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Thalamocortical Algorithms in Space! The Building of Conscious Machines and the Lessons Thereof, Presentation to the World Future Society, Boston, 2010.

Thalamocortical Algorithms in Space! The Building of Conscious Machines and the Lessons Thereof, Conference Volume Paper, World Future Society, Boston, 2010.

In Its Image, A film directed by Ken Gumbs, 2007.

The Emerging Intelligence and Its Critical Look at Us, Journal of Near-Death Studies, 1998.

The Fragmentation of the Universe and the Devolution of Consciousness, U.S. Library of Congress , Registration No. TXU00775586, 1997.

 

Compare the AI Paradigms to see which is the most appropriate vehicle for your immortality...

Expert and Rule-based Systems - Can't learn for themselves, can't perceive, can't feel, can't imagine. Be sure to buy a perpetual warranty to get on site service.

Genetic Algorithms - Can't learn for themselves, can't perceive, can't feel, can't imagine. They run autonomously only after months or years of non-autonomous programming by GA practitioners. Look out for combinatorial explosions as it takes you eons to arrive at a good idea. (Note: This may be the most appropriate vehicle for immortality for those who have always thought with their genetic apparatus!)

Traditional Neural Networks - Learn for themselves, can perceive, perhaps even feel. They can't imagine or become self-aware. ...Well, let's take back perception. You'll have a hard time resolving anything that's ambiguous in your perceivable neighborhood.

Creativity Machine Paradigm - Can build themselves without the assistance of humans. Learn for themselves, even from their own mistakes and successes. They perceive, feel, and can think well beyond what they have directly experienced. Most importantly, they form opinions about themselves, just as we do, and are just as stubborn at backing off from their beliefs.

Software Simulations - If you can't afford to forget about your existence from one clock cycle to the next, better go to parallel hardware.

Fancy Shmancy Quantum Mechanical Hardware Platforms - Quantum Mechanics is mysterious, and so is consciousness, so let's throw in some collapsing wave functions. ...Not!

...These are your choices, unless you can't afford sophisticated processing or memory, in which case you could stoop to fuzzy logic.