Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever?

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The desire to be free from the limits of the human experience is as old as our first stories. We exist in an endless universe, only bound by the laws of physics and yet, our consciousness is trapped in mortal machines made of meat. With the breathtaking explosion of innovation and progress, for the first time the concept of leaving our flesh piles behind and uploading our minds into a digital utopia seems possible. Even like the logical next step on our evolutionary ladder.
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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    • Cam


      15 өдрийн өмнө

      Please do an episode on Nanotechnology

    • lightspeed bubble

      lightspeed bubble

      Сарын өмнө

      Sorry Kurzgesagt but living an eternity in a digital utopia is wrong and here's why: There will always be billions, quadrillions or sextillions of planets within our hubble sphere where life is having a very bad time (possibly much worse than here) and they could use our help. Every civilization capable of helping others can contribute to raising the average quality of life in the entire universe, even if said universe is infinite, provided everyone participates in their own region of space. Living a selfish super-happy eternal life will only be an option when space has expanded enough so everyone is out of everyone else's reach. So let's ride our stellar engine as fast as possible through our galaxy and have this eternal utopia discussion in a few trillion years when we spend the rest of our existence harvesting Milkdromeda's black hole's angular momentum with mirrors.

    • Emil Fladstrand

      Emil Fladstrand

      Сарын өмнө

      @Aditya Vinekar the thing would go up in fucking flames

    • Beach Baki

      Beach Baki

      Сарын өмнө

      Just commenting before it hits 500

    • Garvityツ


      Сарын өмнө

      @Eyemem wow you posted that 23 seconds ago

  2. Gianni Moser

    Gianni Moser

    51 минутын өмнө

    This didn't age well

  3. Eluem


    3 цагийн өмнө

    Yep. This was a really good summary of the core concepts of digital immortality. This covers most of the things I've thought about. Minus a few details.

  4. Sharvi Gala 31

    Sharvi Gala 31

    6 цагийн өмнө

    How about making a clone and uploading the data in that clone?

  5. Chicken Icecream

    Chicken Icecream

    8 цагийн өмнө

    12:00 is that an amogus reference, kind of sussy.

  6. Shroom Nikki

    Shroom Nikki

    8 цагийн өмнө

    Please do a video on PSYCHEDELICS! 🍄🍄🍄👽🍄🍄🍄

  7. PES tv

    PES tv

    12 цагийн өмнө

    I swear I have been thinking of this idea for past few months... I am looking forward to talk to people who are interested in such crazy ideas

  8. _Shakram_


    14 цагийн өмнө

    Нужен мега мощный комп который сможет просканировать,обработать,анализировать все наши нейроны,гормоны,ферменты,хим.соеденение и предсказать их будущее поведение и все это скопировать в цифровой вариант.

  9. ETMZM Gaming

    ETMZM Gaming

    18 цагийн өмнө

    they put the copies in and come back 2 hours later and the random guy over on the right says "hey this oddly reminds me of tron" DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  10. Rmathew523


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine if u uploaded ur mind and someone just hacked into your consciousness then played never gonna give you up

    • XxBritishGamerxX - Kingdom of Britannia

      XxBritishGamerxX - Kingdom of Britannia

      11 цагийн өмнө

      The only downside.

  11. Jim Jim

    Jim Jim

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  12. Kaleb Hoskins

    Kaleb Hoskins

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I wouldn't want to be in a simulation cause everything you do is pointless nothing you do means anything



    Өдрийн өмнө

    You don't need space ships uploading your mind, at least between 2 points bonded by a previous space ship. So you can upload yourself to work in the Moon, Mars or Europa inside a robotic body and to return to the earth to date with your artificial AI couple in the afternoon inside another body like a ghost in several shelters.

  14. Mikel Miller

    Mikel Miller

    Өдрийн өмнө

    “...or we could have an endless psychotic breakdown.” you mean like existing?

  15. Gabriel Marques

    Gabriel Marques

    Өдрийн өмнө

    With the huge numbers involved, by the time the scan process is done 10 years have passed and there would not be a single memory or though uncorrupted. Much like making a copy of a computer and it's state by slicing the memory chips and processor. It should be done instantly to work.

    • Gabriel Marques

      Gabriel Marques

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Yet neurons die naturally but memories remain because the content of a neuron is transferred to a new one before the event. Maybe we could trick the brain to do it to a digital one waiting for that neuron death. Anyway, if it ever gets done, I guess it will not be with the techniques we imagine today.

  16. Oskar_211


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Where the birds at?

  17. Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    7:30 The Holy King James 1611 Bible is the Word of God and the Truth. Only God can create a soul.

