Lifetimes Infinity is a small group of aspiring engineers and computer scientists dedicated to using emerging technologies to pave the way for mind uploading – mind uploading being the process of transferring a human consciousness from a biological body to a digital computer system. We plan to do this by simultaneously developing human-like artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art brain-computer interfaces.
Our team is led by Josh Penn-Pierson, who founded Lifetimes Infinity in 2013. We’ve grown steadily since then, making sure that each new member of this group is ambitious and dedicated to aiding humanity through technology.
During our three years of collaborative research, we’ve learned a great deal about artificial intelligence, biotechnology, engineering, and neurology. We believe that, given the proper resources, we will be able to make greater strides in the field of brain-computer interfacing and cognitive enhancement. Over the last two years, we’ve outlined a path from the present day (and present technology) to the realization of our goal.
- The first step is to develop software that will allow us to quickly and efficiently create and train deep neural networks. This software will be developed in Python, a language most of us are familiar with, and is code-named “Neo Navigator.”
- After development of the aforementioned software is in full swing, we will begin work on a brain-computer interface. We envision said device as an implantable titanium microelectrode array, powered by electricity generated from that person’s body heat. The array will transmit signals to and from external computer systems through a crystal “window” in the titanium casing. Preliminary design for this device has already begun.
- Once development has finished on Neo Navigator, we will begin training deep neural networks that emulate the various functions of the human brain.
- Our goal with Neo Navigator is to create neural networks that not only emulate the various functions of the brain, but exceed the natural limits of the brain. Once we have done so, we can combine those networks with our brain-computer interfaces, creating the first true cognitive enhancement implants – and the first connections between human minds and AIs.
- The vision of the Lifetimes Infinity team is to make mind uploading possible. We believe this can be done through the creation of an exocortex, an artificial brain that can support a human consciousness long after that person’s body has decayed away. The exocortex would be fairly simple to develop assuming step four goes smoothly – we would network all the AIs inside a person’s brain-computer interfaces together, essentially creating a third (and maybe even fourth) hemisphere of the brain, seamlessly integrated with their existing central nervous system.
There will undoubtedly be setbacks and additional intermediary steps that we will face along the way, but we believe we have the ability to make these technologies a reality. Once we have the resources we need, we can expedite the completion of step one, and begin step two in earnest. We have been very excited to see more people gaining interest in cognitive enhancement and mind uploading as time goes on, and we hope our research and development can position us on the cutting edge to help pioneer this new field.