Radio discussion on ABC’s The Philosopher’s Zone
Self/less— a film currently doing the rounds—entertains the idea of digital immortality. It might be a work of science fiction but what it portrays is gaining serious traction in the real world. A number of philosophers, neuroscientists, and assorted futurists believe that by mid century a safe form of mind transfer will be achieved. But beware: there might a fly in the grey matter. In fact you’d want to be sure of your assumptions about brain, mind and consciousness before you throw the switch.