A Digital Identity - An Algorithm For The Soul
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Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation? 
The popular film trilogy, The Matrix, presented a cyberuniverse where humans live in a simulated reality created by sentient machines.
Now, a philosopher and team of physicists imagine that we might really be living inside a computer-generated universe that you could call The Lattice. What’s more, we may be able to detect it. 

“Welcome to The Lattice.” Yes, the Lattice. Sorry, The Matrix was WAY better. The Lattice sounds like a Lifetime remake… read more.

discoverynews:

Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?

The popular film trilogy, The Matrix, presented a cyberuniverse where humans live in a simulated reality created by sentient machines.

Now, a philosopher and team of physicists imagine that we might really be living inside a computer-generated universe that you could call The Lattice. What’s more, we may be able to detect it.

“Welcome to The Lattice.” Yes, the Lattice. Sorry, The Matrix was WAY better. The Lattice sounds like a Lifetime remake… read more.

Seems logical that the next Human Evolutionary jump will be to leave the biological body behind & move out the “artificial”. The ultimate goal is pure knowledge, immortality & survival.
futurist-foresight:

An interesting project for life extension.
discoverynews:

Immortality for Humans by 2045

A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans within the next 33 years. He’s pulled together a team intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house our artificial brains.
The project’s ultimate goal is to save people from suffering and death. But just how likely is it that this project will succeed?

It seems to me the question should be, “Would you even want to do this?”
Do you want to know more…?

Seems logical that the next Human Evolutionary jump will be to leave the biological body behind & move out the “artificial”. The ultimate goal is pure knowledge, immortality & survival.

futurist-foresight:

An interesting project for life extension.

discoverynews:

Immortality for Humans by 2045

A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans within the next 33 years. He’s pulled together a team intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house our artificial brains.

The project’s ultimate goal is to save people from suffering and death. But just how likely is it that this project will succeed?

It seems to me the question should be, “Would you even want to do this?”

Do you want to know more…?

The end of death?
wildcat2030:

‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time

The Special Issue on Mind Uploading (Vol. 4, issue 1, June 2012) of the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, just released, “constitutes a significant milestone in the history of mind uploading research: the first-ever collection of scientific and philosophical papers on the theme of mind uploading,” as Ben Goertzel and Matthew Ikle’ note in the Introduction to this issue. “Mind uploading” is an informal term that refers to transferring the mental contents from a human brain into a different substrate, such as a digital, analog, or quantum computer. It’s also known as “whole brain emulation” and “substrate-independent minds.” Serious mind uploading researchers have emerged recently, taking this seemingly science-fictional notion seriously and pursuing it via experimental and theoretical research programs, Goertzel and Ilke’ note. (via ‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time | KurzweilAI)

The end of death?

wildcat2030:

‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time



The Special Issue on Mind Uploading (Vol. 4, issue 1, June 2012) of the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, just released, “constitutes a significant milestone in the history of mind uploading research: the first-ever collection of scientific and philosophical papers on the theme of mind uploading,” as Ben Goertzel and Matthew Ikle’ note in the Introduction to this issue. “Mind uploading” is an informal term that refers to transferring the mental contents from a human brain into a different substrate, such as a digital, analog, or quantum computer. It’s also known as “whole brain emulation” and “substrate-independent minds.” Serious mind uploading researchers have emerged recently, taking this seemingly science-fictional notion seriously and pursuing it via experimental and theoretical research programs, Goertzel and Ilke’ note. (via ‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time | KurzweilAI)

Einstein is the only figure in the physical sciences with a stature that can be compared with Newton. Newton is reported to have said “If I have seen further than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants.” This remark is even more true of Einstein who stood on the shoulders of Newton. Both Newton and Einstein put forward a theory of mechanics and a theory of gravity but Einstein was able to base General Relativity on the mathematical theory of curved spaces that had been constructed by Riemann while Newton had to develop his own mathematical machinery. It is therefore appropriate to acclaim Newton as the greatest figure in mathematical physics and the Principia is his greatest achievement.
Stephen Hawking (via crookedindifference)

skepttv:

2011 Nobel Prize: Dark Energy feat. Sean Carroll

Guest narrator Sean Carroll of Caltech describes dark energy and the acceleration of the universe, the discovery of which was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics on October 4th.

