animate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TosVOx7yjts , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC1vxdyoHzU&t=58s , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU3Mz6R0idQ

Videogames majke us think about if there is a way to save our memories for ever, to revisit them and replay them like in a videogame. Could we save in reali life? The easiest way to capture memory is by taking a video of it, it takes you back to the moment and youy relive it. But viedo can be adjusted to change your recollection of it. An avatar is something that might also be able to be controlled by a BCI. Whole brain emulation theory suggests we can create a process of scanning mental statesa, longterm memories, and consciousness and copy it into a computer. A computer could then run a simulation model of the brain’s information processing such that it responds in essentially the same way as the original brain, meaning indistinguishable from the brain and experiences having a conscious mind. This is what the 2045 initiative aims to dio, once this is done humans will be free from their bodies from dying. You could in theory keep copying yourself to different systems, different avatar models so death will become a choice and maybe you can be ressurected at any time you want. This unlocks a world of opportunity for humanity, from deep sea exploration to space travel accross the unvierse, at least that’s the idea. But this idea paves way for a number of questions rooted in philosophy and spirituality. If you copy a person’s brain pattern and upload it to a digital sysgtem, is the new avatar the same person as before? Yes it has all the longterm memroeis of the original and all the emotions, but is it the same? Isn’t it just a digitial doppleganger of the original, a clone? When you copy the brain pattern and the information system how can you be sure that the sense of self or consciousness transfers to the digital system? We still dont know what consciousness even is, where does the sens of self “the i” the ego come from? How can you copy something so illusive? This is not a new idea, for hundreds of years authorsa nd scientists have wondered about this conundrum.

Avatarism

In The Matrix, users project a mental projection of themself into an advanced computer simulation

Avatarism is an umbrella term to describe a number of alternative modes of existance, present and of a posthuman future. It is predicated upon synthetic dualism.

It is the main project of the 2045 Initiative. The MMO Second Life allows for the exploration of different personalities and modes of being

In fiction

Digital immortality I think we will attain, it is an attainable gioal and that is to digitize our entire life. one day when you go to the library, instead of getting a book about winston churchill, you can TALK to winston churchill. You’ll see a holographic image of him that has all the mannerism speeches and memories of winston churchill. In fact, your descendents might go to a llibrary and talk to you, because you have been digitized. Think of youyr credit card transactions for example. If i know your card transactions I already know where you like to vacation what kinds of wines you like to drink, what you like to do in your spare time. Think about what happens if I have the totallity of your digital fingerprint, all videos all the vacations, photos, everything, perhaps I can create a reasonable avatar of you. This concept is called”big data”. But is that really YOU? But if yopu define you as the biological enetity with memories, then of course it is not you, but if you define your soul as entropy and information, theat is if you say your soul is information that evolved with time via the laws of entropy, then you can be digitized because your soul is digital. The other immortality is biologic and genetic immortality, we have artificial intellignet systems that can scan tremendous amounts of data to look for patterns.

Abstract. Future superintelligent AI will be able to reconstruct a model of the personality of a person who lived in the past based on informational traces. This could be regarded as some form of immortality if this AI also solves the problem of personal identity in a copy-friendly way. A person who is currently alive could invest now in passive self-recording and active self-description to facilitate such reconstruction. In this article, we analyze informational-theoretical relationships between the human mind, its traces, and its future model; based on this analysis, we suggest the instruments to most cost-effectively collect quality data about a person for future resurrection. These guidelines form a “digital immortality protocol”. Digital immortality is plan C for achieving immortality, after plan A, life extension, and plan B, cryonics.

Life logging

Life logging, sometimes known as quantified self, is the process of tracking and recording personal data via various technologies including, but not limited to; Apps, Smart watches, wrist trackers, and cameras.

Life logging in the mainstream

Many people take part in life logging without perhaps even realising they’re doing so. The many forms of social media such as; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (among others) can be said to be a form of life logging.

Life logging and Transhumanism

To some transhumanists, the process of life logging is a way to achieve a form of digital immortality.

Life logging and Longevity

Life logging with regards to longevity may come mostly in the form of health and sleep trackers. Optimised health being seen as a critical component to some.

Life Logging Technologies

A large list of life logging technologies is listed on the blog lifestream

TALK ABOUT Surrogates and Avatar

Life logging, sometimes known as quantified self, is the process of tracking and recording personal data via various technologies including, but not limited to; Apps, Smart watches, wrist trackers, and cameras. Lifeloggers (also known as lifebloggers or lifegloggers) typically utilize wearable technology or mobile devices in order to capture and chronicle their lives.

