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Category : Consciousness

17 Aug 2017

Is Life After Death Stored in Quantum Information?

While scientists debate what consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level. Penrose agrees –he and his team have found evidence that “protein-based microtubules—a structural component of human cells—carry quantum information— information stored at a sub-atomic level” Penrose argues that if a person dies temporarily, this quantum information is released from the microtubules and into the universe. However, if the person is resuscitated the […]

07 Aug 2017

Is the “Old Me” Destroyed When I Teleport From Mars?

I am stranded on Mars. The fuel tanks on my return vessel ruptured, and no rescue team can possibly reach me before I run out of food. (And, unlike Matt Damon, I have no potatoes.) Luckily, my ship features a teleporter. It is an advanced bit of gadgetry, to be sure, but the underlying idea is simplicity itself: the machine scans my body and produces an amazingly detailed blueprint, a clear picture of each cell and neuron. That blueprint file […]

14 Jul 2017

Will This App Replicate You?

Replika launched in March. At its core is a messaging app where users spend tens of hours answering questions to build a digital library of information about themselves. That library is run through a neural network to create a bot, that in theory, acts as the user would. Right now, it’s just a fun way for people to see how they sound in messages to others, synthesizing the thousands of messages you’ve sent into a distillate of your tone—rather like […]

08 Jul 2017

What’s On Your Mind – Is Telepathy the New Communication?

Imagine if telepathy were real. If, for example, you could transmit your thoughts to a computer or to another person just by thinking them. Elon Musk is developing Neuralink, and In just a few years, years telepathy will be used routinely in a less invasive way says Openwater founder Mary Lou Jepsen, thanks to technology her company is working on. Jepsen is a former engineering executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google[x] (now called X) and Intel. She’s also been a professor […]

12 Jun 2017

Will You Welcome Singularity When it Happens?

Some movies have the subtle effect of making one ponder: if a singularity happens would we personally welcome any artificial overlord ruling our lives and consciousness? What about you – will you welcome singularity? Most people working with AI on consumer services claim that the AI will not be our real problem, anyway. Give or take a few more years with streams of target parameters and it will handle the world’s most important decisions. A paradigm shift will happen eventually […]

03 Jun 2017

What’s On Your Mind – Will Everyone Know?

What’s On Your Mind? Will Everyone Know? Scanning your brain to decode the contents of your mind has been a subject of intense research interest for some time. As studies have progressed, scientists have gradually been able to interpret what test subjects see, remember, imagine, and even dream – will everyone soon know what’s on your mind? There have been significant limitations, however, beginning with a necessity to extensively catalog each subject’s unique brain patterns, which are then matched with […]

15 May 2017

The Road to Immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel of bone from the rear of your cranium, before carefully laying its fingers, fine and delicate as a spider’s legs, on the viscid surface of your brain. You may be experiencing some misgivings about […]

04 May 2017

Do Time Crystals Radically Change Understanding of Space-Time Continuum?

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their original state. Such a structure would break the second law of thermodynamics, a cardinal rule of physics.  Yet, in 2012, Nobel Laurette and theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek imagined them, what he called time crystals. Their movement isn’t of their own accord. Instead, a fracture in time’s symmetry allows for them to stay in perpetual motion. Time […]

02 May 2017

Has 3D Mapping Discovered the Seat of Consciousness?

Finding consciousness has been next to impossible and even decades of research still leave neuroscientists in the dark. There are many attempts to tackle the problem and some physicists suggested that consciousness or even soul can only be found in the quantum realm – being more or less an entangled equivalent of nature, a complex system that can only be understood by testing certain ideas to get specific results. However, scientists love to map things these days and so far, […]