Terasem Movement Inc.
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Terasem Movement, Inc. is a
501c3 not-for-profit charity endowed for the purpose of educating the
public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human
life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical
nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness, concentrating in
particular on facilitating revivals from biostasis. The Movement
focuses on preserving, evoking, reviving and downloading human
At Terasem Radio you can listen to music and interviews related to immortality,
transhumanism, cyberconsciousness, mind-uploading, and the Singularity. Terasem Radio is an Internet radio station
operated by Terasem Movement, Inc. and dedicated to diversity, unity, and joyful immortality. The radio station offers
music and commentary on the Terasem transreligion and its educational mission in favor of geoethical nanotechnology,
transhuman cyberconsciousness and indefinitely extended life.
June 29, 2015
Scientists create a "fully functional" artificial neuron
Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Linkoping University have built what they claim is a "fully
functional neuron" that mimicks the functions of a human nerve cell, according to
article published in Kurzweil AI News . The "organic electronic biomimetic neuron" senses a chemical change in one dish
and translates it into an electrical/ionic signal that travels along an "axon" to a "synapse" and releases
chemical signals in another dish that then trigger another neuron, etc.
June 22, 2015
Brain connections last as long as the memories they store
Our memories are as fleeting as the brain structures that store them, or so the theory goes. When the connections - called
synapses - between neurons break, the memories they hold are thought to evaporate along with them. Mark Schnitzer, an
associate professor of biology and of applied physics at Stanford, has leveraged microscopy tools developed in his lab
to monitor the connections (synapses) between hippocampal neurons for the first time and confirm this theory, according to
an article published in the Stanford News
Service. In the mice that the neuroscientist and his team studied, the connections between neurons lasted about 30 days,
roughly the duration over which episodic memories are believed to stay in the mouse hippocampus.
May 19, 2015
3D Virtual Humans
Photo-realistic 3D Virtual humans capable of having a conversation with you are just around the corner. You will soon
be able to create visually indistinguishable animated avatars of loved ones, ancestors, historic figures, etc.
according to ReForm, a new franchise from the
Creators Project of the Institute For Creative Technologies.
May 5, 2015
Future artificial intelligence: acceptance or fear
Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil, his daughter and our founder Martine Rothblatt recently exchanged a fascinating
series of communications about the reasons behind fear or acceptance of future
artificial intelligence. That discussion has now been published in a Kurzweil AI
April 27, 2015
Self modifying code a hallmark of real intelligence as well as artificial intelligence
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor "DNA surgeries" to toggle their activity levels
all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in learning, memory and brain disorders, the researchers think their
finding will shed light on a range of important questions, as reported in this Medical Express
April 22, 2015
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
In a world first, Chinese scientists have created genetically modified human embryos using the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 and
sparked a high-profile debate about the ethical implications of such work. Human germline modification is widely considered unethical
for both safety and social reasons and is prohibited by more than 40 countries and several international human rights treaties. See this
article in Nature for more information.
March 16, 2015
Minduploading Technology: High-speed, high-resolution imaging of live neurons
Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Kanazawa University have imaged living
neurons with unprecedented spatial resolution and speed by using a modified atomic force microscope, as reported in
a Kurzweil AI
March 15, 2015
Future world of cyber-consciousness mindclones
In a not-too-far-future, robotic mind-clones will accompany us to the ballot box or grocery store, sit in on business meetings
we can't make, argue with us occasionally and keep our essence alive long after we're gone. "There will be continued
advances in software that we see throughout our entire life, Eventually, these advances in software will rise to the level
of consciousness." Martine Rothblatt told a packed audience at SXSW according to an
article in USA Today.
March 2, 2015
Scientists have successfully traced how memories are imprinted on the brain
In a paper published in the science journal Nature,
scientists report success in tracing how memories are imprinted on the brain. According to Professor Ellen Carpenter, chair of UCLA's undergraduate
Neuroscience program, this "demonstrates that it is possible to find the cellular source of learning. Previously we had thought that learning was much
more distributed across the brain." The experiment charted nerve cell changes in rats' brains as they made decisions - a process that could
prove life changing if replicated in humans according to a recent article in The Daily Beast.
February 16, 2015
Time is running out for ethicists to tackle very real AI quandaries
Self-driving cars? Buses? Planes? Fully automated restaurants? Police drones? In the very near future, virtually all of us will spend some portion of the day
with our lives in the hands of a piece of autonomous software. Clearly AI morality is anything but academic! A
in ExtremeTech makes the case that AI ethics is the most important philosophical issue of our time. This also one of the key issues
explored in depth by luminaries such as Marvin Minsky Ph.D, William Sims Bainbridge Ph.D, and Martine Rothblatt Ph.D in the Terasem
Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness for almost a decade.