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  • Hey, there! Welcome to Life Noggin.

  • Oh, a pizza bagel! Sweet!

  • This video was made possible thanks to WiX.

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  • Your world is pretty awesome—I had a great time when I was there. I saw a bunch of cool places and even helped my friend Phil fall in love!

  • But now a lot of you have asked if you could come and visit me in my world.

  • Maybe help fight one of those big scary monsters we found or just hang out with me and Triangle Bob on the couch.

  • Or maybe instead of visiting us, you just wanna upload your mind to the Internet in an attempt to live forever. And that's fine, too.

  • That's a good reason.

  • So, could something like that ever happen?

  • Is it possible for you to transfer your consciousness to the Internet?

  • Well, for right now, no.

  • That's because even if it was only a matter of scanning your mind and emulating it on a computer, your tech just isn't there yet to be able to feasibly download and handle all of that information in a timely manner.

  • There is A LOT up there.

  • For the future though, we don't know for certain yet if it could happen.

  • And even if it could, it would likely be some sort of moral issue on if the emulated brain was really you.

  • But we can look at what scientists think and what some companies are trying to do.

  • Like the company Nectome. Since the tech isn't really there yet to fully scan your mind,

  • their mission is to try and preserve your brain well enough so that it keeps all of your memories intact.

  • Then, after they figure out how to successfully store it all in some sort of brain bank,

  • they think that you'd be able to digitize your preserved brain and use it to recreate your mind by the turn of the century.

  • Basically, you preserve your mind now,

  • and then use it to digitally recreate your consciousness later when your tech hopefully catches up to your big ideas.

  • It's ambitious for sure!

  • And Nectome has already been able to make a few steps in the right direction.

  • They were able to preserve a pig's brain well enough that all of the neural links inside the brain were intact and could be seen with an electron microscope.

  • This is after Nectome did something similar with the brain of a rabbit.

  • Surely this is different than doing the same with a human brain, but it's definitely a start.

  • And even if they did manage to store your brain, and we go out on a limb and assume all of your memories came along with it,

  • there's still the whole thing about actually transferring your mind to the digital world.

  • Scientists and researchers really seem to be divided on whether or not this whole thing is really possible.

  • Some people believe the brain is just simply not computable, while others, like Ken Hayworth, a neuroscientist and president of the Brain Preservation Foundationthat's a thing

  • envision a future where you can upload you mind to the digital space.

  • But no matter who's right, what seems a lot more likely than transferring your consciousness to the Internet, is finding a way to connect your mind to a computer.

  • There's already been some work done along this path!

  • Just last year, a team of engineers from Wits university were able to use an EEG device, which detects electrical signals in the brain,

  • to transmit neurological activity to a credit card sized computer called a Raspberry Pi.

  • Then they live-streamed the data and put it up on an open website that the public could check out for themselves.

  • So, in the end, we don't know for sure, but maybe one day you'll be able to upload that mind of yours to the Life Noggin Cloud.

  • Until then, we'll keep a hot plate of pizza bagels waiting for you.

  • Mmm... you can just taste the not-realness!

  • Question for you: If you can live in my world forever, and we're hanging out, where's the first place we're going?

  • Let me know in the comment section below, or tell us: What should we talk about next!?

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  • As always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin. Don't forget to keep on thinking!

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/02/19
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