The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part two)

To simply “download” everything within your brain and upload it into an artificial brain, physical continuity (see Part 1) is being replicated, not maintained. Essentially you’d be partaking in a really cool process of cloning. That’s it. Think of Lieutenant Commander Data and his brother Lore from the Star Trek universe (ignoring, of course, your…

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Here’s a Nest for Your Smart House

The Internet of Things anticipates that every piece of your home will be equipped with Internet connectivity. But who would think to include thermostats, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide monitors on that list? Yesterday, Google announced that they acquired Nest, a company specializing in home automation. Founded by former Apple engineers Tony Fadell and Matt…

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