Whole brain emulation

From a differential progress framework, there is a lot of uncertainty and disagreement about whether whole brain emulation should be pushed forward.

Two reports investigating this question are:

Three key technologies need to be developed to get to whole brain emulations:

  • scanning
  • modeling
  • computing

Which of those is developed last will influence the dynamics of the transition to a world with emulated minds.

In his book The Age of Em, Robin Hanson makes an extensive analysis of how a world of emulated minds (ems) would work assuming its development isn’t globally coordinated and that proprietary rights are respected.


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