In 2016, the youngest daughter Jang JI-sen This died of the disease associated with the blood. But in February, the mother was reunited with her daughter in virtual reality. Experts have modeled the electronic version of her child, using motion capture technology for a documentary. Wearing a VR headset and haptic gloves, Jiang was able to walk, talk and play with this digital version of his daughter. Desperate to understand the mother, but in reality it’s even a little creepy. Is this our future? Surely our descendants will want to communicate with us this way? We will still. Or not? Let’s deal.
Can there be immortality
Once immortality was science fiction, and people did not even thought not up to it. Now, we live in a relatively peaceful world and it is possible to think about such things. More and more people are now interested in immortality physical immortality of the body and mind, or simply create a living memorial, such as AI version of the robot , or chat bot with his their habits. The question is, should we do that? And if so, how it should look?
It all started with cryonics, when people began to think that they can freeze your body and then thaw after 300 years to see what happens. Only here with whom to communicate and what to do such ”fossil” in our rapidly changing world, few people worried. They were simply excited by the idea. Although so far no one knows how to unfreeze those who were frozen.
Add fuel to the fire of research like what was published in the journal PLOS ONE. It said that you can be affected by chemical or electrical probes on the human brain and to some extent it will start working again.
Too sad to be immortal.
The same faces day after day,
The same stupid answers
To the question "why live?".
The group Aria, the song is a Vicious circle.
Here it is necessary to separate the two goals of achieving immortality. In one case, the man himself wants to be immortal and live forever or just Wake up after many years to see for the future. In the second case, want immortality relatives of the person who died. They want to talk to him. But we must understand that it will still be not he, but only a computer model, which deceive the senses and memory. In the first case, it is likely to go on a real physical immortality, and in the second only on virtual.
Immortality in the chat bot
In 2015 Eugenia Kuyda, co-founder and CEO of the company-software developer Replika, lost his best friend, Roman after he was hit by a car in Moscow. Upset at the loss of a loved one, she taught chat bot thousands of text messages. Over the years, Dating Eugene exchanged these messages with the Novel. So she created a digital copy of it that still could “talk” with family and friends.
The first time she got in touch with the bot, she was surprised at how close she felt, again talking with his friend. “It was very emotional,” she said. “I did not expect such a feeling, because I worked on it for a chat bot, I knew how it was built”. It turns out, the car just violated her mind and feelings, forcing to think the reality.
The form of the immortal trees can suffer from stress
However, Eugene realizes that to create a copy for the mass use impossible. Each person is different talking with friends, colleagues, relatives and so on. People appreciate it the way the deceased spoke with them, and the model is built on communication with another person, they can disappoint, or they may simply not know a person.
Perhaps the incident sounded familiar. If so, you could see that in the TV series ”Black mirror”. In one series tells about a young woman whose boyfriend died in a car accident. In mourning she subscribes to the service, which allows it to communicate with his version of AI, based on his past online communications and social media profiles.
Another problem with backups is that they allow you to communicate only with the person I was then. He’s not going to grow and change with you, and friends we appreciate it for how we together with them are evolving and changing, staying close to each other.
Is it possible to digitize human
Remains another option — to create a complete digitized copy of a person. Perhaps even during his lifetime. Eugene agrees that this is possible only partly. It is possible to create a complete virtual copy of a person that will also look and move. That’s just a copy of his mind and emotions while it is impossible to create.
Again, suppose we create a copy, but it will be somewhere in a social network or simply in the cloud. Then the company that supports the technology, will bankrupt and close. Where you will get the created image and then how to access it? Take the story of the computer that Tim Berners Lee used to create HTML Internet machine exists, but no one knows the password.
We all immortal?
One of the most scientific concepts in the field of digitization of death came from Nectome, startups Y Combinator. He offers to save the brain for later retrieval of memory through high-tech process of embalming. That’s just a trick that the brain needs to be ”fresh”. Simply put, a person must specifically be put to death for this.
Nectome planned to conduct experiments with terminally ill volunteers in California, as there allowed to do such experiments and euthanasia. The startup has collected the required investments and gained not only a base of volunteers, but those who are willing then to experience the technology for yourself when it is operational. It is reported that such wishing there were 25 people. The startup has attracted funding in the amount of $ 1 million along with a large Federal grant. That’s just Nectome responding to queries of journalists about the course of the experiment, and mit refused to participate in the study.
Neuroscience has not advanced to such an extent that we could tell whether any method of preserving the brain is quite effective for storing various types of biomolecules associated with memory and mind, — reads the statement of the MIT. — It is also unknown whether it is possible to recreate human consciousness.
There is another project called Augmented Eternity from FlyBits, which aims to help people to live in digital form for the transmission of knowledge to future generations.
Millennials daily create gigabytes of data, and we have reached a level of maturity where we can create a digital version of themselves, said Hossein Amir-Rahnama, founder and CEO of FlyBits.
Augmented Eternity takes your digital footprint — emails, photos, social activity and transfers it to a mechanism of machine learning. That, in turn, analyzes how people think and act, to give you a digital copy of the examined person. Rahnema argues that such a person can even communicate with the voice assistant, or even an anthropomorphic robot.
The team is currently building a prototype, and Rahnema argues that instead of asking questions of Siri, you can ask your colleague or just a smart person who understands this.
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The creation of a robotic copy of a human
Many have heard about how in the robotics lab at the University of Osaka, Japan Hiroshi Ishiguro has created more than 30 realistic androids — including his robotic version. He was a pioneer in the research of human interaction with the robot, learning important things like facial expressions — subtle movements of eyes, lips and facial expressions.
My main goal is to understand what the people creating very similar to human robot, said Ishiguro. — We can improve the algorithm to make it even more like the man, but you need to find some important human traits.
Ishiguro said that if he dies, his robot will be able to continue to lecture students instead. However, according to him, he will never be his and will not be able to put forward new ideas. That is what we need to understand.
The moral code of the robot: is it possible?
With a robot you can share memory and he will say: ”I am Hiroshi Ishiguro”. But this will all end. He will not develop as a person, as each day, certain events have changed the vector of our development and not one the AI can’t simulate. You can easily say that ever.
It was raining and you went to the store to get away from him. There he saw a magazine about science and decided to become a researcher. Or missed the bus at the bus stop and met a man who was interested in the study of geography. The machine is not capable of.
Ishiguro believes that very soon we all will appear in the interface brain-computer that and erase the distinction between us and robots. It won’t be clear where the memory is stored, and at the same time we will be able to share it. But again, this is not a development and communicating with the robot after the death of his ”source code” (read for such a comparison), quickly get bored, because communication is the exchange of information. She needs to be constantly updated, otherwise it will quickly get bored. If you agree, speak out in our Telegram chat.
Biologists have discovered the first immortal creature
The people have evolved due to the biological principle of survival of the fittest. But today we have technology that allows ourselves to improve our genes , and to develop robots that look human. Maybe it is our evolution? Or, on the contrary, is it a dead end?
If the former, then we will be able to design their future themselves, that’s just a little scary a future in which all people will become just a computer program. It turns out, will have to exist and be updated constantly (multiply) a group of nerds? Who are they — gods, or slaves, who provide digital well-being and the immortality of others? Why they can’t just erase the files and continue to live for yourself? So many questions and so few answers…