Is ‘The Matrix’ inevitable?

When evaluating the probability of us creating a simulation, not unlike that in 'The Matrix' or already being in one, we must look at two factors: possibility and plausibility. Obviously, if such a system logically cannot exist then it does…

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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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Our Curious World (EP 17) – Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBekkTqsYs4&t=383sOur Curious World - Digital ImmortalityOur Curious World is a podcast hosted by Krisitan Lander. In this episode, 'Digital Immortality', I (Loui) talked with Kristian about this blog, my inspiration and what I think will happen in relation to the…

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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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Neural Lace vs Uploading Your Brain

What is Neuralink's 'Neural Lace'?NeuralinkLet's start off with Neuralink. Neuralink is Elon Musk's very secretive company that describes itself as "Developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers." As put in SXSW, we currently have very low bandwidth,…

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Seven Reasons to Upload your Brain

We have often discussed the positive impacts of uploading a person's brain, from the positive environmental impact to the fully simulated gaming realities. This list compiles what I think are the top seven reasons to upload your brain to digital…

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The Conflict Landscape with Digital Beings

A (brief) overview of conflictWhy do we have conflicts?There is generally a magnitude of reasons for conflict, though the psychology behind it is fairly well understood and is observed in many places. The largest psychological effect involved here is called…

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Digital Immortality: the Solution to the AI Problem?

What is the AI problem?In short, the AI problem is the uprising of artificially intelligent machines. This is a mainstay for popular culture, making appearances in things like the 'Terminator' series, the 'Matrix' series, 'Ex Machina', 'iRobot' and 'Avengers: Age…

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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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