If you are interested in learning more about the philosophical ideas and debates related to Mind Uploading/Downloading please explore the links and presentations below.
TheDayYouDiscardYourBody.pdf -The Day you Discard Your Body (Marshall Brain) PDF.
Power Point Presentations:
cybernetic_biostasis_e1909 – Use of Digital Mindfiles to Preserve Life Pending Revival Via Mindware, Cyber-Consciousness & Mindloading
AC2004_Bell_.ppt – Challenges in building and using a Lifetime Personal Information Store based on MyLifeBits into Today’s Realities
GenesBemes.ppt – Of Genes, Bemes & Conscious Things: Transhuman Enhancements & Transbeman Rights
Heinlein_C.ppt – Bio-Tech is Turning Heinleinian Predictions into Today’s Realities
Hughes.ppt – Brain Repair and the Near Future of Death
rothblatt_1.ppt – Defining and Resolving Geoethical Issues in Neuronanotechnology
One of the objectives of the Lifenaut.com mission is to make the mindfile creation process available to everyone on the globe. At first glance a technologically- oriented project such as this might seem to pose the problem of limited access, however 1 billion cellphones were sold in developing countires this year (2007) and in alignment with Moore’s Law, they are becoming increasingly like mini-pc’s. Computers themselves are also becoming rapidly more affordable. We feel that IT access will be universal within 10-20 years.
$100 laptop’ production begins
By Jonathan FildesScience and technology reporter, BBC News
Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production.