The Science & Technology of Immortality
"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." Carl Sagan
The various sciences and technologies that have an impact on immortality research number in the hundreds, if not thousands. They include the computer sciences with an emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and brain machine interfaces (BMI). Nanotechnology with its as yet unimaginable applications including Nanomedicine. Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), and every field of Neuroscience. It would be impractical to delve into every detail of the work involved in all these different fields. Nevertheless, we can explore many areas that are of particular concern to immortality research.
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Is it possible to cryonically, or otherwise, preserve a brain after death and then reanimate it to a degree that a new existence is a preferable alternative to death?
Does it now, or will it in the immediate future, provide us with enough knowledge and technology to repair, replace, and eventually translocate physiological brain functions?
Computers and Artificial Intelligence. Will these two sciences provide us with more information and ultimately interfaces that will allow us to translocate the human brain to a nonbiological substrate?
Will nanotechnology fulfill our expectations and enhance the incredible scientific and technological advances we hope for?
Robotics and Virtual Reality. Can these technologies provide us with a new substrate to house translocated brains?
Can Digital Immortality and Minduploading resolve the problem of translocation?
3D Printing & Materials
Will 3D Printing and Materials Science facilitate the development of the various devices that will make immortality possible?