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The Help Hachi Project

 

 

      The purpose of Help Hachi is to help the dog Hachi find his owner. If successful, billions of persons will be helped in the process. Let us explain:

 

Who is the dog Hachi, and where is his owner?

 

      Hachikō (“Hah-Chee-Koh”), informally known to many as Hachi (“Hah-Chee”) due to the American “dog story” movie starring Richard Gere, is a dog who in real life lived in Japan, not the United States. Hachikō actually spent the last nine years of his (eleven years of) life waiting for his master to return via the Shibuya train station. This reunion did not happen because the dog’s master had died without returning home.

 

How will billions of persons be helped by Help Hachi?

 

      For the Help Hachi project to be successful, it will be necessary for future science-technology to resurrect both Hachi and his master. This level of technology would allow the resurrection of billions of (“legally dead”) persons, some of whom would have been “temporarily dead” for many centuries or even millennia.     

 

Hachiko: A Dog's Story

(released 2009 and 2010)

 

Hachiko: A Dog's Story

 

A TRUE STORY OF FAITH, DEVOTION AND UNDYING LOVE

 

 

Also Known As (AKA)

Хатико: самый верный друг

Russia

Hachi

Netherlands

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

USA (video title)

Hachi: Yakusoku no inu

Japan

Hachiko

Finland

Hachiko - Eine wunderbare Freundschaft

Germany

Hachiko - Il tuo migliore amico

Italy

Hatchi

France

Sempre ao Seu Lado

Brazil

Siempre a tu lado

Spain

 

http://www.hachi-movie.jp/

 

 

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What did the real Hachi look like?

 

      Hachikō (“Hah-Chee-Koh”), informally known to many as Hachi (“Hah-Chee”) due to the American “dog story” movie starring Richard Gere, is a dog who in real life lived in Japan, not the United States. Hachikō actually spent the last nine years of his (eleven years of) life waiting for his master to return via the Shibuya train station. This reunion did not happen because the dog’s master had died without returning home.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

type in: hachiko

 

Hachikō

(1923-1935)

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Picture of Hachikō

 

Species

Dog

Breed

Akita Inu

Gender

Male

Born

November 10, 1923
near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture (
Japan)

Died

March 8, 1935 (aged 11)
Shibuya, Tokyo (
Japan)

Resting place

National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo (Japan)

Owner

Dr. Hidesaburō Ueno

Appearance

White

 

Owner of Hachikō

(1871-1925)

Statue of Dr. Hidesaburō Ueno

(at Tokyo University)

 

 

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      Hachi needs your help. Hachikō’s owner, Dr. Hidesaburō Ueno, died of cerebral hemorrhage in May 1925 while giving a lecture. Hachikō waited for his dead master every day at the Shibuya train station until he died himself a decade later.

 

      For the Help Hachi project to be successful, it will be necessary for future science-technology to resurrect both Hachi and his master. This level of technology would allow the resurrection of billions of (“legally dead”) persons, some of whom would have been “temporarily dead” for many centuries or even millennia.

 

      The Help Hachi project is a true story of FAITH, DEVOTION AND UNDYING LOVE. Your ideas, activities, and financial support are urgently needed. Will you help Hachi?

 

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What kind of future science-technology will be needed?

 

      At this point in time we do not know precisely what kind of future science-technology will be needed or used to resurrect Hachi and his master. Presently we are attempting to build up support so that the project will eventually be successful – and be successful as soon as feasible instead of merely someday or never. The three articles below suggest some future science-technology approaches that may or may not prove successful.  The three articles are:

 

► Time Travel Technology (By Charles Tandy)

      Perhaps Dr. Tandy’s approach to time travel will work, or perhaps a different approach to time travel will work to help Hachi.

 

► Computational Emulation Technology (By Frank J. Tipler)

      Perhaps Dr. Tipler’s approach to computational emulation will work, or perhaps a different approach to computational emulation will work to help Hachi.

 

► Unknown Future Technology (By Greg Jordan)

      Perhaps time travel or computational emulation will work, or perhaps a different technology will work to help Hachi.

