Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds

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Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds. Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick, editors. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.[1]

From publisher's description: "Intelligence Unbound explores the prospects, promises, and potential dangers of machine intelligence and uploaded minds in a collection of state-of-the-art essays from internationally recognized philosophers, AI researchers, science fiction authors, and theorists."

Publisher's webpage, cited above, gives full table of contents. Editor's annotation has been invited. The Afterword of the book is available on-line here (at least as of May 2021).[2] In it, Linda MacDonald Glenn summarizes key points about the contents. Of definite relevance for Clockworks2 users,

In “Feasible Mind Uploading,” Randal Koene details developments at the intersection of neuroscience, the connectome [sic], and artificial intelligence that hold the promise of one form of immortality: mind uploading (or wholebrain emulation). Koene argues that the notion of uploading a mind means that we want to take that which we think embodies or generates ourselves [...] and to capture it in a new physical state or keep it going while replacing the physical mechanisms that are generating it. (p. 312)

Consider this as a seriously-discussed possibility (in 2014) when reading, e.g., about Frederik Pohl's potentially immortal personalities in gigabyte space in the later books of his Gateway series or the range of works with uploaded, downloaded, and transferred personalities (or minds or "souls").[3]

RDE, finishing, 13May21