Immortality

Toyota NullGfExep
Jun 11 22 Comments

Do you think it would be possible to achieve immortality, i.e. by transitioning your brain to a computer, then live forever as a machine or even transitioning your consciousness to a different body. Do you think this is feasible in the future, if so when?

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  • Apple PTSE75
    The best part about this post is:

    “if so, when?”
    Jun 11 0
  • Uber / Eng barnacles.
    Why would I want to live without eating and having sex ?
    Jun 11 3
    • Apple / Eng CodeMonk🐒
      You can do these w/ pixels.
      Jun 11
    • Uber / Eng barnacles.
      There is no mention of a display. It could be a Linux OS with just a remote console access
      Jun 11
    • Apple / Eng CodeMonk🐒
      😂
      Jun 11
  • Carta sitbiscuit
    Entropy is inevitable so nothing can last forever
    Jun 11 1
    • Arthrex quarks
      And I'm iron man 😏
      Jun 11
  • Google __human__
    It's very likely that we will build something that to the new host is completely indistinguishable from a continuous line of consciousness from the previous form, but that doesn't actually continue the previous form's (your) consciousness, so is indistinguishable to you from normal death, but that fact would not be observable externally, and would be contradicted by the new host that has every indication that they've had a continuous conscious experience across hosts.
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon Waze
    If you can transfer your "consciousness" to a computer, then what happens when you make a duplicate and run them in parallel? Which one is you?
    Jun 11 1
    • New / Eng Hoik
      What's not to say that a clone of you is rampaging in a parallel world already or better yet in amazon from another country?
      Jun 11
  • Salesforce op
    Read books by Yuval Noah Harari (Homo Deus, Sapiens)
    Jun 11 0
  • New / Eng Hoik
    We can't achieve immortality if we look at in philosophical or mathematical way. Philosophically to achieve it you would first need to understand what death truly means. We only have a definition that suits us. But no one knows what lies on the other side of the death.

    And mathematicallly infinity is a hard number to grasp. You don't wake up 10000 years from now and suddenly realize that you are immortal. What if you die the next morning?

    However I am really interested in increasing life expectancy to say 500 or 1000 years. You could learn so much. You could do 10000 leetcode problems
    Jun 11 4
    • Amazon amaholic
      We all know what’s on the other side!
      Jun 11
    • New / Eng Hoik
      Amazing TC? 😜But seriously what?
      Jun 11
    • Google __human__
      Virtually 100% of neuroscientists believe that conscious experience is an emergent property of computation resulting from electrical impulses in the brain.

      When you die, there are no more electrical impulses in the brain.

      Therefore, the only reasonable position is that there is no conscious experience when you die.
      Jun 12
    • New / Eng Hoik
      You are using virtually and therefore in same paragraph. So we can't say for sure. We need a person who has come from the other side to even confirm anything.
      Jun 12
  • Amazon Waze
    Nothing can last forever.
    Jun 11 0
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    • Apple PTSE75
      🤦‍♂️
      Jun 11
  • LinkedIn Nextslay
    San Junipero
    Jun 12 0
  • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
    I wouldn't want it. Our lives are short for a reason.
    Jun 11 0
  • eBay PR0FCH@0$
    What?
    Jun 11 0
  • Clover Health sses
    The brain itself is just a biological device driven by electricity.
    Jun 11 0

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