 

 

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► Time Travel Technology ◄

(By Charles Tandy)

 

      More than a half-century ago, Robert Heinlein published a science fiction novel, The Door into Summer. The protagonist lived not with a pet dog but with his pet cat, Pete. On snowy winter days Pete would search their large house for a door into summer. (Pete believed that his master should be smart enough to outwit winter by constructing at least one door that would always lead into summer.) Anyway, the protagonist undergoes suspended-animation and travels to a point in the future where past-directed time machines exist. In this way one may travel in time to the future or to the past as one wishes. 

   

      Nice story by Heinlein – but now let’s look at the logical possibilities.  Here  is one  way  to  formulate  the  alternatives  with  respect  to past-directed  time  travel:

 

      ● Time travel is impossible. More than a decade ago, Stephen Hawking published his “chronology protection conjecture” – namely, that the laws of physics conspire to prevent past-directed time travel on a macroscopic scale. Notice that it is only a “conjecture”: Perhaps Hawking wanted scholars to get on with serious work instead of wasting their time on wild speculation about classical (i.e. macro-level) time machines? (I understand that Hawking has since changed his mind.)

 

      ● Time travel is possible but changing the past is impossible. Many experts are willing to at least entertain the idea that time travel just might be possible. But many are unwilling to go further and think seriously about changing the past. One may argue that past-directed time travel is not logically impossible – but that changing the past is logically impossible. For example, movie-goers may interpret one of the Harry Potter movies this way: the protagonists (including Harry) travel into the past and interact with the past but do not change the past. Their travel into, and interaction with, the past “always was” part of the past! Another alternative here would have been to have the protagonists not interact with the past but simply (holographically) observe it; this is sometimes called “time viewing” (rather than time travel).

 

      ● Time travel is possible and changing the past is possible. Is it possible to evade or outwit the apparent inconsistency (logical impossibility) of “changing the past”? The answer is “yes”: the “many-worlds” or “parallel-worlds” or “multiverse” theory (or theories or versions) does indeed allow time-traveling mathematicians, physicists, and philosophers to “have their cake and eat it too.” For example, movie-goers may interpret the “Back to the Future” series of movies in just this way. In this interpretation of the parallel-worlds or many-worlds multiverse, going back to the past and changing it engenders a new timeline additional to the timeline from which the time-traveler came.

 

      Here are eight “types” of (hypothetical) time machines (both forward and retro):

 

1. Basic Biostasis: Experimental long-term suspended animation.

 

2. Advanced Biostasis: Perfected long-term suspended animation.

 

3. AOK Superfast Rocketry: “Astronaut(s) OK” (AOK) near-light-speed rocketry.

 

4. SEG Superfast Rocketry: “Self-sufficient Extra-terrestrial Green-habitat community(ies)” (SEG) near-light-speed rocketry.

 

5. Simple Time Viewing: Viewing the past without changing the past.

 

6. Simple Time Travel: Interaction with the past without changing the past.

 

7. Complex Time Viewing: Viewing the past that also changes the past (generates an additional timeline).

 

8. Complex Time Travel: Interaction with the past that also changes the past (generates an additional timeline).

 

      With respect to what has been called “practical time travel” – and matters related thereto – a previous analysis of the temporal realm (Tandy, 2007) draws the following six conclusions:

 

1. The past exists as an expanding fixed unity.

 

2. The present is the leading edge of the past as it expands.

 

3. The future is not yet fully determined/fixed.

 

4. The underdetermined future as it proceeds to become more nearly past (fixed) is influenced by the expanding fixed unity (the past), including by free agents of good will [and ill will and misinformed will]. 

 

5. Sooner or later, barring catastrophe, it seems highly likely that technology will advance so that the capacity for forward-directed time travel is possible. [Suspended-Animation (per molecular nanotechnology) and Superfast-Rocketry (per relativity physics) are examples of forward-directed time travel. Note that conclusion 5 is not controversial; yet its profound implications are rarely discussed.]

 

6. Sooner or later, barring catastrophe, it seems likely that technology will advance so that the capacity for past-directed time travel is possible. [Time-Viewing is one example of past-directed time travel.]

