Wolfgang Grulke Just saw the movie 'Surrogates'...

...and was reminded of this topic again - it raised some interesting new issues in my head!
Posted: 7 August 2010 at 09:47
Thank you for this lovely bullet. My name is Robert benjamin and my company's name is Nanograte Knowledge Technologies (nanogr8.com)

In response, I would like to coin the term "CLOBOT". a CLOBOT is a hybrid clonerobot, a mutation. I think that is where the future is really heading; straight into a mutated cyborgian universe where next generations would be spawned via dynamic mutation.

My company has been founded on 12 years of research and development in this arena. In 2008, we presented our tacit-knowledge engineering technique internationally under the asupices of the IEEE. i think, subliminal systems are rapidly becoming a reality. We need tools to vizualise them, to manage them. What if you could be uploaded into a network without your knowledge, or in such a cryptic manner as to give your consent?

Why not join our MindChip project and further this conversation?
Posted: 25 August 2010 at 20:08

Doug Vining RE: CLOBOT

Thanks for commenting, Robert. Your possible scenarios are certainly mind-blowing, and we may use them in future MindBullets!
Posted: 26 August 2010 at 12:52

Robert Benjamin RE: RE: CLOBOT

Dear Doug

Thank you for the positive response. I would be delighted to provide a structured contribution to this theme. I think, even though "CLOBOTS" already are a theoretical reality, one has to question their greater desirability.


Posted: 27 August 2010 at 04:43

Wolfgang Grulke RE: CLOBOT

Hi Robert - how do we join your MindChip project?

Also, thanks for your comments. I see that you are a subscriber to MindBullets Lite. I have taken the liberty to give you a full subscription to MindBullets so that you can also read the background information and timelines avaiable on some of the MindBullets.

Sincerely, Wolfgang
Posted: 26 August 2010 at 16:59

Robert Benjamin RE: RE: CLOBOT

Dear Wolfgang

Thank you for an interesting website full of wonderful ideas and thoughtful implications. Thank you too for the subscription gift upgrade and your interest in the MindChip project.

Would you mind sending a contact email to webmaster@nanogr8.com so I might forward the NDA to you for comments? We could discuss and progress from there.

Regards, Robert
Posted: 27 August 2010 at 04:54

Doug Vining Beware Big Brother, you are me

This news story reads like a MindBullet, set in 2112, which is about 100 years away. The scenario is intriguing and a little scary. Do we really want a synchronized digital copy of ourselves, a total backup avatar, to exist? How will we tell the real people from their surrogates?

That's what worries me the most, more than the invasion and disappearance of our privacy!
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Posted: 9 May 2012 at 15:30

Doug Vining Backup your brain

We've blogged about this scenario before, but the possibility of recording and preserving your memories and mental information leads to all sorts of opportunities, from surrogates to just being able to extend the minds of great thinkers by some sort of chatbot simulation.

In the future, it seems almost inevitable that avatars will evolve to provide much of our own personal cognitive function. Thanks to my colleague (@Antonmus on Twitter) for the heads-up on this link.
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Posted: 22 October 2012 at 12:04

Doug Vining Eternally yourself

It's sometimes scary how scenarios which we imagine in our MindBullets, a few years later, turn into just 'normal' reality. It's a bit scary because we often try to make those scenarios a bit controversial, just to stir people up and get the debate going. And then we discover that they are "not crazy enough".

Take this idea, that we would like to preserve ourselves in avatar or robot form, for interaction with our descendants. It seemed a bit far out at the time, but a company is going for it right now. Check out Eterni.Me linked alongside.
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Posted: 20 February 2014 at 16:03

Doug Vining Simply become immortal

There's certainly demand for a service that preserves your memories. Someday we may be able to upload our brains to an avatar, but right now you can subscribe to Eterni.me and start saving your memories.

"It works like this: while you’re alive you grant the service access to your Facebook, Twitter and email accounts, upload photos, geo-location history and even Google Glass recordings of things that you have seen. The data is collected, filtered and analysed before it’s transferred to an AI avatar that tries to emulate your looks and personality. The avatar learns more about you as you interact with it while you’re alive, with the aim of more closely reflecting you as time progresses."

Then after you've passed on, I suppose your kids and grandchildren could continue to interact with your avatar on Facebook and Twitter. Fascinating, but kind of creepy!
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Posted: 29 January 2015 at 11:49

Doug Vining Robot avatar

I recently posted about the idea of achieving immortality by 'uploading' your mind to a computer service that would then attempt to continue your social interactions online. Well, here's another 'mind clone' idea with a physical avatar, a robotic head which can replicate you and be your mouthpiece.

It seems like our MindBullet on this subject is getting ever closer. Would you want a robot or a biological clone to continue as your avatar? The mind boggles at the possibilities, and the implications!
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Posted: 9 February 2015 at 10:10

Doug Vining Americans' view of the world in 2036

Survey results show that many Americans expect the future to be filled with tech. Some are obvious, like driverless cars and robots, even drone deliveries. But a significant portion are also 'predicting' that we'll have cloned humans and avatars as romantic companions. Which just goes to show, as Gerd Leonhard likes to say, that "Humanity is increasingly being defined by Technology." Probably because digital technology is an exponential change agent.

But thinking 20 years out can be quite a challenge. What do you think the world will look like in 2036?
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Posted: 30 June 2016 at 11:12

Doug Vining A robot clone

Humans Will Have A ‘Robot Second Self’ In The Next 20 Years, Say Experts At Microsoft

Eight years ago we published this MindBullet about a point in the future, when you would be able to choose a physical avatar, either a clone or a robot. Now Microsoft experts are predicting that within 20 years we will have robots enhanced with AI that will know everything about us - to the extent that they are almost a replica of ourselves. That's exactly what we meant by a physical avatar! Makes for interesting reading...
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Posted: 24 January 2018 at 17:48
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