Cybernetic immortality: Why our cyberhuman future is closer than you think
Transhumanists aim to achieve the so-called continuation of subjectivity through advanced technologies. Cybernetic immortality and death in the traditional sense are within reach. Posthumanism, or what I call ‘cyberhumanism,’ will replace transhumanism as the dominant force in 2035. Mind uploading may be possible by 2035, with rapid advances in Strong AI, massively-parallel computing, and nanotechnology, allowing us directly to connect our brains with the Cloud infrastructure of the Global Brain. The GB will be able to know us in every way better than we do ourselves through interaction with AI assistants.
By 2040, the mind-uploading of consciousness may be a reality and a norm with \”critical mass\” uploads and cybernetic immortality. A container that has a network of information patterns with an optimal level of integration, such as a complex dynamical system with artificial or biological brains, could be used to store consciousness in large quantities. The individuated unit is endowed with the freedom of choice within the limitations of the physical laws and the dynamics of the consciousness system. Is it not naive for us to assume that Universal Consciousness will only manifest phenomenality in the form \”biological\” avatars?