Terasem Movement Inc.
Lives are Good
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
January 28, 2015
AI Has Arrived and Some Very Smart People Are Worried
Artificial Intelligence problems that seemed nearly unassailable just a few years ago are now being solved according
to a recent article
in Wired. "Deep learning has boosted Android's speech recognition, and given Skype Star Trek - like instant translation capabilities.
Google is building self-driving cars, and computer systems that can teach themselves to identify cat videos.
Robot dogs can now walk very much like their living counterparts." Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recently joined renowned physicist Steven Hawkings
and SpaceX/Tesla Motors entrepreneur Elon Musk in warning that artifical intelligence could pose a threat to humanity, according
to a new article in Forbes.
January 12, 2015
Computer predictions based on which articles, videos, artists and other items a person had liked on social media were more accurate in judging
the subject's personality than friends and family
in a recent Stanford study.
This is strong support for the first part of the Terasem Hypothesis:
"An adequately detailed and organized set of digital bemes of a person's
mannerisms, personality, recollections, feelings, beliefs, attitudes and values captures their consciousness in a state of biostasis, and
when coupled with future software that elicits the consciousness immanent in such digital reflections, will enable the person to be revived,
feel alive, and enjoy a sense of conscious continuity with themselves."
November 19, 2014
We've Put a Worm's Mind in a Lego Robot's Body
The OpenWorm project has mapped the connections between the worm's 302 neurons and simulated them in software. (The project's
ultimate goal is to completely simulate C. elegans as a virtual organism.) Recently, they put that software program in a simple Lego robot
in what could be contrued as the
world's first mind upload.
This is strong support for the second part of the Terasem Hypothesis:
"A revived cyber-conscious person, with future technology, may be downloaded into a nanobiotechnological body, based either primarily on
nanotechnology or primarily on a body regenerated from a stem cell with its unique mind suppressed, and may thereafter continue their life
with the same sense of self as when they originally stored digital bemes of themselves for future revival."
October 2, 2014
Dr. Ken Hayworth: Will You Preserve Your Brain?
If the technology existed, would you have your brain preserved? Do you believe your brain is the essence of you? Check out this
about Dr. Ken Hayworth of
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who is developing machines and techniques to map brain tissue at the nanometer scale. He strives for
the ability to trace connections between neurons and to provide a way to preserve a human brain's total synaptic organization.