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http://rt.com/usa/google-kurzweil-singularity-brain-011/
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Humans will soon be able to upload their entire brains onto computers. After then, other advancements won’t be too far behind.
“The life expectancy was 20, 1,000 years ago,” Kurzweil said over the weekend at the Global Future 2045 World Congress in New York City, CNBC's Cadie Thompson reported. “We doubled it in 200 years. This will go into high gear within 10 and 20 years from now, probably less than 15, we will be reaching that tipping point where we add more time than has gone by because of scientific progress.”

This is precisely where we need to go.

Soon we'll be able to create and control life EXACTLY how we see fit. And since humans are inherently good with thousands of years of embedded knowledge, there's no stopping us. thumb.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 6/20/13 at 10:54am
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there is something that comes out of a bulls arse? i cant quite think of what it is?
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Because overpopulation isn't a problem already.
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there is something that comes out of a bulls arse? i cant quite think of what it is?

In 10 years: "In less then 15 years we will be able to upload our brains"

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In 10 years: "In less then 15 years we will be able to upload our brains"

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It would take 15 years to upload some peoples brains
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Uploading my brain would cause a 0x05 BSOD.
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Because overpopulation isn't a problem already.

It will be possible only for those select worthy Aryans.

Kurzweil will be selecting them...or would want to...too bad we are probably much much more than 20 y off, and he won't be around to make his selfish dream of proving that his sorry-ass is worthy of living forever become true.
Back to dying like a martyr or drinking the blood of gods I guess.
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It will be possible only for those select worthy Aryans.

Kurzweil will be selecting them...or would want to...too bad we are probably much much more than 20 y off, and he won't be around to make his selfish dream of proving that his sorry-ass is worthy of living forever become true.
Back to dying like a martyr or drinking the blood of gods I guess.

See, what I don't understand about posts like this is why would it probably be much more than 20 years off? You don't have any proof, and with the rate of technological development and moore's law, human consciousness uploading seems feasible in the next 20 years. It's called exponential growth for a reason. Furthermore, the IBM bluebrain project will simulate a human brain in the next 9 years.
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Awesome! Now where's my old 8 MB flash drive?
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Even if you upload your brain, you'll still be stuck dealing with your squishy body. Sure, you might have a computer emulate every single aspect of it, but it won't be you. It will be a separate entity. In my opinion, rather than uploading brains, we should make technology compatible with it. I for one would be quite happy with a USB port in my head.
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