Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever?

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The desire to be free from the limits of the human experience is as old as our first stories. We exist in an endless universe, only bound by the laws of physics and yet, our consciousness is trapped in mortal machines made of meat. With the breathtaking explosion of innovation and progress, for the first time the concept of leaving our flesh piles behind and uploading our minds into a digital utopia seems possible. Even like the logical next step on our evolutionary ladder.

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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    6 hónapja

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    • G


      20 napja

      Humans may also simulate being superheroes with any superpower that we always wanted from childhood, for example. We can live inside our favorite movies, TV series, novels, etc. I am pretty excited for the future generations that will experience this, too bad we probably won't.

    • bruh


      2 hónapja


    • spicy water

      spicy water

      2 hónapja

      The only probolem you would have is that even if you could copie your conscience to another it would not be you, you would have to move the conscience in order to be yourself

    • Cam


      2 hónapja

      Please do an episode on Nanotechnology

    • lightspeed bubble

      lightspeed bubble

      3 hónapja

      Sorry Kurzgesagt but living an eternity in a digital utopia is wrong and here's why: There will always be billions, quadrillions or sextillions of planets within our hubble sphere where life is having a very bad time (possibly much worse than here) and they could use our help. Every civilization capable of helping others can contribute to raising the average quality of life in the entire universe, even if said universe is infinite, provided everyone participates in their own region of space. Living a selfish super-happy eternal life will only be an option when space has expanded enough so everyone is out of everyone else's reach. So let's ride our stellar engine as fast as possible through our galaxy and have this eternal utopia discussion in a few trillion years when we spend the rest of our existence harvesting Milkdromeda's black hole's angular momentum with mirrors.

  2. Guitar George

    Guitar George

    3 órája

    In the idea that mind uploading isn’t possible, because it would be a copy of you, not you. Humanity can still progress, the short term problem is the you that were born won’t be part of the new digital citizens.

  3. Aidan van Neijhof

    Aidan van Neijhof

    7 órája

    Alt Cunningham be like: 👁👄👁

  4. sniff


    8 órája

    short answer: fuck no

  5. DUOS Friends

    DUOS Friends

    9 órája

    Rick Sanchez can do this

  6. Andy A

    Andy A

    10 órája

    Jesus is gonna upload my whole body and live forever. 1 Corithians 15:52, " "in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."

  7. xsailor85


    11 órája

    I’d rather take my chances with The Almighty.

  8. Shin Liu

    Shin Liu

    13 órája

    Just cut the brain out and connect it with wires and stuff might be more realistic than mind upload, for technologies that can be achieved this recent hundred years. In this case, we can skip the problem of "Where we are?" when the uploaded mind and the meat body are operating in the sometimes.

  9. The Bluedog

    The Bluedog

    14 órája

    when i heard "making a copy of your mind and sending it to a simulation" I immediately got SOMA vibes

  10. BlockWorks


    15 órája

    0:55 He glitches out just like in the actual game! amazing

  11. Mr. Krabs

    Mr. Krabs

    15 órája

    I once heard about a program that allows you to travel to a different planet and transfer your mind into a genetic hybrid of the natives who are blue and humans.

  12. MegaS


    18 órája

    Altered Carbon is a possibility.

  13. Kfir Gez

    Kfir Gez

    19 órája

    Should i tell them what happened at the end..? Oof

  14. Akash N

    Akash N

    20 órája

    Still one of my ultra super best videos on HUbuild.....thanks so much...

  15. reizakagouken


    22 órája

    *Clovis bray has entered the chat*

  16. Big daddy Gaming

    Big daddy Gaming


    Mark Zuckerberg be like her all of your minds are already in my Facebook computer I know everything about you hah

  17. Your Average Everyday Blood Angel

    Your Average Everyday Blood Angel


    Embrace the omnissiah of the great machine remove your biomaterials and replace them with cybernetics, flesh decays but the machine does not

  18. Glozwell



    One thought I had is that we may not need to perfectly replicate all the brain's physical operations in order to effectively simulate the parts we want. For example, my brain needs oxygen, and as a consequence it has to devote a certain amount of work to running my respiratory system and it has to accommodate a vascular network etc. But in a digital environment we could presumably just eliminate the oxygen requirement and skip all that work. It makes sense that a lot of the brain's complexity would be driven by the fact that it has to exist in real space, constrained by the physical laws of the universe and the material it's actually made of; we might be able to simplify the design in a computer space where we set the rules.