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder
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cwnl:

Earth’s Siblings: Inside The Planets

Click each for a neat and informative view of the neighboring planets in our Solar System.

via SPACE

benolen:

Space: You Are Here poster series by Mike Gottschalk

jtotheizzoe:

Astrophysicists have finally simulated an entire galaxy. It only took nine months of computing to do it, too!
We were talking about how spiral galaxies form the other day, and simulations like this are key to checking our understanding of the processes behind the Milky Way and others. Essentially, they take all the applicable laws of physics and astronomy, dump them in a computer, let it build a galaxy and see if it matches what we see in real life.
I’d say they did pretty well!
(via UCSC)

jtotheizzoe:

Astrophysicists have finally simulated an entire galaxy. It only took nine months of computing to do it, too!

We were talking about how spiral galaxies form the other day, and simulations like this are key to checking our understanding of the processes behind the Milky Way and others. Essentially, they take all the applicable laws of physics and astronomy, dump them in a computer, let it build a galaxy and see if it matches what we see in real life.

I’d say they did pretty well!

(via UCSC)

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LONELY ISLAND  A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater on Mars sweeps southward in this  color view from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.  The crater, with a diameter of about 14 miles, is more than 25  times wider than any that Opportunity has previously approached during  the rover’s 90 months on Mars; it also has older geological deposits than any examined by the rover.  Opportunity had previously explored Victoria crater in August, 2008.  (Photo via NASA.gov)

inothernews:

LONELY ISLAND  A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater on Mars sweeps southward in this color view from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.  The crater, with a diameter of about 14 miles, is more than 25 times wider than any that Opportunity has previously approached during the rover’s 90 months on Mars; it also has older geological deposits than any examined by the rover.  Opportunity had previously explored Victoria crater in August, 2008.  (Photo via NASA.gov)

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.
Stephen Hawking (via crookedindifference)
gjmueller:


Fate of the universe. Three scenarios:
Einstein’s model, General Relativity (current cosmological model)
The Big Rip
The Big Crunch
Source: fate of the universe: three scenarios, unsourced :/

via scienceisbeauty

gjmueller:

Fate of the universe. Three scenarios:

Source: fate of the universe: three scenarios, unsourced :/

via scienceisbeauty

iwdrm:

“Tell me, what is love? … Love is first widening my eyes a little bit and quickening my breathing a little and warming my skin and touching … And so on, exactly so. Thank you, Sheila.”
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

iwdrm:

“Tell me, what is love? … Love is first widening my eyes a little bit and quickening my breathing a little and warming my skin and touching … And so on, exactly so. Thank you, Sheila.”

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)


I am further convinced that the next human evolutionary jump will have little to do with the human, & more with artificial technology. I see the aim is to leave the flesh carcass & onto “inmortality” (my added note)_________________________________________________
Research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison points to progress in  creating hybrid computer chips combining silicon and neurons. Biomedical  engineers demonstrated a novel technique for weaving the tendrils of  mouse nerve cells into a network of semiconductor tubes.

I am further convinced that the next human evolutionary jump will have little to do with the human, & more with artificial technology. I see the aim is to leave the flesh carcass & onto “inmortality” (my added note)
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Research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison points to progress in creating hybrid computer chips combining silicon and neurons. Biomedical engineers demonstrated a novel technique for weaving the tendrils of mouse nerve cells into a network of semiconductor tubes.

Quantum Consciousness, Quantum Mind STUART HAMEROFF 

Fascinating.  If you don´t get it 100% understand this: YOU ARE A VITAL PLAYER OF THE UNIVERSE…it could be that everything is here just FOR YOU!