Thanks to Blogmas I know that Eric Drexler has blog.
What caught my attention was 3D imaging of biological nanostructures. Electron tomography was used to reconstruct 3d structure of biological, well, nanostructures.
Slashdot,, Engadget and others report research group in Kyoto succeed in reading 10×10 pixel images form visual cortex.
Being a neural net visual cortex encoding/hashing could be personal for each brain, but researchers seems were able to use the same response dataset to reconstruct images for two different people.
That was in response to excellent Tim post.
I completely agree that “self” becoming progressively more fuzzy concept. For example “Self” concept usually include one’s memories. But what if some of my memories are stored outside of me, and my brain storing only search keys to them ? Yes, I mean google. Google already works as “Augmented Memory”. Ironically I’m developing mobile augmented reality apps, using google as augmented reality memory in weirdly recursive loop…