December 23, 2013

'Transcendence' - When artificial intelligence becomes self-aware!

Humans will soon be able to upload their entire brains onto computers. After then, other advancements won’t be too far behind.

We're going to become increasingly non-biological to the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important anymore.

In his 2005 book “The Singularity Is Near,” Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicted that ongoing achievements in biotechnology would mean that by the middle of the century, “humans will develop the means to instantly create new portions of ourselves, either biological or nonbiologicial,” so that people can have “a biological body at one time and not at another, then have it again, then change it.”

He also said there will soon be “software-based humans” who will “live out on the Web, projecting bodies whenever they need or want them, including holographically projected bodies, foglet-projected bodies and physical bodies comprising nanobot swarms.”

And Professor Stephen Hawking has predicted that it could be possible to preserve a mind as powerful as his on a computer. Hawking said the brain operates in a way similar to a computer program, meaning it could in theory be kept running without a body to power it.

It is not science-fiction. The European Union, for example, recently announced it was funding a $1.3 billion project to build a human brain on a silicon substrate and at the same time, getting machines to think more like humans is also progressing. Both computers and the robots they control are getting smarter.

We know that Hollywood producers are well informed. Most of the “science-fiction” films are funded by governments and behind the scenes organizations with one goal, to prepare the people for an event in the near future.

For example, the techno-thriller “Upload,” a young computer scientist decides to take the ultimate leap forward by scanning his brain and uploading his memories, personality and consciousness into a simulated world of his own making.

And the latest, ”Transcendence” (In theaters April 17, 2014.) The anti A.I. group RIFT attacks a series of intelligence centers. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions, is one of the casualties, suffering a radiation-laced bullet wound and desperate as his fellow scientists try to reanimate him by uploading his consciousness.

Immortality is only a few years away.

 

It was predicted!

"If we know what we were doing, it wouldn't be research"


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