  18. Marek Koc

    Marek Koc

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    How many people are on the planet ? 6 - 7 bilions ? Ok lets connect everyone to each other so that they pass on information, much like neurons do in the brain. My question is, will this create a new consciousness?

  19. Timbows


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Even with all of this though wouldn’t you still have to make the rest of the body function the same way so that the brain still thinks its working with a body?



    2 өдрийн өмнө


  21. Tillke Rohkea

    Tillke Rohkea

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    if you try to load your brain into a computer, even if it works, it wont be you. you get a digital clone of yourself while you can still die. if you get a computer operated directly from your brain might keep your consiousness but your brain is still organic and vulnerable without supplies. integration is hard. if we could overcome it, first we would use cameras instead of eyes or microphones for ears

  22. Kelly Alrion

    Kelly Alrion

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I love your channel

  23. Renzo Hipolito

    Renzo Hipolito

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    My brain almost explode trying to figure out how would 4 kilometers of Nerve Fibers would fit that tiny chunk

  24. Andreas Derycke

    Andreas Derycke

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Plottwist: we are the computers and we are a copy of the "real earth"

  25. callan wilson

    callan wilson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    im pretty sure futurama had a good grasp on it, seems we will be brains in jars of nutrients for a good long time before any relaible map of a human brain can be used we are effectively taking on the task of recreating mother nature's greatest computer so essentially we are using our brains to create a brain i have a headache.

  26. Kevin Michael

    Kevin Michael

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    If you think uploading your consciousness into a virtual computer generated world through the possibilities afforded us through artificial intelligence is the means to achieve immortality, Keep in mind that if the world into which you upload yourself is driven my artificial intelligence, then by extension, in the instance it is not actually possible for the human consciousness to live on inside of a computer, The artificially intelligent computer will simply use the scan of your mind which was supposed to contain your real consciousness, Will merely construct a perfectly behaving simulation of the previously living person That will be absolutely indistinguishable from whom it came so you cannot actually prove that's them in there. If it can be proven that the consciousness of a person cannot in fact live on inside Of a computer, It begs the question where then did the actual consciousness go of the person who uploaded their consciousness? I submit to you that they will be burning in hell

  27. trinkCOKEorDIE


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Add Brain Roles > Add Server Roles

  28. Willow6611 :p

    Willow6611 :p

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    If it is ever possible to upload your consciousness I still wont cause I like being some energy in a pile of neurons and molecules and atoms and hormones in a flesh sack of bones, meat, and water.

  29. F. W.

    F. W.

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine an Albert Einstein who can do his science for 100 or 1000 of years. All the new technic would come from an hmm something like an ki haha

  30. F. W.

    F. W.

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Isn't Histamin in pills against allergie

  31. A tree

    A tree

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    1:02 breaking news man turns into bird. "Huh?" authorities say.

  32. Kwasi Asare-Dakwa

    Kwasi Asare-Dakwa

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    who else heard 16000 hz near the end of the video lol

  33. Glity007 JDM

    Glity007 JDM

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    if you think about it the brain doenst know how the brain works and if we have discoverd its get even wierder then we can say the brain learned its self how it works but the brain cant tel itself how its works sooo...... how can we found out how the brain works according to itself

  34. Deviled Egg

    Deviled Egg

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    "is it possible to upload your mind into a computer?" SAO: challenge accepted

  35. Azor Ahai

    Azor Ahai

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    its already uploaded

  36. bilim ve sayısal

    bilim ve sayısal

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Ben sadece 5 6 ay gelecekten 8 Nisan 2021 den yazıyorum Korona büyük bir salgın halini aldı birkaç gün önce insan zihni bilgisayara kablosuz bağlandı, her şey mümkün

  37. HeavenOnEarth


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    SOMA vibes

  38. Tableton Usernamington

    Tableton Usernamington

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    F to all the people who got corrupted or got viruses

  39. MKaizoGames


    3 өдрийн өмнө


  40. Call 911pls

    Call 911pls

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I would definitely go for it. I don't know if the holo me would freak out or feel sad about being a copy and it would suck that the flesh me won't get to enjoy the benefits of holo me but it would definitely be cool to have a me helping myself with stuff.

  41. Tessa Lindsey-Gautreaux

    Tessa Lindsey-Gautreaux

    4 өдрийн өмнө


  42. Uncle F

    Uncle F

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    this channel make me think my existence is nothing in this universe and it is.

