The subject of uploading your consciousness has been appearing in films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avatar, and the upcoming Selfless. It may come as no surprise, but scientists are already exploring the idea. Consciousness has been defined as “individual awareness of your unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and environment,” Kendra Cherry, a Psychology Expert, wrote on About Education.
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A study was conducted at UCLA by lead researcher Martin Monti, who used fMRI scans to study how the flow of information in the brains of 12 healthy volunteers changed as they lost consciousness under anesthesia with propofol. They concluded that “consciousness does not ‘live’ in a particular place in our brain, but rather arises from the mode in which billions of neurons communicate with one another.”
Who wants to live forever? The attendees of the GF2045 do, and these neuroscientists, neuroengineers, and futurists are dedicating their considerable resources to everlasting life. But no one is more dedicated than Dmitry Itskov, the Russian entrepreneur who founded GF2045, as well as a public science project dedicated to exceeding the natural lifetime warranty of the body… then replacing the need for a body altogether, wrote Forbes Tech.
Dmitry Itskov talks about Will People Alive Today Have the Opportunity to Upload Their Consciousness to a New Robotic Body?
When accessing your consciousness, a series of brain cells, or neurons, trigger in certain patterns that cause you to remember memories and emotions, and even smells and sounds. Everyone’s consciousness triggers in different patterns, making everyone unique.
Will it ever be possible to map an individual’s consciousness, and upload it into another brain?
In short, yes, perhaps one day in the future, unfortunately.