Mind Uploading = Brain Emulation = Reverse Engineering the Brain


In an interesting article from January 2011 this year, Carl Zimmer, writes about mind uploading and the future of neurotechnology. The article was published in Scientific American. For those who don’t know, another name for “mind uploading” is brain emulation, or reverse engineering the brain.  There are many and long articles written about mind uploading, but they all tend to miss one fact, that is, the answer to the following question: How is brain uploading done? This article answers this question:

“Let’s say you transfer your mind into a computer—not all at once but gradually, having electrodes inserted into your brain and then wirelessly outsourcing your faculties. Someone reroutes your vision through cameras. Someone stores your memories on a net of microprocessors. Step by step your metamorphosis continues until at last the transfer is complete. As engineers get to work boosting the performance of your electronic mind so you can now think as a god, a nurse heaves your fleshy brain into a bag of medical waste. As you—for now let’s just call it “you”—start a new chapter of existence exclusively within a machine, an existence that will last as long as there are server farms and hard-disk space and the solar power to run them, are “you” still actually you?”

Reverse engineering the brain, means, in short copying the whole brain, neuron by neuron and there are billions of neurons in a human brain, always changing, creating new synaptic connections, something that might mean that the person on who the mind uploading is done, must live an isolated life and do as little as possible. In one article that I read, it took around 10 years to emulate a rats brain, that is so much smaller then the human brain and IBM has been able to finally emulate a cat’s brain and even to create a cognitive chip, based on the human brain.

One thing that is amazing about this kind of articles is the fact that the writers are overoptimistic, and they tend to put the end result as more important than the ethics in actually uploading somebody’s mind, neuron by neuron in super computers (for example IBMs Blue Gene).

What Targeted Individuals claim, that they have or might have electrodes implanted in the brain, that the perpetrators can see through our eyes or that they can sense our senses and can read our intentions and even thoughts, seems to match in great detail what mind uploading does and how it is done. Some of the targeted individuals have experienced mind downloading back in the brain as well, one’s own experiences that can be experienced again, with all senses, emotion by emotion, thought by thought – virtual reality. Some claim to have strange dreams, that are not their own.

That this is done on many Targeted Individuals is not an issue that they want to discuss or mention, while one of the biggest project of the EU is actually Brain Emulation. One paper on it, can be found here, entitled Whole Brain Emulation, A Roadmap, written by Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom, in 2008. Who could actually believe that they are involved in murderous conduct and research on humans without their consent, when their work is done at the “Institute of Humanity”, because when you read the word “Humanity”, you can’t help but getting those very positive vibes from the word itself.

Reading it, as a TI that is tortured by the same technology, the lack of will to discuss the ethics of the process is unbelievable. In this paper, it is stated that ethical discussions are of no interest, because they hope (yet, are not sure) that when the emulation is done, the researchers will be able to have all the answers about personal identity, social roles, theories of mind, the nature of consciousness and so forth.

One might say, that TIs that believe in the “mind uploading” and “artificial intelligence” – research theory on human beings without their consent, look for such answers that resonate well with their initial assumptions. But I think that if you were a TI, having electrodes in your brain and spinal cord, or other places in your body, you would feel them as artificial objects that do not belong there, or you might feel the effects of it. Almost all TIs talk about the pain in the spine and/or the chest and the “electrical ray” in the brain or the back of the head as the initiation in the TI-experience.  You would try different methods to ease the pain, and the only thing that would help would be certain things that would interfere with their tech. Examples are magnets and sound.

And if we are wrong, why doesn’t anyone prove us wrong? Probably no one has tried yet, because we have not become a threat.

When a targeted individual meets health professionals, the only help a TI gets is the “old fashioned” one, while the real cause can be called a “neuro technical problem”, but these people, that can “fix it” does as far as we know, not yet exist, and the tech is still dangerous and painful.

Money does not buy a human life, and can’t buy back the lives that we lose, being the victims of such research and the emphasis on money and the riches this kind of Neurotechnological and Bioengeneering research will bring, as it does in this article, published in H+, should worry each and everyone.

There are numerous questions that need an answer, and the first one is of course, how many victims are there that don’t know yet that they are TIs?

The other one, is how many applications the uploading of our brains has? We suspect that the applications are many, ranging from brain chips that will enhance memory, to information that can be downloaded into robots so that they can behave like humans do, and to pattern recognition cameras and other systems.

