The Second Apocalypse

Miscellaneous Chatter => The Forum of Interesting Things => Topic started by: Madness on January 25, 2018, 12:44:36 am

Title: The Virtual Afterlife Will Transform Humanity
Post by: Madness on January 25, 2018, 12:44:36 am
Endless fun: The question is not whether we can upload our brains onto a computer, but what will become of us when we do. (https://aeon.co/essays/the-virtual-afterlife-will-transform-humanity)

Fairly sure this is already at least one PKD story.
Title: Re: The Virtual Afterlife Will Transform Humanity
Post by: Wilshire on January 25, 2018, 12:58:10 pm
Watt's Blindsight, and probably other books, go into this concept as well, if tangentially. Wouldn't you know it, the creaters in the book called it Heaven ;) .
Title: Re: The Virtual Afterlife Will Transform Humanity
Post by: Frankly Bucked on March 04, 2018, 05:22:00 am
Watt's Blindsight, and probably other books, go into this concept as well, if tangentially. Wouldn't you know it, the creaters in the book called it Heaven ;) .

And in typical Wattsian fashion, he somehow made it seem goddamn horrific alongside everything else :p

I for one welcome full immersion VR, and it's not a bad "population growth" solution posed by some in regards to the effects of a post-death world (though TBH if we were able to conquer death on scale that it contributed to overpopulation, I sorta feel like we'd able to solve the overpopulation thing in a number of less crazy ways).