Our technologies have built shiny devices that makes our lives convenient and keeps us entertained. But it has failed to give us good health, engaging education, and a joyful life.
In 1998, two thinkers made a bet: Christof Koch bet a case of fine wine, saying that by 2023 someone would discover a signature for consciousness. But David Chalmers disagreed. How are the new findings in consciousness studies supporting or disproving the two positions?
It has been seven years since transhumanist George Dvorsky wrote this landmark article on mind uploading, but despite the improvements in science and technology, his points remain true as ever.