 

      A more tentative seventh conclusion was that the concept of intrinsic time or intrinsic history (i.e., the intrinsic-temporality of the time-traveler, as distinguished from either merely-subjective time or literal-clock time) “is especially helpful in characterizing whether time travel did or did not occur in a particular circumstance.” (pp. 383-384)  If one travels backward in time in the (“many-worlds”) omniverse, one does not come from the past but from the future (i.e., from the unique time or history intrinsic to the unique time-traveler). The temporal realm (the omniverse’s temporal environment as such) has its own (“arrow” of) time, but it is another (different) matter that (in addition) each temporal entity within the temporal environment has its own unique intrinsic time (history). According to my proposed general-ontological schema, but unlike almost all physical-scientific theories of backward time travel, it would seem that in principle any past time and any universe is a candidate for visitation. With my approach it seems logically possible in principle to circumvent the problems of (1) traveling to times before the first time machine is invented; and, (2) returning to one’s own “original” time. (The ethics of time travel or inter-universe travel is another matter.)   Moreover, the time-traveler – a temporal entity having its own unique intrinsic time within (and thus different from) the omniverse’s temporal realm as such – may be an atom, a dog, a human, a planet, or a universe.       

 

SEE

 

Tandy, Charles (2007). “Types Of Time Machines And Practical Time Travel” Journal Of Futures Studies vol. 11, no. 3. [February 2007]: Pages 79-90. This is available free on the internet at:

 

http://www.jfs.tku.edu.tw/11-3/A05.pdf

 

 

ALSO SEE

 

http://www.ria.edu/time-travel

 

 

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► Computational Emulation Technology ◄

(By Frank J. Tipler)

 

Interview with Frank J. Tipler

 

      Frank J. Tipler is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans. He is well known for his writings on the Cosmological Anthropic Principle and the Omega Point Theory. “… So, if the observed acceleration were to continue forever, the Omega Point Theory would be refuted. But the expansion of life to engulf the universe is EXACTLY what is required to cancel the positive cosmological constant (a.k.a. the Dark Energy): as life expands outward, life will require energy, and before the collapse of the universe provides gravitational collapse energy, the energy source will be the conversion of baryons and leptons into energy via electroweak quantum tunneling … We are so close to beginning the colonization --- after colonization begins, our descendants would be too spread out to be completely wiped out --- that I would claim the laws of physics would make it impossible for us to become extinct before giving rise to our descendants (human downloads and/or AI’s). If the laws of physics be for us, who can be against us!...” [Please read the introductory note further below if you are not familiar with his work.]

 

Giulio Prisco –

 

Q) In "The Physics of Immortality" you make very specific predictions for the masses of Top Quark and Higgs Boson, and say that an experimental confirmation would be a very clear indication that the Omega Point Theory is correct. Do you see any indications from recent experiments that your predicted masses for these particles are more likely, or less likely, to be confirmed?

 

A) The top quark was found shortly after my book was published. The current value the experimenters give is 170 GeV. I predicted 185 ± 20 GeV. So (unless the experimenters drop the value) my prediction seems to agree with reality. My Higgs prediction of 220 ± 20 GeV is still open. The current lower bound quoted for a Standard Model Higgs is about 100 GeV ("lower bound" means that the actual value must be above the "lower bound"). I imagine that we will have to wait for the Large Hadron Collider to go on line in 2005 before we see the Higgs. My prediction of the top and Higgs came from my deduction that the Higgs field would be only marginally stable. (I inferred marginal stability from acceleration in the collapse phase of the universe.) I then used the standard stability curve to get the particle masses. Given that the top quark is in the correct position for marginally stability, the Higgs boson pretty well has to have the marginally value also, given the shape of the stability curve. Since my book was written, the stability curves have been improved, and I think 190 ± 20 GeV would be a better estimate for the Higgs mass, using these improved stability curves.

 

Q): The Omega Point Theory requires a "closed" universe, where at some point the cosmic expansion is reversed by a contraction phase terminating in a gravitational collapse. What do you think of recent measurements from novae in distant galaxies indicating that cosmic expansion is accelerating?

 

A) I think the evidence that the universe is currently accelerating is VERY strong. Besides the direct evidence for acceleration from the supernovae which you mention, we have observations of flatness from the acoustic peaks in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR). Recall my predictions 1 and 5: the first is for closure, and the 5th for near flatness, so my prediction (and inflation's) for flatness is looking good. Near flatness plus insufficient Dark Matter to close the universe means that there HAS to be Dark Energy, hence the acceleration.

