Volume 7, Issue 1 - Summer 2012

Replacing the Human Brain: Wild Idea Promises Incredible Future
Dick Pelletier, futurist and science/technology columnist, NV, asserts, given the predicted growth and development in nanotechnology, that by 2050 we will be able to replace neurons in our brains with non-biological neurons thereby enhancing our capacities in computation, cognition, memory, communication and overall consciousness.
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Peter Wicks, on sabbatical from the European Commission, Science-Environment Policy Interface, Belgium, contends that technology is the fruit of human endeavour and ingenuity, and the reality that we possess the power to effectively and positively influence our future.
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Developing the Technology for Cryopreservation and Uploading
Mark Voelker, Ph.D., scientist, inventor and cryonicist, marries his experiences in the fields of cryopreservation, and analysis, design and construction of optical imaging systems, in proposing a technique for uploading. The technology complements current efforts and ideas for digitizing one’s consciousness and life history.
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Terasem Mission
Educate the public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness, concentrating in particular on facilitating revivals from biostasis.