Tagged: singularity

Brain zapping - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 04, 2014

It could be that the Tin foil hat brigade are right after all. Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have played around with fly mating behaviour by shooting a laser at their brain. This follows on from work implanting false memories in mice using the same technique – optogenetics. source: wikimedia commons … Read More

Upload my brain? - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 01, 2012

Another self-made man (and it always seems to be men) is throwing money at digitizing the mind. Dmitry Itskov, a young media entrepreneur, has announced he  is recruiting a team of scientists to, within the next decade no less, transplant human consciousness into a robot. After that it will, he hopes, be a short step to downloading minds so we can … Read More