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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  • G


    19 dagar sedan

    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 månader sedan


  • spicy water

    spicy water

    2 månader sedan

    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 månader sedan

    Please do an episode on Nanotechnology

  • lightspeed bubble

    lightspeed bubble

    3 månader sedan

    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.

  • Aidan van Neijhof
    Aidan van Neijhof10 minuter sedan

    Alt Cunningham be like: 👁👄👁

  • sniff
    sniff42 minuter sedan

    short answer: fuck no

  • DUOS Friends
    DUOS Friends2 timmar sedan

    Rick Sanchez can do this

  • Andy A
    Andy A2 timmar sedan

    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."

  • xsailor85
    xsailor854 timmar sedan

    I’d rather take my chances with The Almighty.

  • Shin Liu
    Shin Liu5 timmar sedan

    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.

  • The Bluedog
    The Bluedog6 timmar sedan

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

  • BlockWorks
    BlockWorks7 timmar sedan

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

  • Mr. Krabs
    Mr. Krabs8 timmar sedan

    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.

  • MegaS
    MegaS10 timmar sedan

    Altered Carbon is a possibility.

  • Kfir Gez
    Kfir Gez11 timmar sedan

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

  • Akash N
    Akash N12 timmar sedan

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

  • reizakagouken
    reizakagouken14 timmar sedan

    *Clovis bray has entered the chat*

  • Big daddy Gaming
    Big daddy Gaming17 timmar sedan

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

  • Your Average Everyday Blood Angel
    Your Average Everyday Blood Angel17 timmar sedan

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

  • Glozwell
    Glozwell17 timmar sedan

    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.

  • Spiritual Down Under
    Spiritual Down Under18 timmar sedan

    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....

  • Razzberries
    Razzberries21 timme sedan

    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

  • Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku
    Monkey d. Karaya Son GokuDag sedan

    Don't we have two brains?

  • Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku

    Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku

    21 timme sedan

    @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

    22 timmar sedan

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

  • miles jordan
    miles jordanDag sedan

    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

  • Li Koji
    Li KojiDag sedan

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  • Loya Aheibam
    Loya AheibamDag sedan

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

  • Jacq Qulen
    Jacq QulenDag sedan

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

  • George Revell
    George RevellDag sedan

    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.

  • Dennis Smith
    Dennis SmithDag sedan

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

  • varun kaushik
    varun kaushikDag sedan

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

  • nothing
    nothingDag sedan

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

  • The Kodex

    The Kodex

    22 timmar sedan

    Yeah, I really loved the concept

  • Piotr Hazymut
    Piotr HazymutDag sedan

    I wanna be digital💪🤯

  • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
    Hm GrraarrpffrzzDag sedan

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

  • 2K22 Tunguska
    2K22 Tunguska2 dagar sedan

    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?

  • Stanislav Vodička
    Stanislav Vodička2 dagar sedan

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

  • Pole Tooke
    Pole Tooke2 dagar sedan

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

  • Pole Tooke
    Pole Tooke2 dagar sedan

    Please add English captions

  • buddy5335
    buddy53352 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Mark Contreras
    Mark Contreras2 dagar sedan

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

  • LilacJuvia
    LilacJuvia2 dagar sedan

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

  • Adan Riaby
    Adan Riaby2 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Douglas Harvey
    Douglas Harvey2 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.
    Samuel Curtis Adams Jr.2 dagar sedan

    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

    Dag sedan

    @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.

    Dag sedan

    @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

    Dag sedan

    @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.

    Dag sedan

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

  • Hm Grraarrpffrzz

    Hm Grraarrpffrzz

    Dag sedan

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

  • andrzej jasinski
    andrzej jasinski2 dagar sedan

    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

  • Crushed Ice
    Crushed Ice2 dagar sedan

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

  • EnderDude
    EnderDude2 dagar sedan

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

  • Ikxi - Forever a Tatsunoko
    Ikxi - Forever a Tatsunoko2 dagar sedan

    The voice is different?

  • Syed Mohammad Anas
    Syed Mohammad Anas2 dagar sedan

    I wasn't ready for THIS informative and innovative advertisement

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  • Steve Bingham
    Steve Bingham2 dagar sedan

    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.

