Merkle (Ralph C.)
Source: More & Vita-More - The Transhumanist Reader, Part III - Chapter 15
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Editors’ Abstract1

  1. In a much-cited 1993 essay, AI and nanotechnology researcher Ralph Merkle delves into the concept of "uploading2" - the term most commonly used before "substrate-independent minds."
  2. Much discussed in transhumanism3, the uploading4 idea is that we might eventually be able to transfer our minds and personalities from the fleshy neuronal processor of the biological brain to a more durable and extendable synthetic thinking substrate.
  3. Merkle analyzes how much computing power would be required to model5 your brain on a computer, based on his estimate of human memory capacity.

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Footnote 1: Taken from "More (Max) & Vita-More (Natasha) - Transhumanism: Human Enhancement: The Cognitive Sphere - Introduction".

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