All Together Now
George Dvorsky explores whether we are morally obligated to enhance nonhuman animals and integrate them into human and posthuman society as the potential for enhancement technologies becomes more of a reality.
Strategies for Personality Transfer
William Sims Bainbridge delivers a reconnaissance of the ways in which scientists are beginning to archive aspects of an individual, in hopes that an inventory of variables and strategies will help guide the effort to transfer human personalities to information systems and other new homes.
On Genes, Bemes, and Conscious Things
Marthine Rothblatt introduces a new word, bemes, which are elements of a person's essence that can be extracted, archived, and potentially reconstituted into human form. Bemes contain great potential for preserving and extending joyful life.
Indirect Mind Uploading: Using AI to Avoid Staying Dead
Paul Almond explores possible loopholes to the inevitability of death. How can we avoid that fate using artificial intelligence technologies? He introduces the concept of indirect mind uploading, wherein a digital model of one's brain is created and stored, to be used when one is revived from cryonic preservation.