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USCís Berger says thereís one big obstacle for actually copying and uploading a complete set of human memories. They seem to disappear when they arenít being used.
ďWe can go to a microchip and say here are a few bytes of memory, we can see them anytime they want,Ē he said. ďItís like buying a Sears catalog of memories and you look through these bins and see whatís there. But thatís not the way it works with humans or animals. When we use the memories, thatís when they appear. But when we donít we donít know where they are.Ē
Weíre Ice Age hunters with a shave and a suit. We are not good long-term thinkers. We would much rather gorge ourselves on dead mammoths by driving a herd over a cliff than figure out how to conserve the herd so it can feed us and our children forever. That is the transition our civilization has to make. And weíre not doing that.
If we fail in this great experiment, this experiment of apes becoming intelligent enough to take charge of their own destiny, nature will shrug and say it was fun for a while to let the apes run the laboratory, but in the end it was a bad idea