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    Default Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 years

    Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 years.(2045)




    I always knew that Google wanted to turn humans into a race of Androids. Now it's just a matter of
    waiting 32 years.

    Is it just me or is everything from Star Trek starting to come true? This scenario was already
    shown when Data(the Android commander) received the consciousness of his "grandpa"(from
    one of the TNG episodes) This one:
    Last edited by FlyingBackwards; 06-21-2013 at 11:41 AM.
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    Default Re: Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 y

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingBackwards View Post
    Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 years.(2045)




    I always knew that Google wanted to turn humans into a race of Androids. Now it's just a matter of
    waiting 32 years.

    Is it just me or is everything from Star Trek starting to come true? This scenario was already
    shown when Dana(the Android commander) received the consciousness of his "grandpa"(from
    one of the TNG episodes) This one:
    Thats crazy, lol

    his name is actually Data.
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    Default Re: Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 y

    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    Thats crazy, lol

    his name is actually Data.
    sorry... my fingers slipped.... I only have my imperfect human brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingBackwards View Post
    Is it just me or is everything from Star Trek starting to come true?
    I was just noticing this, too. At the hospital where we've had our two daughters delivered all the nurses had Star Trek style communicators. They were small devices that clipped to the front of their shirts. They'd push a button on them, and speak a person's name out loud. The person on the other end gets asked if they will accept the call and if they do they have two way communication. They push the button again to hang up.
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    Default Re: Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 y

    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    I was just noticing this, too. At the hospital where we've had our two daughters delivered all the nurses had Star Trek style communicators. They were small devices that clipped to the front of their shirts. They'd push a button on them, and speak a person's name out loud. The person on the other end gets asked if they will accept the call and if they do they have two way communication. They push the button again to hang up.
    What's next?

    "We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships.
    We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to
    our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

    Hope not...
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    Now all I have do to is live for the next 90 years and become filthy rich so that I can afford to become a robot. That'd make me 114, that might not be unlikely given the advancement in medicine that will surely come between now and then...

    Also, if I become a robot, you better believe I'm getting a subscription to Carbonite's continues cloud back up so that I can just get a new robot body if I get in a wreck or something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    Now all I have do to is live for the next 90 years and become filthy rich so that I can afford to become a robot. That'd make me 114, that might not be unlikely given the advancement in medicine that will surely come between now and then...

    Also, if I become a robot, you better believe I'm getting a subscription to Carbonite's continues cloud back up so that I can just get a new robot body if I get in a wreck or something!
    Just make sure you keep the credit card information up to date on a regular basis... or they'll cancel your subscription and wipe everything off.

    I've been saying that Google is Skynet and nobody listened to me....

    tin foil hat off...

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    Default Re: Google's Director of Engineering says humans can upload entire brains to computers in about 32 y

    Reminds me of the expression: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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    We don't even know a fraction about how the brain works. This is mostly bullcrap.

    Props to Google for making a strange announcement like this though. Interesting talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synycalwon View Post
    Reminds me of the expression: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
    well.... I say let them experiment.

    Perhaps there will be a Google page allowing people to sign up for the pilot program? I'm willing to sign up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charkzilla20 View Post
    We don't even know a fraction about how the brain works. This is mostly bullcrap.

    Props to Google for making a strange announcement like this though. Interesting talk.
    That's sort of the thing. Even if Moore's law holds up for another 32 years there's no law dictating how fast they'll develop the technologies required to actually convert your brain to digital data or simulate the human brain's activities. Just having the computing power to do it isn't anywhere near good enough. Plus you have to have people paying for all of the right types of research and consumer products for innovation to continue the way it is. It could turn out that for whatever reason we don't spend as much, or any, time trying to develop ways to convert our brains to digital data in the next 32 years. We could be studying something else instead. It happened with space exploration. Space exploration was the area of study for a long time but that's fallen off shapely. It turns out computing and communication were more profitable and important. Who knows what will turn out to be the next "it" field of technology will be?

    I predict that he's wrong. These are the sorts of predictions that almost never come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingBackwards View Post
    well.... I say let them experiment.

    Perhaps there will be a Google page allowing people to sign up for the pilot program? I'm willing to sign up.
    Haha, not me. Way too many risks and potential for bad things to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    That's sort of the thing. Even if Moore's law holds up for another 32 years there's no law dictating how fast they'll develop the technologies required to actually convert your brain to digital data or simulate the human brain's activities. Just having the computing power to do it isn't anywhere near good enough. Plus you have to have people paying for all of the right types of research and consumer products for innovation to continue the way it is. It could turn out that for whatever reason we don't spend as much, or any, time trying to develop ways to convert our brains to digital data in the next 32 years. We could be studying something else instead. It happened with space exploration. Space exploration was the area of study for a long time but that's fallen off shapely. It turns out computing and communication were more profitable and important. Who knows what will turn out to be the next "it" field of technology will be?

    I predict that he's wrong. These are the sorts of predictions that almost never come true.

    Not to mention that Apple, Inc will sue Google.... yes, Apple invented it first. Perhaps Apple has already patented it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingBackwards View Post
    Not to mention that Apple, Inc will sue Google.... yes, Apple invented it first. Perhaps Apple has already patented it.
    Actually, I predict that this huge Apple vs. Samsung thing will bring about some change in patent law. It's way too easy to patent stuff that's obvious and get away with it right now.
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    Ray Kurzwiel?
    He's not "The" director of engineering, he's "A" director of engineering. Also, he was recently hired within the past year or so.
    From what I know, a lot of google employees think he's a complete crackpot. People say he tries to sound smart, when he's actually BSing just about everything.
    The actual scientists at Google think that he's a disgrace to the company. :/
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    This doesn't matter to me. I'll never live to see this. And I am not sure I would want to frankly. Talk about making things impersonal! People are selfish and uncaring enough these days. I'd hate to see how much worse that would get if we were all reduced to ones and zeroes.
    If I wanted limits on what I could do with a device, I would have an iPhone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetGator View Post
    This doesn't matter to me. I'll never live to see this. And I am not sure I would want to frankly. Talk about making things impersonal! People are selfish and uncaring enough these days. I'd hate to see how much worse that would get if we were all reduced to ones and zeroes.
    32 years isn't that far away. (go back 32 years and Ronald Reagan was still in office )

    If humans can continue to "live" in the cloud, does the US government have to continue pay them social security every month...
    That ought to bankrupt social security much faster than anticipated.

    Unless, of course, the other Star Trek prediction comes true... i.e. the abolition of money as we know it.
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    Bloody Google, you're not getting a hold of my brain.

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    My God, do I feel bad for any computer that falls victim to the workings of my brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingBackwards View Post
    32 years isn't that far away. (go back 32 years and Ronald Reagan was still in office )
    it might not be far for you, but like I said, I'll never see that day. And that assumes this schedule is kept. Often dates are missed when it comes to technological things, so this date is likely to be farther down the road then any prediction estimates. And I'm okay with that!
    If I wanted limits on what I could do with a device, I would have an iPhone!
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