The Indefinite Life Handbook

About

The Indefinite Life Handbook is a collection of articles pertaining to Indefinite Life, developed and maintained by Lifetimes Infinity. The goal in building this knowledge base is to aid humanity in our collective efforts to become more fit for survival in this universe. The focus of this knowledge base is to establish a framework and roadmap for achieving mind uploading, our first major goal in the pursuit of indefinite life.

The Indefinite Life Handbook aims to be as comprehensive as possible to encourage more people to start thinking about the challenges of these domains. For this reason, we aim to minimize external links in order to build this knowledge as a fully comprehensive and self-contained guide.

If you want to have more of a book experience while reading the articles, follow (or download) the Guided Tour of Indefinite Life.

Article Structure

Articles each represent one theory. Theories are constructed from first principles up, building upon each other to reach higher level theories. The [Article Structure] adopted for this wiki enforces this first principles approach.

Some articles take the form of simple definitions or information. These are treated as functionally the same as theory articles, where they can depend on other articles and other articles can depend on them. Thus, theory, definition, and information articles are not explicitly differentiated.

All handbook articles are structured as outlined below.

  1. Title: The title of the article.
  2. Dependencies: A list of theories (articles) this theory depends on, color-coded based on first principles status. Any dependencies listed in the article body must be listed in the dependencies section. Any dependencies not listed in the body should not be included in the dependency list. Color coding:
    • Green - A chain of theories where every branch terminates in a first principle, where a first principle is a basic assumption that cannot be deduced any further.
    • Red - A chain of theories that has at least one branch that does not terminate in a first principle. These are referred to as "incomplete branches".
    If an article is deemed to be a first principle (meaning it can have no dependencies), the Dependencies section is instead filled in with the text "First Principle".
  3. Dependents: A list of theories dependent on this theory, color-coded based on first principles status. Color coding:
    • Green: A chain of theories where every branch terminates in a first principle, where a first principle is a basic assumption that cannot be deduced any further.
    • Red - A chain of theories that has at least one branch that does not terminate in a first principle. These are referred to as "incomplete branches".
    If an article has no dependents, the Depdendents section is instead filled in with the text "Frontier Theory".
  4. Content: The main content of the theory.

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