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Bina48 Featured on Bloomberg Business

Bin48 was featured on Bloomberg Business during an interview with Martine Rothblatt, inventor of the robot Bina48, about MindClones.

Watch the interview below…


Mindclones from Social Media: New Research from Stanford Suggests Feasibility

One of the more controversial ideas of transhumanism is the notion of mind uploading where the essence of a person, their mind, would be transferred to a computer. A related but less ambitious project is constructing a simulated “second self” or mindclone to continue your personality, work and relationships after death. Or perhaps just to help you be more efficient while still alive.

Companies such as eterni.me, Gordon Bell’s MyLifeBits, and Terasem’s Lifenaut are pursuing this goal.

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Computers are Better Judges of Personality Than Friends and Family

Computers can judge personality traits far more precisely than ever believed, according to newly published research.

In fact, they might do so better than one’s friends and colleagues. The study, published Jan. 12 and conducted jointly by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People’s judgments were based on their familiarity with the judged individual, while the computer used digital signals – Facebook “likes.”

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This Thanksgiving, give back to your future

Leave your great-great-grandchildren something to remember you by with a Lifenaut Biofile. We’ll store your DNA for you* and in lab conditions, so a piece of you will always live on. And maybe someday, you’ll finally be eating turkey in that flying car you wanted.

Lifenaut Biofiles are stored as part of the BioFile project. Our BioFile Collection kit is available for a one time donation of $99.00 to cover shipping and handling.

* See our terms of participation

Alternatives for Very Long-Term Storage of Personal Information & Materials


LifeNaut was featured in April 2013 issue of Cyronics magazine titled, “Alternatives for Very Long-Term Storage of Personal Information & Materials”. Below is an excerpt and link to full article in PDF format:

An important consideration for many cryonicists and other immortalists is the long-term storage of information and materials such as audio and video recordings, photos, documents and records, to be retrieved at the time of revival or cloning. In the future these simply may be welcome and ejoyable connections to one’s prior life, or they could serve as aids in reconstructing one’s identity and personality. Storage may also include objects such as memorabilia or those with possible future value such as precious metals and jewels, or even tissue and DNA samples. Assuming that revival could take as long as a hundred or hundreds of years to become feasible, it would not be reasonable to expect that one can leave records and material with friends or relatives and expect them to be continually garded, maintained, and passed on through future generations. This article is a brief survey of currently available methods of potentially very long-term storage, including discussion of their respective advantages and disadvantages, and some recommendations by the author…

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LifeNaut Project & Bina48 robot are featured in National Geographic 8/11

The Terasem Movement Foundation’s www.LifeNaut.com project is mentioned in the August 2011 edition of the National Geographic magazine (click link to see article/photos).

Max Aquilera-Hellweg created a beautiful two page photo of Nick Mayer, Manager of Cyberbiological Systems, Lifenaut project with Bina48 the worlds most advanced humanoid robot at our location in Vermont. It is another sign that the awareness of robots and avatars and uploading your ‘bemes’ is moving towards the mainstream of our culture conversation.

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LifeNaut LifeSaver Volunteer Program Nationwide Campaign is Launched

The Terasem Movement Foundation is launching a nation wide volunteer effort:

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Reaching out to both local and national organizations such as the National Alzheimer’s Association and Hospice Association and AARP, the LifeNaut project is offering support and technical assistance to people and volunteer organizations, who would like to learn how to use the suite of web tools at LifeNaut.com to capture and preserve another person’s life information in a digital time capsule.

LifeNaut.com is a free, safe and secure online space that allows anyone to upload videos,audio recording, images and documents that describe a person’s unique experiences,memories, values, attitudes and beliefs. You can even create and interactive avatar. Volunteers who work with people facing memory challenging conditions and end of life issues are being given priority.

To get in involved or learn more about the LifeNaut LifeSaver Volunteer project contact us at Terasem@gmavt.net.

You can check out the website at www.LifeNaut.com.

Terasem’s Flagship Project: Lifenaut.com recieves 6K visitors in 24 hours

WWW.Lifenaut.com, is a project of the Terasem Movement Foundation, aimed at offering a form of digital immortality. The Lifenaut project recently launched a fully new version of its award winning website. The new site focuses on helping users create an Artificially Intelligent based Avatar, that with some time and effort may one day be able to pass the Turing Test, where humans cannont tell the difference online whether they are interacting with the real you or your avatar.

Featured in the June issue of New Scientist Magazine www.lifenaut.com and its avatars were described at part of the next step of the internet revolution, the coming of intelligent avatars.

“2B” Sci Fi Feature (2010) is screened at the Cannes Marche Du Film

Cannes, France – Terasem Media and Films in collaboration with Transformer Films presented its feature sci-fi thriller: “2B:The Era of Flesh is Over” at this year’s Marche Du Film.

Official Website: www.2Bmovie.com

In the near future, the first techno-human commits a crime to show that the era of the flesh body is over, that even “death is dead”.

SHORT SYNOPSIS New York, soon. Technology’s exponential growth is fast and furious. Human life is in the process of being transformed. Mankind stands on the verge of re-engineering its biology—merging with the incredibly intelligent machines it has created. Mia 2.0, the world’s first ‘Transbeman’ and her inventor, the eccentric Dr. Tom Mortlake, conduct a bold political experiment designed to prove that human reliance on the fragile flesh body is over and ‘eternal life‘ is at hand.

THE BUZZ The script is based upon real science and evolving technologies. The ‘techno-human’ conundrum is the hottest and most controversial topic of this century. This film is an entertainment designed to jump-start the conversation about the moral and religious questions raised by the bio-tech revolution.

Abraham Lincoln Comes

BRISTOL, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Terasem Movement Foundation Inc., creators of the award winning digital immortality website Lifenaut.com, announced the History Lives Project ™. This free, web-based project offers digital imaging & “artificial consciousness” technology that allows anyone with a PC and an internet connection to participate in bringing Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Charles Darwin and other historical figures back to life.

Created by an international software development team based in the United States and the United Kingdom, the History Lives Project™ is designed to make it possible for anyone to participate in the creation of interactive digital clones of past historical figures. Imagine having a conversation with Abraham Lincoln instead of just reading about him, or interacting with Gandhi about non-violence and other lessons from his struggle for India’s independence from British rule. Listen to Harriet Tubman speak about her life as an anti-slavery activist or Susan B. Anthony share her thoughts on Women’s Rights before getting the right to vote. A chat with Mozart anyone?

Using tools available within Lifenaut.com, groups and individuals will pool their knowledge and efforts to build the “mind file” for a digital representation of Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Charles Darwin, or Gandhi will able to carry on speech and text conversations based on information accessed by custom built artificial consciousness software. A “mind file” is a digital archive that represents the unique knowledge, values, mannerism, beliefs and behavior of a person- in this case, an historical figure. Overtime, each “digital clone” will become more and more true to the original. The project also invites people to propose other historical figures for “re-animation”.

The project is funded by the Terasem Movement Foundation Inc., which in October of 2007 launched Lifenaut.com, the first free digital immortality social networking site to explore the possibility of creating robust “mind files” or digital archives of a person’s life that can be used in the future to re-create a digital clone.

To get involved or learn more, visit History Lives at Lifenaut.com.

Contacts Terasem Movement Foundation Inc. Bruce Duncan, 617-365-7414 Managing Director bduncan2008@gmail.com

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