Over the many years, we’ve seen a lot of movies where humans transfer their brain data into robots in a bid to live on forever. Such a thing might come off as impossible today, but according to a leading futurologist, things might change by 2050.
The futurologist in question is Dr. Ian Pearson, a man who says he has an 85 percent accuracy when predicting future 10 to 15 years ahead. In a recent statement, Dr. Pearson says humans will have the ability to connect their brain to a machine designed to improve intelligence.
We’re not sure how it will be possible to download data to our brains, but we’ve seen it work in the Matrix, therefore, we’re almost certain someone is trying to figure out how to transform fiction into reality.
Dr. Pearson went on to add that when we die, our brain will live on in machines, and that’s how we’ll be able to transfer memories to a robot.
By around 2050, 99 percent of your mind is running on external IT rather than in the meat-ware in your head,” claimed Pearson in his blog.
We’re guessing that in order to preserve enough data, humans of the future must regularly upload their memories to a machine. Chance are, it might not be possible for data to be recovered from a non-functioning brain after death.
Interestingly enough, Dr. Pearson expects all brain data to be stored in the cloud, which means, the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple, or even an unknown entity could have ownership.
“Some people may need to wait until 2060 or later until android price falls enough for them to afford one,” he says. “In principle, you can swap bodies as often as you like, because your mind is resident elsewhere, the android is just a temporary front end, just transport for sensors.”
For those who can afford to purchase a robot, they could attend their own funeral and be a part of the family as if nothing happened. It’s quite strange, but it’s something many of us would choose to do if given the choice.