousness to Another Body?”, by Ridddle.
The video (10 min) starts out by defining the Hayfick Limit, the number of times cells can divide in an organism, which means no organism is immortal without reproducing. (There may be a jellyfish that is an exception by playing “Benjamin Button”.)
It’s possible for people to arrange to have their brains frozen, so they could be awakened millennia in the future when Man has moved to other planets to escape the billowing Sun (the ultimate climate change). That wouldn’t work for Alzehimer’s. or if a vengeful assassin shot you in the head to make sure your demise was permanent.
But the storage and computational power to record the entire brain is beyond our computers (although quantum computers might do it). The memory packs could be cold-stored in a data center on Titan, which belongs to Avenger’s Thanos (aka Carlos Maza with his Pride flags).
Scientists have downloaded the brain of a planaria, with just 370 neurons, and transferred the memory to robots which actually behave like worms then.
Is a copy of your brain still you? What if there are multiple copies?
Could a virus (maybe containing a micro black hole, which could evaporate into Hawking radition) encode all of your memory and transfer it to someone else?
Your consciousness is a composite, as some semi-voluntary drives (like sex in most people) seem to have their own independent wills.
Enjoy this bonus from “Big Brain Boy” (competition for Pewdiepie), and I don’t think this 4-hour game is “made for kids”.