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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Six Disaster Scenarios with Digital Immortality

As with most technological revolutions, a great leap in benefiting society can also create a new platform to threaten it. Traditional automobiles bring both easy travel and deadly pollution; social media helps to connect people by selling their data to…

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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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Digital Immortality: the Death of Democracy

There are many things capable of causing the death of democracy, some more avoidable than others. However, without regulation or some establishment of control, any number of these worst-case scenarios would be practically guaranteed. Before all that, it is important…

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Seven Reasons not to Upload your Brain

Let's first outline a few parameters. I am fully aware that many people would never upload their brain due to various reasons. However, many of these ideas have already been addressed in my posts on Metaphysics and Social Trends so I will…

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Social Trends with Digital Immortality

Previous social trendsEscaping isolationismFrom the earliest recorded human history, we can gather some ideas of how society functioned and social trends. Many ideas from this time were restricted to the region it is from and took a long time to…

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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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Regulating Digital Immortality

Digital Immortality would perhaps be the single most revolutionary inventions in the history of the human race. As with all technological revolutions, it would also bring with it perhaps the single greatest legal challenge in human history, up there with…

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