One of the main goal with bioengineering, neurotechnology and AI-research is enhancement of humans. That raises in it’s turn many questions:

Will this tech be available for everyone in the future or will it only be available for the rich and powerful? Will it create humans that are enhanced as opposed to the “others” that can not afford it, or that don’t know it exists?  Will the enhanced human beings, look down upon and exterminate the ones that are not enhanced, because of claims about overpopulation and waste? Can it create slavery? Will the governments in the future be able to decide what people think, feel and believe? Will it bring some kind of Dooms Day and will it change humanity as we know it, forever? Doesn’t people, have to be informed and involved in this discussion?

Read More:

BRAIL: Brain Reverse Engineering and Imaging Lab: In 20 years, this group of researchers are to solve the brain’s mysteries.

Engineeringchallenges.com: Why do scientists want to emulate the human brain?

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One thing that is amazing about this kind of articles is the fact that the writers are overoptimistic, and they tend to put the end result as more important than the ethics in actually uploading somebody’s mind, neuron by neuron in super computers (for example IBMs Blue Gene).

What Targeted Individuals claim, that they have or might have electrodes implanted in the brain, that the perpetrators can see through our eyes or that they can sense our senses and can read our intentions and even thoughts, seems to match in great detail what mind uploading does and how it is done. Some of the targeted individuals have experienced mind downloading back in the brain as well, one’s own experiences that can be experienced again, with all senses, emotion by emotion, thought by thought – virtual reality. Some claim to have strange dreams, that are not their own.

That this is done on many Targeted Individuals is not an issue that they want to discuss or mention, while one of the biggest project of the EU is actually Brain Emulation. One paper on it, can be found here, entitled Whole Brain Emulation, A Roadmap, written by Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom, in 2008. Who could actually believe that they are involved in murderous conduct and research on humans without their consent, when their work is done at the “Institute of Humanity”, because when you read the word “Humanity”, you can’t help but getting those very positive vibes from the word itself.

Reading it, as a TI that is tortured by the same technology, the lack of will to discuss the ethics of the process is unbelievable. In this paper, it is stated that ethical discussions are of no interest, because they hope (yet, are not sure) that when the emulation is done, the researchers will be able to have all the answers about personal identity, social roles, theories of mind, the nature of consciousness and so forth.

One might say, that TIs that believe in the “mind uploading” and “artificial intelligence” – research theory on human beings without their consent, look for such answers that resonate well with their initial assumptions. But I think that if you were a TI, having electrodes in your brain and spinal cord, or other places in your body, you would feel them as artificial objects that do not belong there, or you might feel the effects of it. Almost all TIs talk about the pain in the spine and/or the chest and the “electrical ray” in the brain or the back of the head as the initiation in the TI-experience.  You would try different methods to ease the pain, and the only thing that would help would be certain things that would interfere with their tech. Examples are magnets and sound.

And if we are wrong, why doesn’t anyone prove us wrong? Probably no one has tried yet, because we have not become a threat.

When a targeted individual meets health professionals, the only help a TI gets is the “old fashioned” one, while the real cause can be called a “neuro technical problem”, but these people, that can “fix it” does as far as we know, not yet exist, and the tech is still dangerous and painful.

Money does not buy a human life, and can’t buy back the lives that we lose, being the victims of such research and the emphasis on money and the riches this kind of Neurotechnological and Bioengeneering research will bring, as it does in this article, published in H+, should worry each and everyone.

There are numerous questions that need an answer, and the first one is of course, how many victims are there that don’t know yet that they are TIs?

The other one, is how many applications the uploading of our brains has? We suspect that the applications are many, ranging from brain chips that will enhance memory, to information that can be downloaded into robots so that they can behave like humans do, and to pattern recognition cameras and other systems.

One of the main goal with bioengineering, neurotechnology and AI-research is enhancement of humans. That raises in it’s turn many questions:

Will this tech be available for everyone in the future or will it only be available for the rich and powerful? Will it create humans that are enhanced as opposed to the “others” that can not afford it, or that don’t know it exists?  Will the enhanced human beings, look down upon and exterminate the ones that are not enhanced, because of claims about overpopulation and waste? Can it create slavery? Will the governments in the future be able to decide what people think, feel and believe? Will it bring some kind of Dooms Day and will it change humanity as we know it, forever? Doesn’t people, have to be informed and involved in this discussion?

Read More:

BRAIL: Brain Reverse Engineering and Imaging Lab: In 20 years, this group of researchers are to solve the brain’s mysteries.

Engineeringchallenges.com: Why do scientists want to emulate the human brain?

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