Episode 093: Robin Hanson on the Age of Emulation

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Is the next great era one of whole brain emulations? Robin Hanson makes the case.

The inimitable Robin Hanson regales us with a startling picture of the future—one in which human emulations, or ems, are the dominant form of mind. Hmm. I suppose he’s only inimitable for now. Once brain scanning is mature, he’ll be v imitable. And yeah, I say “v” now. What of it? On with the show!

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