Oct. 15, 2021

πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Š Sci Fight β€” Should we upload our brains to the cloud? | Science Comedy Debates

πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Š Sci Fight β€” Should we upload our brains to the cloud? | Science Comedy Debates

Hello! I'm back, huge thanks to Eav Brennan for guest publishing for the last 4 weeks! Check her out on Instagram if you don't already where she does super important science communication using super approachable comics!

This week I'm sharing the awesome Sci Fight with you to ease myself back into the publisher's chair. Because with COP26 just scant days away, things will get heavy quick enough by themselves. So first let's have a laugh!

Sci Fight (www.scifight.com.au/) is a quarterly Science Comedy Debate where scientists and comedians come together to debate serious issues in a ridiculous manner.

This round's topic: Should we bite the bullet and go fully 'online, all the time?'

As the gap between the capabilities of a human brain and a computer shrink, we have to wonder: why not join forces? For those forgetful enough to leave home without pants, perhaps uploading our thoughts, memories and pant-related obligations to the cloud would save us time, money, and an arrest warrant for indecent exposure.

Maybe it's not that big of a leap to hand our minds over to our digital caretakers. After all, computers remember things better than us. They're not overwhelmed by emotions, subject to bias, or distracted by Twitter. Computers also outlive us, meaning our friends and loved ones can access the "digital us" long after the "biological us" has left this realm. Within this electronic cave, our minds can live forever. (So long as we've been charged!)

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