I unfortunately overlooked the possibility that acceleration could occur in the expanding phase of the universe. Acceleration in the expanding phase of universal history invalidates my prediction of Hubble's constant (Second half of prediction 5). The current value of Hubble's constant is 70 km/sec-Mpc rather than the 45 km/sec-Mpc I predicted.

I SHOULD have predicted acceleration in the expanding phase, since the existence of a net number of baryons in the universe implies the Higgs field would not be in its true vacuum, where we would expect the positive cosmological constant (which is the mechanism for acceleration in the collapsing phase of universal history) would be exactly cancelled.

So, if the observed acceleration were to continue forever, the Omega Point Theory would be refuted. But the expansion of life to engulf the universe is EXACTLY what is required to cancel the positive cosmological constant (a.k.a. the Dark Energy): as life expands outward, life will require energy, and before the collapse of the universe provides gravitational collapse energy, the energy source will be the conversion of baryons and leptons into energy via electroweak quantum tunneling, a process I describe in Section N (relativistic spacecraft) of the Appendix for Scientists. What I did not realize when I wrote my book a decade ago is that this electroweak process would also act to cancel any positive cosmological constant today, and that the net baryon number in the universe would REQUIRE such Dark Energy today.

 

Q) What are the implications for the Omega Point Theory of dark matter and dark energy?

 

A) The Omega Point Theory suggests that the particle physics Standard Model (SM) is sufficient to explain both: the Dark Energy is just the currently uncancelled part of the positive cosmological constant, and the Dark Matter is just the Standard Model SU(2)_{left} field, coupled to the SM Higgs field. I was very worried when I wrote PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY that the entropy in the CMBR would make an acceleration in the collapsing phase of universal history impossible. I propose to solve this problem by claiming the temperature of the CMBR --- currently "measured" to have a temperature of 2.2726 degrees Kelvin --- is actually at absolute zero! I show in a paper I put on the lanl data base (xxx.lanl.gov) last November that such an apparently ridiculous claim is possible, because any quantized gauge field in a homogeneous and isotropic universe would NECESSARILY have a Planckian spectrum, even at zero temperature! What the measurements of CMBR showing that it is Planckian --- which it most certainly is --- are really measuring is not the temperature, but the size of the universe. In my paper, I show how to convert the quoted "temperature" of 2.2726 into the size of the universe.

I describe a simple experiment to check my claims. Such an experiment would be important because it would check three things simultaneously: (1) it would show what the Dark Matter is, (2) it would show what the Dark Energy is, and (3) it would provide another test of the Omega Point Theory: it would test the idea of computers taking over the universe. My proposed experiment could in principle be done by anyone familiar with microwave techniques, using very cheap equipment. An accelerator like the billion dollar machines at Fermilab or CERN would not be required. A few thousand dollars worth of equipment would do it. Any takers?

As an added inducement, I point out in the above-mentioned paper that the effect I'm predicting has probably already been seen! An outstanding anomaly in astrophysics has been the existence of Ultra High Energy (UHE) cosmic rays: they shouldn't be able to propagate through the CMBR, yet they do. If the CMBR has the properties I claim, UHE Cosmic Rays WOULD be able to propagate through the CMBR.

 

Q) In "The Age of Spiritual Machines" Ray Kurzweil suggests that perhaps even a universe that left to itself would expand forever can be engineered into a collapse by future civilizations, or the other way around. This would be some amazing cosmic spacetime engineering indeed! Do you think this may be possible, and can you imagine any plausible mechanism?

 

A) The universe would collapse even if spatially open, if a negative cosmological constant were to exist, and could be turned on. But only if a negative cosmological constant already existed could this engineering be done. The experimental evidence is strong that the cosmological constant is POSITIVE, not negative. Furthermore, no engineering could change the spatial topology of universe. This would violate a fundamental law of quantum mechanics called unitarity.

But note that what I have suggested above to cancel the observed acceleration would in effect be a universal engineering project to force a collapse, where without the action of life, there would be no collapse.

In another paper (also available on the lanl, and in the published technical literature) I have argued that the known laws of physics REQUIRE life to engage in this engineering project.