  19. Spiritual Down Under

    Spiritual Down Under


    How come I haven't heard the pineal gland in this... It's proven in your brain and possibly the doorway out of your body and they didn't even put that in this video....

  20. Razzberries



    Cut my brain out and keep it healthy inside of a robot body. That way I don't have to worry about the "is the upload me or not" issue

  21. Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku

    Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku


    Don't we have two brains?

    • Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku

      Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku


      @The Kodex But I thought they discovered a brain in the lower part of you body. It controls your digestive system. I could've sworn there was one.

    • The Kodex

      The Kodex


      We have 2 main parts of the brain, but only one brain

  22. miles jordan

    miles jordan


    idk if this makes sense but instead of tryin to upload our minds into a computer y dnt we try to upload an artificial environment into our minds, like trick our senses into thinkin the environment is real

  23. Li Koji

    Li Koji


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  24. Loya Aheibam

    Loya Aheibam


    Me : Brain, you know about yourself. Tell me about it My Brain : Nope

  25. Jacq Qulen

    Jacq Qulen


    I dream to be the strongest virus or antivirus instead of just data.

  26. George Revell

    George Revell


    if you upload to the machine obviously its not you, since you could have a digital copy of yourself existing simultaneously. So when you die you still die and your digital copy goes on without you , but you are still dead! lol. Therefore the only way to live forever is to extend our biological lives.

  27. Dennis Smith

    Dennis Smith


    Your mind mite be in an endless cycle of pain if corrupted😳………………..I’m good! 😕🤷🏽‍♂️

  28. varun kaushik

    varun kaushik

    2 napja

    We always say that we never want to die but I have rarely heard someone say they want to be immortal.

  29. nothing


    2 napja

    Altered carbon plays with this idea alot it's a magnificent show

    • The Kodex

      The Kodex


      Yeah, I really loved the concept

  30. Piotr Hazymut

    Piotr Hazymut

    2 napja

    I wanna be digital💪🤯

  31. Hm Grraarrpffrzz

    Hm Grraarrpffrzz

    2 napja

    Tad Williams touched this subject in his sci-fi tetralogy "otherland".

  32. 2K22 Tunguska

    2K22 Tunguska

    2 napja

    do you guys think that we could upload our brain to quantum computer and live with our own imagination ? or share with our friends or family this world?

  33. Stanislav Vodička

    Stanislav Vodička

    2 napja

    Well in visible future we can toss the problem of solving this to AI.

  34. Pole Tooke

    Pole Tooke

    2 napja

    @0:40 "Cyberpunk 2077. It plays -" *cackles* You're already wrong. It doesn't play. Too broken for that. Lol

  35. Pole Tooke

    Pole Tooke

    2 napja

    Please add English captions

  36. buddy5335


    2 napja

    Uploading your mind to the Cloud will probably cost a lot of money. Only the wealthy would be able to upload a full copy. The rest of us will have to settle for an MP3 copy.

  37. Mark Contreras

    Mark Contreras

    2 napja

    When he said you may have an endless psychotic break down I felt that

  38. LilacJuvia


    2 napja

    oh man the poor kurzegasgt guy was hoping for cyberpunk to be good so badly

  39. Adan Riaby

    Adan Riaby

    2 napja

    That doesn't even make sense as microtubules wouldn't allow for it. It still makes light of how we don't understand it. Very unwise to be gambling with such things.

  40. Douglas Harvey

    Douglas Harvey

    2 napja

    Every millisecond of a human's existence has external pressure, environment, human interaction, distraction, love, and hate. Without a flesh sack to move around or worry about sustaining, I think the human mind could expand exponentially. At the same time, I think it would be the end of humanity as we knew it. If we were able to transfer consciousness from one being to another, or from a being to a machine, it would be a new species of life. At that point, there are completely new objectives for survival, life spans, how family or friends would exist, work and entertainment, time management. This subject has way too much info for a 13-minute video to cover completely, but it's a neat subject for sure. To the people of the future, if you ever dig up this comment hundreds of years from now, I'm sorry I doubted you or ahha told you so.

  41. Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.

    Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.

    2 napja

    Even if we could copy ourselves digitally it wouldn't really be us. It's a copy. Not the original. Therefore it's not immortality. It's a digital epitaph masquerading as you.

