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How close are we to uploading our minds? - Michael S. A. Graziano


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Imagine a future where nobody dies— instead, our minds are uploaded to a digital world. There they could live on in a realistic, simulated environment with avatar bodies, calling in and contributing to the biological world. Mind-uploading has powerful appeal— but what would it actually take to scan a person’s brain and upload their mind? Michael S. A. Graziano explores the challenges.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Michael S. A. Graziano
  • Director Fausto Montanari
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Lobster Studio
  • Art Director Fausto Montanari
  • Illustrator Fausto Montanari
  • Animator Nikolay Ivanov, Teodor Hristov, Petko Modev
  • Sound Designer Fabrizio Martini
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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