Human consciousness isn’t something that will be “transferred” into a binary host anytime soon. Even if we have a complete digital snapshot of the brain, down to the smallest measurable detail of every atom, that image would still need to be emulated in some computer system. That emulation would require us to have a complete understanding of not only consciousness in general (including the subconscious), but the specific variants of each individual source brain. Even with the correct emulation environment, we still only have a copy that is divergent from the original a fraction of a second after the scan.Read More
I haven’t seen anything from Dmitry Itskov since 2016ish. There is no update that I can find anywhere: not the project websites, not on social media. I think he’s a visionary, but has nowhere to go with the vision right now because the science is not there yet. There’s so very much we don’t understand about the brain and consciousness.Read More
Is consciousness measurable? Can it be moved to provide a singular continuity of a one unique consciousness or can it simply be duplicated and the original destroyed to give the illusion of being moved?
I don’t see “consciousness” as something that can be transported. Can the entire neurological state of the brain be digitized and run in a brain simulation? Eventually, I believe yes. It would be a duplicate consciousness however. It would not be “moving” the consciousness from the original brain to a new home.Read More