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz


      @Samuel Curtis Adams Jr. That's correct. I'm just saying: if instantly an atom-perfect copy of you were created, what would be the difference to the original?

    • Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.

      Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.


      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz but your brain structure is ever changing so if they take a scan of your brain. At that moment it might be you, but whatever you experience afterward makes it an outdated you.

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz


      @Samuel Curtis Adams Jr. Sure. But they are also part of my brain structure. So if you'd copy my brain to the atom, you'd copy the memories and experiences too.

    • Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.

      Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.


      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz your experiences are part of what make you unique. Do you not agree?

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz


      @Samuel Curtis Adams Jr. But experiences are a physical part of you. That is why people, who have a brain injury, often forget things.

  42. andrzej jasinski

    andrzej jasinski

    2 napja

    mind upload is like entering a dark room with a hole, we don't know what's on the other side, if it's 3m, 1km away or if there is anything at all

  43. Crushed Ice

    Crushed Ice

    2 napja

    well. most of the topic is tackled in "Soma" , Great game about this sort of stuff!

  44. EnderDude


    2 napja

    Very interesting, but what about the soul? Could possession be possible?

  45. Ikxi - Forever a Tatsunoko

    Ikxi - Forever a Tatsunoko

    2 napja

    The voice is different?

  46. Syed Mohammad Anas

    Syed Mohammad Anas

    2 napja

    I wasn't ready for THIS informative and innovative advertisement

  47. Zühtü Hilmi Düzgüner

    Zühtü Hilmi Düzgüner

    2 napja


  48. Steve Bingham

    Steve Bingham

    3 napja

    The problem is downloading the soul otherwise you just create a advanced computer simulation that has all your information but not your soul that can't be copied. There are some science that points to a soul is a type of Energy... they can't give a computer a soul as they may just download information from are mind but it still not who we truly are..just like if they could make a clone of you it not truely you.

  49. lKyl


    3 napja

    And to so say all these amazing things came to exist by chance...

  50. Paulo Melo

    Paulo Melo

    3 napja

    Congratulations to your animators and designers. This is a top quality work, I was blown away the entire video.

  51. Prasanna Venketesh Govindarajan

    Prasanna Venketesh Govindarajan

    3 napja

    We are already a part of the collective conscience, which is the conscientious universe

  52. Brixegael


    3 napja

    you know, for the theme that you touched in this video i wouldn't recommend playing Cyberpunk 2077 but Soma instead

  53. Lucas Mills

    Lucas Mills

    3 napja

    Good God, your animation and art style is beautiful.

  54. Holly Kelley

    Holly Kelley

    3 napja

    YOUR INSANE !!!!

  55. Noob Artist600

    Noob Artist600

    3 napja

    What even is consciousness? Are we just ghosts controlling an organic meat bag?

  56. XK Noel

    XK Noel

    3 napja

    Just make a pc with the size for a building and then you can store the simulation of the brain lol

  57. Iffin


    3 napja

    Kurzgesagt where are the birds?

  58. Teemunator


    3 napja

    Yes plese. Upload. Not copy.

  59. Professor Fukyu

    Professor Fukyu

    3 napja

    This is transhumanism and is part of why I stopped watching this channel. Good videos but kinda propagandist.

  60. Negative Zero

    Negative Zero

    3 napja

    There was an SCP like this. It was a giant structure that housed immortals all wanting to die, but couldn't figure out how to kill themselves.

  61. Clint Bolinger

    Clint Bolinger

    4 napja

    I've been thinking about this a lot, BC it would be very cool, but I already know a corporation would own the process and charge fees for use, and lock or delete stuff for higher paying people to use. Eek.

  62. Scardy_Cat


    4 napja

    If we didn't want to be human anymore we could just learn how to create new body's for are selfs not unlike I Fursona

  63. Raymondg Gwei

    Raymondg Gwei

    4 napja

    If we can scand the Brian of 2 people it will be almost the same but the question is is it going to be u. Why call it uploading it tools to me like copying If ur mind is uploaded and u die are u not still dead so this will not help

  64. How About No

    How About No

    4 napja

    I doubt that digital brains would work the way we intend. Our consciousness probably isn't transferable and we'll end up making a conscious robot but that wouldn't be "us"

  65. Nit123 Reg456

    Nit123 Reg456

    4 napja

    Dear Kurzgesagt Team could you please make a Video about how the Brain works? Please!

