This category includes posts about the effects of digital immortality on the various industries of the world. Not every industry is looked into, but we have included a post in the industry tag if it talks about industrial growth or decline as a direct or indirect result of uploading brains to digital form.

We think the main industries to be affected will be healthcare, as digital beings will not need it, food industries, as digital beings will not need to eat and probably won’t be able to ingest or taste any food, and consumer goods due to the vastly different needs of digital and biological beings.

There will, of course, be new industries to arise, such as artificial body production and customisation, fully integrated/ simulated reality software development and infrastructure deployment to support a transition to a digitised world. Many other industries will also have to transition but would be unlikely to disappear unless with very low innovation.

Neuralink Announcement – what can we expect?

What to expect in the Neuralink announcementRecently, Neuralink has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday, 16th July. While we await this Neuralink announcement, we can only speculate about what it might entail. What is almost guaranteed, however, is that the announcement…

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Medicine vs Maintenance: the end of Healthcare?

Medicine vs MaintenanceThe topic of medicine vs maintenance may seem nonsensical, and historically it would have been. Surely something that needs medicine doesn't need maintenance and vice versa, right? Well, thanks to modern advancements in artificial limb and organ technology,…

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Customisation of a Digital Being

The current model: Limiting factors Human bodies are fairly limited in their ability to be customised. Biological factors are the main dictator in this regard and things like the need for air, food, toxin removal and a constant healthy blood…

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Sex and Sexuality as a Digital Being

This content is MATURE and not recommended for children! The modern purpose and practice of sex Historically, and indeed biologically, sexual intercourse has generally been for the purpose of having children alone. Humans are among the few animals that choose…

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Playtest – Black Mirror – Review

Playtest is Season 3 Episode 2 of Netflix's Black Mirror series. Another brilliant piece of work written by Charlie Brooker and directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Playtest features an American traveller who signs up to beta test a revolutionary new form…

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Selling your Mind and Configurable Brains

Supposedly, after a person had uploaded their brain to digital form, they would have a comprehensive virtual copy. This copy could be analysed and separated into its constituent brain regions. Theoretically, these regions could be replaced with regions from other…

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Digital Beings in a Sustainable Future (Part 4)

This is part 4 in our series about the role of digital beings in a sustainable future. Click here to read part 1, here for part 2 and here for part 3.Soil contamination and quality:Soil pollution, despite being little talked about, is still a considerably…

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Digital Beings in a Sustainable Future (Part 3)

This is part 3 in our series about the role of digital beings in a sustainable future. Click here to read part 1, and here for part 2.Water pollution:Unlike climate change and air pollution, water pollution does not directly affect people, but instead indirectly…

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Digital Beings in a Sustainable Future (Part 2)

This is part 2 in our series about the role of digital beings in a sustainable future. Click here to read part 1.Air pollution:Problems with air pollutionVery much like climate change, air pollution's effects are gradual and not obvious, but it affects…

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Space Exploration with Digital Beings

Why go to space?As Space Explorations Technologies Corp. (more commonly known as 'SpaceX') founder and CEO Elon Musk has said before, multi-planetary colonisation is not a plan B but instead a necessity for the survival of humanity. The best explanation of this is…

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Gaming with a Digital Brain

The gaming industry, currently worth over £100 billion, has constantly been using cutting-edge technology to provide the best experience. At the same time, artificial intelligence has begun to displace human experts. With the release of new forms of gaming and…

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Enhancement of a Digital Being: Software

Artificial Intelligence Software:Perhaps the single greatest software enhancement of a digital being would be the integration of artificial intelligence both in a narrow and general sense. This artificial intelligence would of course be secondary to the original human cognition, but could be…

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