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The Internet as Hive Mind: Memory and the Cybermind

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No one can remember everything, and the Web can be a great mind-expanding device.

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The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality

The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

"The human race is on a beeline to mind uploading: We will preserve a brain, slice it up, simulate it on a computer, and hook it up to a robot body."

 

Chronicle continues, "He wants that brain to be his brain. He wants his 100 billion neurons and more than 100 trillion synapses to be encased in a block of transparent, amber-colored resin—before he dies of natural causes.

 

Article by Evan R. Goldstein

Illustrations by Harry Campbell for The Chronicle Review


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 17, 2012 7:39 AM
txs for this Wildcat
Mariana Soffer's comment, July 17, 2012 7:39 AM
Txs Dan as Well
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The brain runs its show incognito

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Eagleman’s new book, Incognito, examines the unconscious part of our brains

 

He refers to consciousness as “a tiny stowaway on a transatlantic steamship, taking credit for the journey without acknowledging the massive engineering underfoot.” His book investigates this fact and its implications in decision making. He explains how the mind does enormous amount of work to reach the moment when you can gleefully say, “I just thought of something!” He emphasizes how we often take credit for our ideas without considering the “the vast, hidden machinery behind the scenes.”


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Mariana Soffer's comment, August 3, 2012 6:08 AM
This rocks
gregorylent's comment, August 3, 2012 9:55 AM
yet still, rooted in phrenology 2.0, thinking meat makes consciousness ... tell me mr. eagleman, what is the magic that drives the brain?
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Buddhism: Science of the Mind

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"Modern science initiated a deep spiritual crisis that led to an unfortunate split between faith and reason—a split yet to be reconciled. Buddhism was seen as an 'alternative altar,' a bridge that could reunite the estranged worlds of matter and spirit" writes Dr. Martin J. Verhoeven

 


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