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Mind Downloading

Mind Downloading, is related to mind uploading as a process in which the brain is hooked to a computer system, via brain-machine interface. However, unlike mind uploading, in which the user?s mind is transferred onto an artificial substrate; mind downloading flows the other way, downloading software from the artificial substrate into the brain.

Whilst if anything a more theoretical concept than mind uploading, mind downloading has already been explored in mainstream media ? the file ?The Thirteenth floor? features the concept quite heavily, as does ?Matrix Reloaded?.

See Also: Mind Uploading, Mind Transfer, Electronic Transcendence

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Related Dictionary Entries for Mind Downloading:

Electronic Transcendence

Mind Download

Mind Downloading

Mind Transfer

Mind Uploading


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Meme Control
A meme is basically an idea or concept that self-propagates. Like a virus, it spreads from host mind to host mind, mutating, changing, and passing from mind to mind via gossip and communication transference. In a way almost paralleling Darwinian selection the most successful ideas spread like a viral plague across populations, till almost everyone knows of them.

This book strays from the pack of works on AI, in launching the supposition that the mind is not a basically rational process distorted by emotion, or made more exciting by emotion, and instead embraces emotional states as just a different way to think, an expression of the mind no less valid than rational thought.

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Its all in your mind
Visual Psychology in game design, tricking the player's mind.

A reconciliation of two conflicting visions of what a person is--one embedded in our humanistic traditions, the other advanced by mind science--from one of the most influential philosophers of our time.

Debuted at CES 2009, mind flex is a Mattel thought controlled child's toy. Brainwaves are read to spin a fan faster or slower, to allow a ping-pong ball to navigate an obstacle course.

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How Uploading Works
Adapted from a lecture given by Marshall Brain at the 2nd Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, this resource looks at the concept of mind uploading - transferring a conscious mind into a computer - and tries to use common metaphors to explain the subject to the layperson.

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Book Quotes: Dissecting an AGI on the Net
How do you even begin to tell where a mind begins or ends inside a purpose built network such as a brain? If that seems hard, try determining where a mind that is loose on the net, begins and ends.

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ED-209 and the Fear over Programmed Robotics
ED-209 is the classic example of the programmed mind problem. When you program a mind how to think and what to think, as opposed to letting it evolve its own reactions with guidance and teaching, you create a rigid and inflexible will which simply cannot understand input outside its programmed range.

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The Thirteenth Floor: Technological Promise - On-Demand Mind Uploading
This article attempts to delve into greater depth on one of the more fascinating and likely to happen aspects of the film "The Thirteenth Floor" - the ability to upload your mind into a virtual environment indefinitely.

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Using Nanotech as Neuroprosthetics
Carbon nanotubes are perhaps not the first thing that spring to mind when you think of neuroprosthetics. Rather, electrode arrays spring into the mind's eye. Yet, nanotube scaffolds are definitely advancing, as brain interfaces in their own right, both to repair brain function, and to augment it.


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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed on Thursday that the company's dual-screen DS handheld gaming console can download game data wirelessly, then play it back.

"The Nintendo DS's greatest features are its revolutionar...

Researchers have found daydreaming to be remarkably common -- and often quite useful.

A wandering mind can protect you from immediate perils and keep you on course toward long-term goals. Sometimes daydreaming is counterprodu...

By infiltrating a criminal computer network aimed at infecting visitors to legitimate websites, university researchers have gained firsthand insight into the scale and scope of so-called "drive-by downloading." They found more than 6,500 ...

The field of artificial-intelligence research (AI), founded more than 50 years ago, seems to many researchers to have spent much of that time wandering in the wilderness, swapping hugely ambitious goals for a relatively modest set of actual...

Psychologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have found evidence for the value of mind-wandering.

The researchers presented 145 undergraduate students with two “unusual uses” tasks that gave them two minutes t...