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Friday, June 27, 2008

Neuroengineering the Future
Virtual Minds and the Creation of Immortality

Look at the future of man and machine. We are on the cusp of a broad revolution, one with startling implications for perception, cognition, emotion, and indeed, personal identity.

Still in its relative infancy, this rapidly progressing field is poised to move from perceptual aids, such as cochlear implants to devices that will enhance and speed up thought, to the ultimate goal of researchers - that of downloading the mind from its bound state in the body to a platform - independent existence.