Many people take part in life logging without perhaps even realising they’re doing so. The many forms of social media such as; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter(among others) can be said to be a form of life logging. To some transhumanists, the process of life logging is a way to achieve a form of digital immortality. Life logging with regards to longevity may come mostly in the form of health and sleep trackers. Optimised health being seen as a critical component to some.

AVATARS

What if you could create a version of yourself that was indestructible. We’ll meet a computer scientist who wants to build vitual versions of ourseleves, Avatars, that look act and talk like real people. And will hang around long after the flesh and blood versions of us are dead and gone. In the show star trek the next generation, there is an episode where the holodeck, a place where people from the distant past can live on as computer generated holographs. A way toa allow all of us to live forever. When it first came out it was impossible for you to do, but now it’s possible. Jason Lee is a computer scientist in the University of Illinois Chicago, through Project: Lifelike, a pam tp make immortality available to anyone by creating a virtual copy of you as an avatar, a concept that intrigued Jason long before James Cameron Parlayed it into a billion dollar blockbuster. An avatar is an instance of yourself that’s digital, that will never die. Jason knows he can’t really make you liv forever. But he can use computers to presrve your thoughts, memories, even the way you look, even for eternity. In the future your children’s children will be able to meet with you. Students will be able to talk to scientists long gone like Stephen Hawking . This world where we can build relationships with anyone from the famous to family. The most interesting notion about James Cameron’s avatar was the tree of knowledge, twhen the people passed on their memories are absorbed into the tree of past knowledge. That’s what we’re trying to do. We have a collective knowldeg of people. Jason dreams of a future where anyone can program all their thoughts, feelings, memories, hopes, and fears into a virtual replica of themselves so people can actually speck directly to those who are long gone. What we’d like to do in the future is break the avatar out of the box, make it a person in 3d, real, conversational avatars that are as intelligent humans despite not having the consciousness themselves. They are called Avatars. In hinduism an Avatara, is a divine being that takes the form of a human or beast,  Avatara literally means “corssing own” into the realm of humans. But unlike Jason Lee’s Avatar, they are mortal.

Avatars, Life-logging, and the Library of Souls Surrogates and Holobiont (super organism like in avatar, has symbiotic relationship with controller), Internet of things (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL34vK-On3o , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz7c7mJESGE , Internet of things (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVlT4sX6uVs ,

READY FOR AN ARTIFICIAL BRAIN?

“What’s on your mind?” asks Facebook. Above the question asks whether I’d like to “Add Photos/Video,” and below it asks if I’d like to include other people within my vicinity, my current location, and how my emotional state is during this thought process. Most importantly, though, it asks whether I’d like to share this thought with the general public, or a few select friends, or maybe just to myself. All-in-all, Facebook represents a very low-tech artificial brain.

The posts that I’d make would be, as author Juan Enríquez would call them, “digital tattoos”–they act as long-lasting imprints of myself, of my thoughts and of my beliefs at the current moment. Instead of having to rely on neuronal relay signaling to remember a certain memory – what I’d eaten, where I went one day, what my friend said to me on another day – despite the fact that sometimes these flashbulb-memories can be quite inaccurate, we now merely need to rely on social networks like Facebook and Google+.

As a low-tech artificial brain, its ability to attain enough memory storage capacity for a lifetime is very sufficient! We no longer need to suffer from lost memories, or inaccurate memories. Using social networks like Facebook and Google+, I am almost literally merging with the machines already, because my means of memory extraction no longer rely solely on my biological brain, but both it and my online artificial brain as well.

FUTURE IMPLICATIONS

mind uploadingAs we continue our scientific endeavors in mapping the human brain, and subsequently reverse-engineering it, imagine reaching a point where artificial brains become commercially available to everyone, as an implant the size of a chip. Everything that occurs throughout your life – each synaptic brain wave communicated between neurons every second of your day – will be recorded and backed up, ready to be accessed at your own convenience.

Like Facebook and Google+, maybe we’ll begin sharing our memories, dreams, and experiences with the rest of the world – a truly bio-digital interconnected global social network derived from each individual’s brain. Better yet, imagine a day where Alzheimer’s disease is thrown into the dustbin of history, allowing people to flourish and live happy, healthy lives with no fear of lost memories or even lost acquaintances of friends, family and loved ones.

Advertisements