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Professor Brian Cox: Immortality is in Humanity’s Near Future

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By Dawn Luger for The Daily Sheeple

Although it sounds like vampiric science fiction, Professor Brian Cox, the British physicist, astronomer and ex-pop star say that humanity is approaching immortality. Cox went on to say that human brains may be uploaded into computers much sooner than most of us would think.

Humanity’s quest to cure our own mortality is ongoing. In medieval times, there were the alchemists who searched for a universal elixir or philosopher’s stone. In the 20th century, people paid to be cryogenically frozen and now we have companies, like Humaii and Carboncopies, using artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology to enable our consciousness to outlive our bodies. Brian Cox believes we are on the verge of witnessing immortality.

Cox says this is described as a singularity.  The singularity is a theory, popular with many academics and industry leaders involved in robotics and AI, describing a turning point when superintelligent machines surpass humanity. This, they say, will trigger an exponential rate in technological growth whereby AI becomes smarter and smarter, potentially undermining humankind. But we don’t have to resign ourselves to a new world order ruled over by technological overlords just yet. Transhumanists have a more optimistic vision of the singularity, believing it will see humanity merge with technology and enable us to overcome our current physical limitations. That includes our mortality.

According to Cox, there is “no reason at all why you can’t simulate human intelligence. I don’t think people’s minds are different from computers because that would imply there’s something non-physical about them,” he continued. AI machines that are at least as capable and flexible as humans are possible, Cox says. According to the laws of quantum mechanics. True or strong AI (machines as capable as a human) is available, but we’re not quite at a point where we can build the equivalent of a human brain on a computer just yet. “I think we are at a cockroach level of simulating the nervous system right now.”

Another believer in the death-defying powers of technology is Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering. In an interview with Slate in 2013, he told reporters, “I think I have a good chance – I would put it at 80 percent – of getting to the point where [life] becomes indefinite, because you’ll be adding more time than is going by to your remaining life expectancy.”

By 2045, he predicts, we’ll be able to effectively “back up” our consciousness onto a cloud, allowing us to live forever. And it is worth remembering that this is a man with a prediction success rate of 86 percent.

It seems like sci-fi right now, but could be on the precipice of actual conscious immortality? Scientists seem to think so.

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