Linux Conference 2016: Reincarnating Robots

LNCA_2016-08-22_11-40-20So the Linux Conference 2016 in Toronto went fairly well.

I helped the FSF booth set up and was there for the first day of the actual convention (Monday).

My spiel to people consisted of:

“Do you know how computing power keeps getting cheaper?
By the mid 2020’s  we’ll be able to buy as much computing power as the human brain for a $1000 [1].
By the 2030’s that’ll be down to a few hundred dollars.
And with Integrated Information Theory  we know that machine have consciousness[2], it simply depends on the complexity of the software, and the capabilities of the hardware.
So eventually we’ll be able to reincarnate[3] into robots.
But you don’t want to reincarnate into a proprietary robot, where the manufacturer might stop making your parts, and you might have to pay licensing fees on your brain.
You want to have libre hardware and software, so you could make your own replacement parts, and update your own brain at your discretion.
So that is why you should support the FSF, stickers are by donation, and buttons are a few dollars.”

[1] Ray Kurzweil calculates by 2023 human brain computation for $1000 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictions_made_by_Ray_Kurzweil#2023
[2] Integrated Information Theory 3.0  http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.100358

mechanisms, such as logic gates or neuron-like elements, can form complexes that can account for the fundamental properties of consciousness.

[3] quantum information (consciousness) can’t be deleted but can be moved http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0306044

The no-deleting principle states that in a closed sys-
tem, one cannot destroy quantum information. In closed
systems, quantum information can only be moved from
one place (subspace) to another.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s