Think of the practical
applications of such technology. We can observe and study our own brains, and use that knowledge to treat illness
and nurture genius.
We can archive and preserve minds as effortlessly as we preserve books. We wouldn't have to relay instructions to robots exploring the depths of the ocean
or the vastness of space
... we can upload our minds into those robots and go there ourselves.
We can offer the sick and dying a way to free themselves
from an abbreviated life of pain — we can offer them new vessels to house their souls.
All of that is ahead of us. We can take you there. ...with the help of some generous investors
, of course. [the audience laughs]
Right, Al? [Beat Panel] Al Sterling: [with a tiny smile]