Replicas (2018, starring Keanu Reeves) – Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKdpGHazAqs Disclaimer: this is not an analysis of the plot, cinematography, execution or characters of Replicas but solely a review of the technology, with the plot supplied for your understanding. A brief plot summary of Replicas William Foster (Keanu Reeves), a…

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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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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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Digital Immortality: the Class Divide Problem

The Class Divide Problem is a huge problem. This little quote is just to highlight that. Oppression of almost any group is not only possible but easy if digital immortality remains in the hands of a select few... The Class Divide…

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Identity as a Digital Being: Who even are we?

Traditional interpretations of identityTraditionally, Identity has been almost entirely about who a person is and what groups they fall into. For all of human history we have defined people as things like 'Jew', 'male', 'black', 'straight', 'liberal', 'nerd' and so…

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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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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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San Junipero – Black Mirror – Review

San Junipero is S03 E04 of Netflix's Black Mirror. The episode is set in a simulated reality seaside town in 1987 but actually takes place just beyond the foreseeable future. The episode takes the perspective of dying lesbian paraplegic, Yorkie,…

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Murder and Copied Consciousness

Murder is a well-known uniquely biological crime where one person kills another. This shouldn't apply to someone who is immortal via uploading their brain, but this idea is not as simple as it may seem. There has been a fair…

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Digital Immortality: an Overview

It is my belief that one day humans will decide to dispense entirely of their biological bodies in favour of digital robotics. Though some may regard such a being as not human at all, we do not think that would…

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