  • lKyl
    lKyl2 dagar sedan

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

  • Paulo Melo
    Paulo Melo2 dagar sedan

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

  • Prasanna Venketesh Govindarajan
    Prasanna Venketesh Govindarajan2 dagar sedan

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

  • Brixegael
    Brixegael3 dagar sedan

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

  • Lucas Mills
    Lucas Mills3 dagar sedan

    Good God, your animation and art style is beautiful.

  • Holly Kelley
    Holly Kelley3 dagar sedan

    YOUR INSANE !!!!

  • Noob Artist600
    Noob Artist6003 dagar sedan

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

  • XK Noel
    XK Noel3 dagar sedan

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

  • Iffin
    Iffin3 dagar sedan

    Kurzgesagt where are the birds?

  • Teemunator
    Teemunator3 dagar sedan

    Yes plese. Upload. Not copy.

  • Professor Fukyu
    Professor Fukyu3 dagar sedan

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

  • Negative Zero
    Negative Zero3 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Clint Bolinger
    Clint Bolinger3 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Scardy_Cat
    Scardy_Cat3 dagar sedan

    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

  • Raymondg Gwei
    Raymondg Gwei3 dagar sedan

    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

  • How About No
    How About No4 dagar sedan

    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"

  • Nit123 Reg456
    Nit123 Reg4564 dagar sedan

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

  • D Flatt
    D Flatt4 dagar sedan

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

  • Soap
    Soap4 dagar sedan

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

  • RaGa Boi
    RaGa Boi4 dagar sedan

    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

  • UltraPartyHouse
    UltraPartyHouse4 dagar sedan

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  • Fla Fla
    Fla Fla4 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Ese Callum
    Ese Callum4 dagar sedan


  • j2157
    j21574 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Dark
    Dark4 dagar sedan

    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

  • dinomaster606
    dinomaster6064 dagar sedan

    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.

  • Dhruv Srivastava
    Dhruv Srivastava4 dagar sedan

    this is literally the plot of Season 6 of the 100

  • Ryuskiii
    Ryuskiii4 dagar sedan


  • Siddhant Tata
    Siddhant Tata4 dagar sedan


  • zensai69
    zensai694 dagar sedan

    so the answer is a resounding no lol.

  • teddyified
    teddyified4 dagar sedan

    5:12 thats when i clicked off the video

  • Royal Mist
    Royal Mist5 dagar sedan

    The game "Soma" touches very greatly on this subject

  • The Unofficial StrikeYT
    The Unofficial StrikeYT5 dagar sedan

    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??

  • Cato G
    Cato G5 dagar sedan

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

  • Belal Mansour
    Belal Mansour5 dagar sedan

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

  • ZERO Play2day
    ZERO Play2day5 dagar sedan

    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.

    HUMAN MODIFIER5 dagar sedan

    11:59 Amogus

  • Smiley
    Smiley5 dagar sedan

    Imagine starting to lag or work in 1 frame per second

  • Elder Toni
    Elder Toni5 dagar sedan

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

  • Cynder HD
    Cynder HD5 dagar sedan


  • 얌탱구
    얌탱구5 dagar sedan

    시이버펑크 안해요. GTA 할래요

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  • Emperor of Mankind
    Emperor of Mankind5 dagar sedan

    I hold the secrets of the machine spirit.

  • DBB Playz
    DBB Playz6 dagar sedan

    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

  • Rudra Patel
    Rudra Patel6 dagar sedan

    The intro gives me Attack on Titan vibes

  • Βαγγέλης Σταματάκης
    Βαγγέλης Σταματάκης6 dagar sedan

    Whoever have seen the 100 be like 😳😳

  • Raging_ ELL
    Raging_ ELL6 dagar sedan

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

  • Sat Sal
    Sat Sal6 dagar sedan

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

  • o wo
    o wo6 dagar sedan

    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

  • I Am That I Am
    I Am That I Am6 dagar sedan

    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

  • the Bastard of America
    the Bastard of America6 dagar sedan

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

  • Amanda 'mandy'
    Amanda 'mandy'6 dagar sedan

    Honestly I think we should just NOT. we are meant to die and the thought of living forever to me would defeat the point of being human at all. I also don't really think it would be me at all just a copy of me that I would have absolutely no consciousness of