  43. Luke Ansel

    Luke Ansel

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Sword Art Online in a nutshell xD😂

  44. Nik Gordon

    Nik Gordon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    No im walking to store

  45. Nik Gordon

    Nik Gordon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Im just waiting

  46. Nik Gordon

    Nik Gordon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I agree thank you

  47. Nik Gordon

    Nik Gordon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    This yes appreciate when its clear

  48. Nik Gordon

    Nik Gordon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Feels l ok mind is mine yours is AMAZINGLY where is it

  49. Nik Gordon

    Nik Gordon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I preciated im tripping on the real right answers of life do u also yeah yeah yep yes

  50. M A

    M A

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    This is demonic transhumanism. Revelations 9:6 Wake up.

  51. ItzJustRobo


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    If you die and u have a digital brain, atleast your still alive in the digital world

  52. Earth and fire

    Earth and fire

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The first thing we must realize is that the “mind” is not a product of the brain, but the brain is the product of the mind, the brain is only a recipient for the mind to manifest

  53. Stefan Clark

    Stefan Clark

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Is heaven worth hell?

  54. Hzuki


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The matrix,

  55. Vortex Portal

    Vortex Portal

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dads would be like: I haven't seen you for a millenium! lmao

  56. Arnold Németh

    Arnold Németh

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I just fear the fact that a copy of my mind won't be me. If I die, and a copied version of me wakes up, it is still not me. I died. That is over. My conciousness isn't me, because I died. It is just a copy of me. Scares the shit out of me to be honest, and to be even more honest, I don't want to leave behind a copy of me. If I die, I want to die for good.

  57. D0S81


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    if you could upload your brain, its not you, its a copy. you only have to play the game SOMA to know what i mean. what im interested in is can my brain be kept alive by itself and be put in a robot body whilst still if thats possible, then you could do it. piece by piece. if your brain was in a robot body, its sill you, that body would be your body now, people would associate that body as you. ''oh look here's dean in his swanky yellow n black D0S81 youtuber body'' its the same with people that lose body parts. imagine someone who loses an arm. these days you can get a fake arm, eventually, that fake arm becomes part of that person. so what if you did that with the brain. you take chip or device, that can do the same thing as one part of your brain, so say, the bit that controls speech. you replace it with a chip that does the same, you learn to use that instead, eventually it becomes part of you. then you replace another part, somehow say, the part that houses all your memories, sights sounds, smells, feelings, the whack. this part would probably be last, as to get all those things simulated, you would have to replace the parts that controls those things. eventually you have replaced every part of your brain with devices, piece by piece, slowly learning to use each on one ata time. so its still you, you would still be you. then, and only then, could you upload ''yourself'' i think, as opposed to simply making a copy of yourself. and i swear to god if a scientist writes this piece by piece theory in a bloody science journal and wins a nobel prize, i want a cut. lol. or to be the first to get a robot body and/or have my brain replaced piece by piece.

  58. Reda Chakour

    Reda Chakour

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    the future is full of bugs

  59. Neck 11

    Neck 11

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    To be perfectly honest what makes you is not you physically but you mentally and if we could upload someone's mind it would still be them but just a little different that's all but that's just my opinion and what I see

  60. Eyy come closer

    Eyy come closer

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Bold of you to assume we are not in a stimulation already.

  61. alireza ahmadi

    alireza ahmadi

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Hi I love ur videos . and want to ask to creat one about bitcoin and digital currency and how it will change our world plz

  62. Science Floffz

    Science Floffz

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Everyone bad at coding: *chuckles* I’m in danger

  63. Daniel Blaha

    Daniel Blaha

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Before I die, I want to be a cyborg

  64. Santosh Kumar

    Santosh Kumar

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I think I just got something interesting to think and work about. No seriously 😅😂

  65. Faiyaaz Abraar Khan

    Faiyaaz Abraar Khan

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Why does the future, however we look at it, lead to a dystopia?

  66. RDDRD edam nanhsirkalapoG

    RDDRD edam nanhsirkalapoG

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Well if you do that it isn't you,it is a copy

    • Flappy Bird

      Flappy Bird

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @RDDRD edam nanhsirkalapoGthe copy one will be afraid if you said that you are the copy of you , what if someone says you are copy one instead ! The experience all of it Like i said you two are the same doesn't matter which you remove.

    • RDDRD edam nanhsirkalapoG

      RDDRD edam nanhsirkalapoG

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Flappy Bird they are the same to others,but the copy experiences stuff that the original wouldn't

    • Flappy Bird

      Flappy Bird

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      It doesn't matter you'll be awake thinking you're you , you are a different person when you wake up isn't it !. It's like copy file , both are same doesn't matter which you delete

  67. NLferdiNL


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    But if you were to be copied, you wouldn't live forever unless they find some way to transfer consciousness and such. Your copy lives but you still die.

