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Prof. Russel Hanson on How To Make a Digital Copy of Your Brain

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Biohacker’s Podcast Teemu Arina interviews professor Russell Hanson on our current capabilities of making a digital copy of a human brain on the connectome level.

Professor Russell Hanson is founder and CEO of Brain Backups a company with the ambitious mission of providing non-destructive non-invasive brain imaging at the connectome level. Why would one want a Brain Backup or connectome? This is the image of one’s neural connections much like the genome is the image of one’s DNA sequence. This means it encodes everything you are, do, and have experienced. Prof. Hanson is also a professor of Genetics and Multi-scale Biology at Mount Sinai. Previously he has worked at Harvard, MIT, and the Technical University of Berlin.

 

  • 0:27 – Teemu welcomed Russell Hanson to the show
  • 0:32 Brain backups<
  • 2:13Dr. Aubrey de Grey
  • 2:35 – Why Russell is interested in life extension?
  • 5:32You Are Not A Gadget
  • 6:27 – Belief in chemical information
  • 6:31–  Belief in electrical  information
  • 6:53 – Electrophysiology
  • 7:11 – Heartbeat is an electrical spiking process
  • 7:31–  Experts in measuring chemical information
  • 7:38 – How we measure chemicals
  • 8:35 – Long term memories
  • 10:05 – Neural interfaces
  • 10:24 – NESD
  • 11:47 – telepathic communication
  • 11:82 – Neural lace
  • 12:67 – http://kernel.co/
  • 14:73 – Dr. Peter H. Diamandis
  • 15:06 http://www.humanlongevity.com/
  • 17:78 – Data revolution findings
  • 18:32 https://www.23andme.com/
  • 18:82 – The more we know the better our awareness
  • 20:43 – Mapping the brain – destructive methods
  • 21:90 – Mapping the brain – non destructive methods
  • 21:96 – MRI
  • 22:03 – PEP
  • 22:31 – X-Rays
  • 22:45 – Neuro Infrared
  • 23:25 – Pressure waves
  • 25:98 – Use of contrast agents
  • 27:38 – Studies on brains (rats, mouse, fish etc.)
  • 3503 – How mapping the brain can be used
  • 35:08 – Education
  • 36:68 – Business Advertising
  • 43:62 – Are we being simulated?
  • 46::57 – Our understanding of the brain
  • 46:08 –The Brain Initiative

If you want to learn more, professor Russell Hanson will be at the Biohacker Summit on 18 November in Helsinki, Finland talking about “Neural Modems And Non-destructive Connectomes”.

 

Biohacker Summit - 18 November 2016, Helsinki, Finland

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