Lifetimes Infinity

Mind Uploading and Indefinite Life

Death should be an option, not an inevitability.

People should be afforded more opportunities in life. Lifetimes Infinity wants to help extend those opportunities, both in quality and through time. People should have the opportunity to keep their mind alive indefinitely by transferring from a biological brain to a digital computer brain. In this process, we will be able to adopt robotic avatar bodies (human-like or otherwise) with enhanced senses and abilities for interacting with the world and for learning, affording us more opportunities in time we spend living.

Lifetimes Infinity is developing technologies that incrementally build toward mind uploading. We are a group of immensely passionate people dedicated to making mind uploading possible and sharing that technology with the world. Our ultimate goals reach beyond mind uploading into all aspects of indefinite life, but for now all our effort is focused onto mind uploading.

Mind Uploading

Mind uploading is the process by which an entity’s personal identity is transferred from one operating platform to another (e.g. from biological operating platform substrate to digital operating platform substrate). This definition is substrate-agnostic and does not require the substrates to be different (meaning a biological to biological transfer would be considered mind uploading). Anything that doesn’t transfer between operating platforms and anything that doesn’t transfer personal identity is not mind uploading. So simply making a copy doesn’t transfer the mind.

~The Indefinite Life Handbook

Indefinite Life

Indefinite life is the non-zero chance of surviving for any given indefinite period of time. For example, both biological immortality and digital immortality imply that death is still possible, just that it won’t be caused by aging in itself. They refer to a state where indefinite life is sustainable (non-zero chance of survival). In the circumstances where indefinite life is used as a goal, it is being referring to as the maximization of survivability.
Indefinite life seems to be the second most common use of the word “immortality”, meaning that you live indefinitely but can still be killed. Indefinite life could simply be taken to mean that you can repair damage to your body faster than the damage builds up, whether you are in human form or some other substrate.

~The Indefinite Life Handbook