  68. Lucifer Morningstar

    Lucifer Morningstar

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Just have to worry about rampancy

  69. Adam Egan

    Adam Egan

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    So, Core or Arm?

  70. Happy Singh

    Happy Singh

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Its actually a copy who will live not we

  71. didyoudothat tv

    didyoudothat tv

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s a glitchy game

  72. Yummy Cheeseburgers

    Yummy Cheeseburgers

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that Alita?

  73. {Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man}

    {Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man}

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    is it just me or do anyone else not like the weirdly realistic faces and is not as simplistic as usual kurzgesagt stuff

  74. Eric Easley

    Eric Easley

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Kurzgesagt: Well, it's complicated Mumbo Jumbo: It's quite simple, really

  75. MertiQlers AL-Cap-o

    MertiQlers AL-Cap-o

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Watch SOMA the game. Watch the walkthrough and you will understand the logic about down loading and uploading your mind. There is a trade.

  76. Chris Carlone

    Chris Carlone

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I'd rather just die and remain dead. Why live forever? What's the appeal? I feel like the concept of immortality invalidates the necessity to live this life in it's full sincerity if forever is around the corner. Besides, the heat death of the universe will claim us all one day whether we like it or not. But that assumes humanity doesn't reach a status of interdimensional travel. What if we are a God, just scattered into billions of different tiny parts? Does it even matter? Why concern ourselves with that which is out of our control? I'm content with just coming along for the ride, and doing my best to love everyone along the way.

  77. finn El gerrero

    finn El gerrero

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    no buy ciberpunk 2077l is bug

  78. Billie Brown

    Billie Brown

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    The psychotic structure kinetically knot because writer preoperatively drip regarding a thoughtful balloon. ethereal, cloistered team

  79. Double Oof

    Double Oof

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    “From the moment I understood the weakness of my flesh, it disgusted me. I craved the strength and certainty of steel. I aspired to the purity of the Blessed Machine. Your kind cling to your flesh, as though it will not decay and fail you. One day the crude biomass you call the temple will wither, and you will beg my kind to save you. But I am already saved, for the Machine is immortal... ...even in death I serve the Omnissiah.”

  80. NoctLightCloud


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    the Cyberpunk praise didnt age well

  81. jacob monica

    jacob monica

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Plz don't make this type of videos, I cry a lot while watching them

  82. Hendra Adi Saputra

    Hendra Adi Saputra

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    is my life only information and data?

  83. Benjamin KaBaBa

    Benjamin KaBaBa

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Alphonse Elric demands the opposite

  84. Panda Waterpark

    Panda Waterpark

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Today if you copy or upload your mind to the cloud or into something else, then where are you, are you still in your body that still holds your functioning brain or somewhere else, or is it possible that you have more than 1 consciousness at the same time?

  85. yah yeet

    yah yeet

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine hating somone and giving them a computer virus that just makes them depressed

  86. Mark6O9


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    As long as there are no bugs and glitches too all hell i'm in

  87. Ren


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    We particles want to understand ourselves. I believe we eventually will, but what we find, who knows if we'll be satisfied?

  88. Ren


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    But if we are all uploaded, who will run the computers?

  89. No Name

    No Name

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    “If any of CDPRs past work is any indication, then this will be an amazing game...” 😬😬😬😬 the future wasn’t so kind to that statement

  90. BetaSoul


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    It would be probably easier to perform a transplant into a robot body so instead of uploading your mind it would be like a robotic prostectic body

  91. K P

    K P

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    The 'Me' here, still figuring out how to make Cyberpunk 2077 run on a low end pc

  92. Bumble Bee

    Bumble Bee

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    All kind of creatures will be never ever be able to be immortal to live forever and humans can't as well dumb video stupid 😔

  93. heart


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    what in the ready player one

  94. beka


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Cyberpunk is a Poland game

  95. Samantha Cappa

    Samantha Cappa

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Anybody thinking about the show the 100 when they clicked on this?!?

  96. Marco Acosta

    Marco Acosta

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    "Man, I cant wait for the "touch update" where we get to feel things we touch" "It looks so cool!"

  97. Josiah Zapata

    Josiah Zapata

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    U can't go to heaven if u do this.

  98. Dakan


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This didn't age well...

  99. Perseo Jose

    Perseo Jose

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    the soul and body are not separated conceptions.

  100. Anthony Nelson

    Anthony Nelson

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    This episode has been brought to you by TCKR Systems, warehousing the elderly on the cloud with style,