 

Q) Andrei Linde has recently theorized that the universe may indeed collapse rather than expanding forever. But in Linde's theory the collapse comes a mere 10 to 20 billion years from now. How would this affect the Omega Point Theory's requirement for intelligent life to expand relatively quickly and manipulate the contraction into a Taub collapse?

 

A) Linde and I have different approaches to physics. I refuse to use anything other than the known laws of physics. I assume that these laws are correct, until an experiment shows that they have a limited range of applicability. Linde decides what he wants the universe to be like, and invents whatever laws are required to give him what he wants. Linde's laws are invented to eliminate anything like the Omega Point Theory, so it is likely that the Taub collapse won't work.

Notice in particular that Linde's Eternal Chaotic Inflation theory is played out in a spatially infinite universe. It is a mathematical theorem that the universe has to be spatially FINITE if it is to end in an Omega point.

 

Q) In the Omega Point Theory, humans colonize the universe via space probes that travel to distant planets and literally synthesize human beings on the spot rather than carrying them the whole way as full-grown, oxygen-breathing passengers. How can we be sure that each Adam and Eve (so to speak) that are placed on all of those distant worlds will cooperate in the grand effort to engineer a Taub collapse of the universe?

 

A) It is in their selfish interests to act locally to force the universe into a Taub collapse. If they cooperate they live, if they don't cooperate, they die. Also, I have argued, as I said above, that the laws of physics will ensure that they cooperate.

 

Q) In their SF novel "The Light of Other Days" Sir Arthur Clarke and Stephen Baxter imagine a near future civilization resurrecting the dead of past ages by reaching into the past, through micro wormholes, to download full snapshots of brain states and memories. Do you think that some of us might be restored to life, much before the Omega Point, by similar means?

 

A) No. Wormholes involve a violation of unitarity, because they involve topology change. Can't happen, unless the laws of physics are wrong. Where is the experiment showing that they are? Until I see the experiment, I will continue to believe in the known laws of physics.

 

Q) Have you, or Prof. Wolfhart Pannenberg [NOTE: he is a well known theologian who supports Tipler's views], managed to convince any religious leaders to accept all, most, or any significant portion of the Omega Point Theory?

 

A) No. I ascribe this rejection to the same reason that no religious leader has ever accepted "any significant portion" of the Transhumanist Credo. Most if not all religious leaders reject the idea that we humans are just special types of computers, and that human downloads and/or artificial intelligences are possible. Most, if not all, religious leaders reject the idea that the human mind (or soul) is just a program running on the wet computer we call the brain. Instead, they believe in an "immortal soul" which appears to be some sort of "stuff" not subject to the laws of physics.

In theology, this belief is connected with the gnostic (or Manichean) heresy, which holds that there is a "spiritual realm" superior to the material realm, which, since inferior, is uninteresting, or evil, or both. The goal in the gnostic heresy is to escape from the world of matter into the spirit world. Unfortunately, this heresy is widespread even among Christians (who should know better), and it prevents the Omega Point Theory --- or transhumanism --- from being taken seriously.

But I expect this to change in the future. I have just come back from a conference on Christianity, and when I pointed out the connection between the gnostic heresy and their rejection of transhumanism, the Christians at the conference began --- for the first time, I think --- to take transhumanism (and hence the Omega Point) seriously.

I was also told by a German reporter that the Lutheran Bishop of Hamburg has accepted the Omega Point Theory. Is a bishop a "religious leader," or should I hold out for an archbishop or cardinal?

 

Q) You point out that many of the tenets of Christianity and Islam are similar, perhaps even identical in a fundamental way. Yet many bloody wars have been fought between Christians and Muslims, and now these two worlds seem headed for another major clash, perhaps much worse than the previous. Any thought that you wish to share?

 

A) I discussed the problem which Islam faces on pages 302-304 (the last part of the "Garden of Islam" section of Chapter 11) of THE PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY. There are tolerant Muslims, and always have been, but throughout Islamic history, these tolerant Muslims are almost always dominated by Muslims who hate anything other than Islam. So Islam is almost always accompanied by war against non-Muslims. But there are encouraging signs that if given a democratic government, the good Muslims will take control from the evil Muslims. Iran is a "semi-democracy" in the sense that a parliament elected by the Iranian people have real, even if not complete, power. This parliament passes progressive laws, and if the Mullahs were also elected, I would predict that Iran would be a tolerant, liberal society, even if formally a theocracy.

