We all know robotics are on the rise, and that quite possibly within the next 20 years or so, robots will most likely become a big part of all of our lives, in one context or another. I just wonder if we’ll know the difference between human and robot with the amazing technological advances made in robotics.
Sociology professor Antonio Lopez Peláez says it could be sooner than we think, maybe within 15 years – but that there could be an adjustment period for humans’ acceptance of robots that resemble humans. (Was that an oxymoron?).
That is the basis of the Lifenaut project – to have users, for free I might add, create a mindfile, which is a kind of ‘digital reflection’ of your life, including your personality and unique characteristics…. To share, store, and keep for future generations.
The really cool thing about Lifenaut though, is the ability to create a mindfile, complete with all of the aspects of your intelligence, personality, and characteristics for possible future use into a body of some sort – yes – perhaps to create a robot of you.
Would a digital mind file of yourself freak you out, or would you enjoy seeing your information stored for life, either in a secure database, or perhaps in the future, a robot? Of course the technology doesn’t exist – yet – for uploading all of this data collected at Lifenaut to replicate an individuals consciousness, but it is coming.
Lifenaut project’s hypothesis are logical and even sound possible, but you decide: a conscious analog of a person may be created by combining sufficiently detailed data about the person (“mindfile & biofile”) using future consciousness software (“mindware”), and such a conscious analog may be downloaded into a biological or nanotechnological body to provide life experiences comparable to those of a typically birthed human. I do believe there is a possibility to eventually have a replicate of yourself or someone you love – and leave the cloning in the labs, where it belongs.
LifeNaut ensures complete privacy, and will not share any contents of your information without your consent, unlike other sites – such as Facebook – and you retain complete control over the data, unlike other sites – like Facebook – and you can delete your information at anytime without consequence.
Imagine, having your Mom or Dad, or lover becoming a LifeNaut – and holding onto a piece of them forever! Or keeping a part of you alive even after you’ve left this planet – What a great concept!
Take a look at this video to get a better idea of What Happens Online When You Die:
Kristy Ramirez writes for Life Insurance Finder where she helps people to prepare for both their digital death or digital afterlife as well as their physical passing.