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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The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part one)

During our current technological age of the 21st century, topics like robotics, AI, mind uploading, and indefinite life extension are no longer topics of science-fiction, but rather of science-facts and possibilities. The most common one being heavily debated at the current moment is mind uploading. Once we’re able to artificially replicate the human brain, and…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001KPOKDC” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31akCm-uXpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”100″]1. Star Trek’s Tricorder Device in the Making Scientists from University of Technology in Vienna have established a new world record: quadrupling the potential of the powerful Quantum Cascade Laser. Essentially, the laser emits terahertz radiation, invisible energy…

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FutureMed 2020: The Future of Health

Serious Wonder has the opportunity to attend and cover FutureMed2020 this year. As describe on the site:  FutureMed “educates, informs and prepares physicians, innovators, inventors, investors and senior healthcare executives to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies within medicine and healthcare, and to understand how many rapidly developing and converging…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28 1.) New DARPA Challenge DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) recently announced a new challenge with a grand prize of 2 million dollars to whoever can develop a “fully automated cyber defense system” that doesn’t require human intervention. The government is eager to have an automated solution…

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Pale Blue Dot: The Sagan Series

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0007UQNKY” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kqAAeSlTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”75″]The Sagan Series is an educational project working in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population. In @ReidGower latest video, they use Carl Segan’s brilliant and poetic Pale Blue Dot, mixed with stunning visuals that will leave you in a state of awe. Take 4 minutes, without distractions and…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0060FGA8A” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R-AhjTkVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]1.) A Bright Idea from China Chinese Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have created a light bulb with an embedded microchip that produces a Wi-Fi signal; and some are saying that its speed surpasses the majority of average connections. In…

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