It was during the International Congress of Global Future, 2045 that the computer scientist Ray Kurzweil announced this incredible news. Assuming that the speed and processing capability of computers double every two years (Moore’s Law), it will be possible to store the complete information contained in human brain on a hard disk by the year 2045. Even after the death, your loved ones could continue with to “chat” with you, learn new things by looking at your culture directory and have a good laugh by visiting your “humor” folder, etc.
Imagine using an appropriate interface, it would even be possible to speak with you directly, as in a Skype conversation. To push the limits of the imagination further, some researchers do not hesitate to say that we could then relocate the data to a humanoid robot that looks like the deceased. The news has resulted in some interesting remarks from some of the scientists. A neurobiologist in U.S. has even said that in order to advance the project, he was ready to commit suicide so that he may be reincarnated into a machine.
The short film below, entitled “The Final Moments of Karl Brant” offers a vision of this new technology. A man who had transferred his memory in a computer, is murdered some time later. Investigators are able to access to this data and able to discuss with the hologram image of a deceased to get the valuable information about the killer and the reasons that prompted the murderer to take this action.
We are completely overwhelmed to learn that the contents of our brain could survive in this way. We could not have imagined that such technology is feasible in the near future. However, is it morally good and not? let the people decide it. If this technology is materialized, would you like to become immortal by transferring your brain into a computer?