 

Q) Suppose the human race becomes extinct before colonizing the universe. Then it is up to some other race to build the Omega Point scenario. Why should these superaliens want to resurrect us, today's humans?

 

A) We are so close to beginning the colonization --- after colonization begins, our descendants would be too spread out to be completely wiped out --- that I would claim the laws of physics would make it impossible for us to become extinct before giving rise to our descendants (human downloads and/or AI's). If the laws of physics be for us, who can be against us!

 

Q) You seem to accept the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics. Does the MWI mean that the universe splits into separate branches when a measurement is made, or that our mind splits into separate branches when the result of a measurement is observed?

 

A) I definitely accept the MWI. The MWI is not an option, but as I show in my book, a necessary mathematical consequence of quantum mechanics applying at all levels: not just atoms, but also humans are quantum mechanical objects. So if the MWI is actually false, then quantum mechanics must also be false at some level of complexity. All competent mathematical physicists know this perfectly well. Roger Penrose in his THE EMPEROR'S NEW MIND makes this point. It's just that Penrose explicitly rejects linear quantum mechanics at the level of the human brain. But as I have mentioned, I accept the known physical laws as being true, until an experiment shows them to be false.

It is better to think of parts of the universe as splitting. As Everett once said (roughly), if a mouse observes the universe, the mouse, not the universe, is changed. I would say, if a human mind observes the universe, the mind, not the universe, is split.

 

Q): After the tremendous amount of thought, research and writing that you put into your book, how do you feel about the hostile reception it received? Does the criticism bother you? Do you ignore it as much as possible? Or are you just waiting to be resurrected at the Omega Point so you can say "See, I told you so!"?

 

A) "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me." Criticism is the driving force of science. Much of the criticism has consisted of insults, and hence not useful. But my improvements in the Omega Point Theory, described above, are due in large part to technical criticisms. My explanation of the Dark Matter and Dark Energy, and the simple experiment to test it, derive from criticisms I received from Gordon Kane, a professor of physics at the University of Michigan, after I gave a seminar at the University of Michigan a few years ago.

What I was unprepared for was the hostile "stone throwing" I received at Tulane University. I was actually formally tried for heresy (this word was not used by the panel convened to try me. Instead, I was told that I "didn't think like everyone else in the department"). I was not fired --- it's difficult to fire a tenured full professor, especially for unorthodox thinking, exactly what tenure is supposed to protect. But my salary was frozen: since my work was "worthless", it is clear to University officials that I should receive no raise. So now my pay is some $30,000 less than the Tulane full professor average, almost at the level of a starting assistant professor at Tulane, and definitely less than the assistant professor at a place like Cal Tech.

In the past I could have made up the salary shortfall by writing books. But Tulane changed the terms of my employment (the Louisiana courts have ruled that the University can do this to any faculty member), and now Tulane claims to own the copyright to any book I may write. So it looks as if I may depend on others elsewhere to develop the OPT. Fortunately, transhumanists exist, and eventually some will be trained in cosmology.

 

Q): If the Omega Point Theory is true, we shall be resurrected at the end of time and live in a very pleasant world. So why shouldn't we just relax and enjoy life instead of working hard to improve our life in today's world?

 

A) The selfish answer is that we don't know what the far future people will know about us. If they record that we slack off now, this slacker will be the only version of us emulated in the far future computers. With a slacker personality, we cannot enjoy the future to the fullest extent, to say nothing of the trouble we would be in for if we adopt an evil attitude, and THIS info make it to the far future.

The unselfish answer is that it is our duty. By working hard now, we can reduce the amount of suffering between now and the resurrection time. So in spite of my difficulties at Tulane, I'll keep trying to develop the OPT: if I succeed, human knowledge will be advanced --- especially if I can persuade someone to do the simple experiment I describe!

