Quantum Physics / The Mind

16
May

Could You Upload Your Brain?

What would it take to make a copy of your brain?

With the days of blurry mimeographs behind us and the technology to make copies spreading into 3D- and cyberspace, the possibilities might seem almost limitless. But are they?

Physics itself—not technology, not human ingenuity—forbids perfect cloning, which might throw a kink in your plan to upload your brain.

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Greg Kestin

    Greg Kestin holds a faculty position at Harvard University, where he conducts theoretical physics research, teaches, and produces educational online content. He earned his physics Ph.D. from Harvard, as a member of The Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, focusing on theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Over his career, he has also conducted research in nuclear physics, fusion energy, and gravitational wave physics. For over a decade he has been involved with innovative educational outreach endeavors, bringing science to both students and members of the public through his writings, videos, lectures, and multimedia.

    Samia Bouzid

    Samia Bouzid is a multimedia storyteller with a passion for science, especially physics. She is a production assistant for NOVA’s YouTube series “What the Physics?!”