  66. D Flatt

    D Flatt

    4 napja

    Why would I put my mind in the hands of another? Why would I take the risk of being hacked?

  67. Soap


    4 napja

    This reminds me of the matrix which is kind of ironic since Keanu Reeves plays both Neo and Johnny Silverhand

  68. RaGa Boi

    RaGa Boi

    4 napja

    no we should not do this jeff bezos can upload his mind to a computer then transfer it to a womans body marry elon musk divorce him transfer his mind to his old body and boom hes the richest man in the world

  69. UltraPartyHouse


    4 napja

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    4 napja


  71. Fla Fla

    Fla Fla

    4 napja

    Everything is fine until google, facebook and amazon are reading your minds, hacking you and turning you into a consume machine or use you as their calculators. Forever. Also a copy is always a copy, it is not you. It is a computer program with your memory , nothing else. If your biological body is killed, you will disappear.

  72. Ese Callum

    Ese Callum

    4 napja


  73. j2157


    4 napja

    our consciousness is so amazing, but, it is literally trapped in meat. If we could upload it in robots, we could do more than what we can imagine of today.

  74. Dark


    4 napja

    the brain or the mind is a complex structure that no machine can simulate , to bad one bullet to the head ends it all simply

  75. dinomaster606


    4 napja

    This video reminded me of the game SOMA, which also explores this topic. Highly recommend it, really makes you think about life as we know it.

  76. Dhruv Srivastava

    Dhruv Srivastava

    4 napja

    this is literally the plot of Season 6 of the 100

  77. Ryuskiii


    5 napja


  78. Siddhant Tata

    Siddhant Tata

    5 napja


  79. zensai69


    5 napja

    so the answer is a resounding no lol.

  80. teddyified


    5 napja

    5:12 thats when i clicked off the video

  81. Royal Mist

    Royal Mist

    5 napja

    The game "Soma" touches very greatly on this subject

  82. The Unofficial StrikeYT

    The Unofficial StrikeYT

    5 napja

    But if you were to upload your brain at lets say day X, and say you are now in day X +10, wouldnt you be talking to a 10 day devolved you??

  83. Cato G

    Cato G

    5 napja

    It wont be you anymore, but merely a copy of you that continues beyond your expiration date. Same as teleportation.

  84. Belal Mansour

    Belal Mansour

    5 napja

    The brain just called itself the most complex structure known so um the brain is narcissistic that's something we know

  85. ZERO Play2day

    ZERO Play2day

    5 napja

    I have not watched any video for a looooong time. But man, the first thing I wanna say is how improved the quality of your videos is, wow. And the same sparkling flavour is there to maintain eyes and ears when it comes to attention.



    5 napja

    11:59 Amogus

  87. Smiley


    5 napja

    Imagine starting to lag or work in 1 frame per second

  88. Elder Toni

    Elder Toni

    5 napja

    "Just die mate, its fine..." -wilbur soot 2020

  89. Cynder HD

    Cynder HD

    5 napja


  90. 얌탱구


    5 napja

    시이버펑크 안해요. GTA 할래요

  91. Alone -_

    Alone -_

    6 napja


  92. Emperor of Mankind

    Emperor of Mankind

    6 napja

    I hold the secrets of the machine spirit.

  93. DBB Playz

    DBB Playz

    6 napja

    weird, The channel uploads every month, but on the 10th of dec there was this vid, and then 5 days later there was another vid on nuking the moon

  94. Rudra Patel

    Rudra Patel

    6 napja

    The intro gives me Attack on Titan vibes

  95. Βαγγέλης Σταματάκης

    Βαγγέλης Σταματάκης

    6 napja

    Whoever have seen the 100 be like 😳😳

  96. Raging_ ELL

    Raging_ ELL

    6 napja

    twist plot at the end - this is a commercial for cyberpunk😂

  97. Sat Sal

    Sat Sal

    6 napja

    That is why i have always thought *Inception* was totally ahead of its time 💡

  98. o wo

    o wo

    6 napja

    I actually want to do this in the future, I'll get to see all of humanity's advancements, given that i have the option to shut myself off at any time

  99. I Am That I Am

    I Am That I Am

    6 napja

    I'm sorry I have to do this so please forgive me. With all of this complexity in the human body we're still bold enough to say there is no GOD??? Edit: Also SOMA

  100. the Bastard of America

    the Bastard of America

    6 napja

    Is it You Though ? Or is it a Copy of Your Mind ?