 

Q) The Omega Point Theory deals with the far future. Most of our readers are more interested in the short and medium term future, and in particular in the possibility to improve the human physical and mental characteristics by applying nano/bio/info technologies. What timeline do you imagine for the gradual merging of biological and machine intelligences that many contemporary thinkers foresee? For example, when do you think we may develop working interfaces between biological brains and machines, or technologies to upload minds to machines?

 

A) I think we'll see AI's and/or human downloaded some time this century.

 

Introductory note

      Some familiarity with Frank Tipler's writings, such as the books listed below, is required to enjoy this interview. The author's web site also contains some introductory material. If you cannot wait, here is our own very brief and incomplete version of "The Omega Point Theory in a nutshell": intelligent beings of a far future epoch close to the gravitational collapse of the universe (the so called Big Crunch) may develop the capability to steer the collapse along a specific mode (Taub collapse) with unlimited subjective time, energy, and computational power available to them before reaching the final singularity. Having done so, they may wish to restore to consciousness all sentient beings of the past, perhaps through a "brute force" computational emulation of the past history of the universe. So after death we may wake up in a simulated environment with many of the features assigned to the afterlife world by the major religions. We are using a weak "may", but Prof. Tipler thinks that there is plenty of evidence for the Omega Point Theory in today's universe.

Frank J. Tipler web page

The Anthropic Cosmological Principle

The Physics of Immortality

 

SEE

 

http://transhumanism.org/index.php/th/more/312/

 

 

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► Unknown Future Technology ◄

(By Greg Jordan)

 

Universal Immortalism

 

Universal immortalism is the belief that human beings should endeavor to bring back to life all who have ever lived using material, technological methods.

 

Universal immortalism is distinguished from immortalism, or pursuing the goal of personal physical immortality (by such means as life extension or cryonics), because universal immortalism is universal in scope. However, universal immortalism and personal immortalism are typically compatible, congruent notions.

 

Universal immortalism is also distinguished from beliefs about an inevitable resurrection authored by a divine or supernatural agent because universal immortalism advocates a human-engineered resurrection using material, technological methods.

 

Historical Antecedents

 

The founder of Zoroastrianism, Zarathustra, taught that all the dead, no matter how their bodies were destroyed, would one day be physically, bodily resurrected, with their memories and personal identities intact.[1]

 

This idea of resurrection later found its way into Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Zarathustra held that even the most evil people would eventually be reconciled to the rest of humanity, a form of universalism or universal reconciliation also maintained by the Christian theologian, Origen.[2]

 

The Epicurean philosopher Lucretius speculated that the atoms of a person who had died and disintegrated could, over infinite time and random recombination, eventually return to the same form, thus in some sense resurrecting the person.[3]

 

The philosopher Nietzsche reasoned similarly, arguing that over infinite time, there must be an "Eternal Recurrence" in which every person and life must be recapitulated exactly.[4]


Contemporary Thought

 

Nikolai Fedorovich Fedorov (also spelled Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov)[5] was the first person to propose universal immortalism.

 

He believed that human beings had a special, cosmic responsibility to make blind nature accord with human reason and love. He proposed that the "Common Task" of bringing ancestors back to life would unite common people and scientists throughout the world.

 

The scientific methods he proposed investigating were calculating particle positions backwards in time, with the assistance of artificial intelligence.

  

Dandridge M. Cole[6] saw universal immortalist resurrection as a natural complement to cryonics. "The men of the distant future may not be content with the revival of the frozen dead, for there were still be those loved ones lost irrevocably in body destroying accidents." Cole suggested, as possible future methods of resurrection, human cloning, artificial ("deduced") memories, and reverse-determinism, avoiding the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

  

Other suggested methods for universal immortalism include time travel, exploiting other time or space dimensions, and copying from near identical parallel universes.

 

Max Tegmark has noted that infinite numbers of exact duplicates of every person are a necessary consequence of ordinary cosmological assumptions.[7]

 

The most prominent recent proponent of universal immortalism is Frank J. Tipler.[8] Building on the Omega Point Theory of Teilhard de Chardin, he suggested that resources in a contracting universe might provide a future intelligent "Omega Point" with enough resources to compute simulations [emulations] of all past human beings and restore them to life in a simulated [emulated] Paradise.

 

David Deutsch[9] criticized some of the Christian assumptions of Tipler's theory, but found the overall idea sound. Tipler later revised his theory to account for accelerating cosmic expansion rather than contraction[10].

