Posthuman Dreams: 37 Inventions of our After Mind World
A Technology Companion for After Mind.
Years from now in our posthuman future, a web crawler might discover this page and smile… in whatever emotive way it will be programmed to do. After Mind explores more than a few dozen technologies, many on the cusp of breakthrough today, and others that stem from deeper dreams.
While intense human relationships underpin the story, 37 human and posthuman technologies rise to open so many doors.
First, the 23 technologies of our posthuman future that will forever change who we are or how we think of ourselves:
1. General AI that interprets human memories and thrives with an imagination and dreams of its own.
2. AI Psychology as the new science of humans helping AIs adapt to their new sense of self.
3. Mind Uploading to bring a human’s lost mind back to life.
4. Brain Scanning through a combination of nanobot “throwers” that travel and transmit their signals from within the brain to external “catchers” that receive and interpret the whole of the mind. Built on advanced Magnetoencephalography (MEG), the throwers and catchers measure the small magnetic fields that are produced within the brain.
5. Quantum Computers and Qubits (also spelled ‘Qbit’). Where a standard computer bit can only be a zero or one, a Qubit exists in the strange and wonderful quantum world and can be either a zero or one, or the superposition of both zero and one at the same time. [Spoiler Alert: If Packet’s mind is a quantum computer, then one of its Qubits is represented by Cessini and Ceeborn; each being one of Packet’s two different states of being, and the superposition of both at the same time. Other Qubits include: the reaction or adaption to water; mind or body; reality or imagination; technology or nature; and fate or free-will. Packet is always one or the other, and both at the same time.]
6. Mind-Body Problem. Exploring the location of consciousness and the soul from the systems engineering perspective.
7. Enhanced Blackwell Inversion Test (EBIT). An Epistemological test, designed to be failed on its first attempt, that is given to a general AI. The persistent AI will return to self-determine if it is a computer, a human, or a human-computer. The EBIT goes well beyond the Enhanced Turing Test which adds pictures and visual complexity to the Turing Test. The Turing Test is used with text-based conversations to judge for indistinguishability between a human and a machine.
8. CRISPR Genome Editing for precise, targeted changes to the human genome to improve or repair the genetic code of life. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Read more ›