Computing: Quantum information is an exciting new
paradigm for information which has enormous potential to
revolutionize computer science.
a word coined by Dr. Giurgea to describe a new class of drugs that act
as cognitive enhancers with no side effects or toxicity, from Greek words
meaning mind and tropein meaning toward. Also called "Smart
Philosophy of Mind: Concise and relatively objective definitions
of key terms in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science.
Intelligence Resources Artificial
Intelligence or "ALife" is getting so advanced,
our definitions of 'life' will either have to include
various 'virtual organisms' or be re-defined...
Imagine for a moment that cryonics worked perfectly, right now. Imagine
that you could simply turn a person off, like a light switch, and turn
them back on again days or months or years later, perfectly healthy, as
though not a moment had gone by. What would it mean?
Theres only one problem with the way cryonics is presented in science
fiction. Cryonics isnt fiction. Its science -- the logical conclusion
to a growing accumulation of hard scientific facts.
The fact that several living creatures have been already frozen to liquid
nitrogen temperature and below, where they exhibited no signs of life and
experienced no signs of decay -- and were then restored to functioning normal
The fact that human tissues, including brain tissue and sperm and even human
embryos, have also been cooled on literally thousands of occasions to a seemingly
non-living state, and have been again restored to life.
The fact that scientific procedures for the avoidance of freezing damage
(through a process called vitrification) and for the repair of freezing damage
(through nanotechnological cell repair) have been developed in theory and
are even now being developed in practice.
The fact that research which could make cryonics a reality is even now being
funded in the millions and (in the case of nanotech) even in the tens of
billions of dollars.
The fact that increasing numbers of reputable and respected mainstream scientists
have not only flatly stated that cryonics can work, but have even signed
up to receive cryonics services themselves.
The fact that cryonics organizations like CI not only exist in the real world
today, but have shown themselves able to keep patients safely in cryostasis