 

R. Michael Perry[11] brought together philosophical arguments for the nonlocality of personal identity and showed how short-term methods of life extension such as cryonics could be compatible with long-term methods such as universal immortalist resurrection.

   

Giulio Prisco[12] wrote about the importance of the high level concept of universal immortalism regardless of the means that might be used to implement it someday. He also related universal immortalism to general trends in the importance of science in contemporary society, especially transhumanism.

Fictional Portrayals

 

Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, in the very warm and moving science fiction novel, The Light of Other Days, portray a future universal immortalist resurrection using tunneled wormholes in spacetime to capture and transfer information content.[13]


Sources

[1] Greenlees, D. The Gospel of Zarathustra. Wheaton, Ill: Theosophical Publishing House, 1979.

[2] Trigg, Joseph W. Origen: The Bible and Philosophy in the 3rd Century Church. Atlanta, J. Knox, 1983.

[3] Lucretius. On The Nature of the Universe (De Rerum Natura). Trans. R. E. Latham. 1951. New York: Penguin, 1979.

[4] Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Trans. R. J. Hollingdale. New York: Penguin Books, 1969.

[5] Nikolai Fedorovich Fedorov. What Was Man Created For? The Philosophy of the Common Task. Selected Works translated from the Russian and abdridged by Elisabeth Koutaissoff and Marilyn Minto. N.p.: Honeyglen Publishing/L'Age d'Homme, 1990. Selected NFF quotations – Click HERE.

[6] Dandridge M. Cole. Beyond Tomorrow: The Next 50 Years in Space. Amherst Press, Wisconsin, 1965. Chapter 12: "The Mechanism of Resurrection" (pp. 131-135).

[7] Max Tegmark. "Parallel Universes." In Science and Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology, and Complexity. John D. Barrow, Paul C. W. Davies, and Charles L. Harper, eds. Cambridge University Press. 2004.

[8] Frank J. Tipler, The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God, and the Resurrection of the Dead. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

[9] David Deutsch. The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes - and Its Implications. New York: Penguin, 1997.

[10] http://www.math.tulane.edu/~tipler/.

[11] R. Michael Perry, Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics, and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality. Universal Publishers, 2000.

[12] Giulio Prisco, "Engineering Transcendence." http://futuretag.net/index.php/Engineering_Transcendence, http://transumanar.com/index.php/site/more/engineering_transcendence/

[13] Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, The Light of Other Days. Voyager, 2000.

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The following is a review of the movie by T. Mason:

 

I want this movie to fail.

 
Why do you ask? Because every time we see a movie like this come out, we soon see a demand for the breed by kids and emotional adults.

 
Unfortunately soon after that, we also see a large increase on abandoned and abused dogs of that breed as people loose interest or people find that the breed is not what the movies portrayed.

 
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Immortality

(Lyrics by the Bee Gees)

 

Celine Dion sings “Immortality” with the Bee Gees

 

So this is who I am
And this is all I know
And I must choose to live
For all that I can give
The spark that makes the power grow

(But I will stand for one dream if I can)

[And I will stand for my dream if I can]
Symbol of my faith in who I am
But you are my only

And I must follow on the road that lies ahead
I won't let my heart control my head
But you are my only

(And we don't say goodbye)

[We don't say goodbye]
We don't say goodbye
And I know what I've got to be...

Immortality
I make my journey through eternity
I keep the memory of you and me
Inside

Fulfill your destiny
It's there within the child
My storm will never end
My fate is on the wind
The King of Hearts
The Joker's wild

We don't say goodbye
We don't say goodbye
I'll make them all remember me

(Cause I have found the dream that must come true)

[Cause I have found a dream that must come true]

Every ounce of me must see it through
But you are my only

(I'm sorry I don't have the role for love to play)

[I'm sorry I don't have a role for love to play]

Hand over my heart I'll find my way
I will make them give to me...

Immortality
There is a vision and a fire in me
I keep the memory of you and me
Inside

(And we don't say goodbye)

[We don't say goodbye]
We don't say goodbye

(In all my love for you)

[With all my love for you]

And what else we may do

We don't say goodbye...

 

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