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 місяців tagasi

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    1. G
      8 päeva tagasi

      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.

    2. bruh
      Місяць tagasi


    3. spicy water
      spicy water
      Місяць tagasi

      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

    4. Cam
      2 місяці tagasi

      Please do an episode on Nanotechnology

    5. lightspeed bubble
      lightspeed bubble
      3 місяці tagasi

      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. Konstantin Solovianchik
    Konstantin Solovianchik
    Tund tagasi

    I don't need uploading my mind to be sure, that death is not the end. I already KNOW: it's not the end.

  3. Adolf Borje II
    Adolf Borje II
    2 tundi tagasi

    Hello Kurzgesagt! Can you please re-upload the video, but this time without any cybercrap and CDPR the liar.

  4. gxide 2
    gxide 2
    10 tundi tagasi

    Dora the explorer:exploring mind control special episode

  5. That Indie Reviewer
    That Indie Reviewer
    12 tundi tagasi

    Suppose we could clone the neocortex into a basic structure, slice that brain into slices, can it with an electron microscope and combine it with a program that has a core brain simulation component. If we can determine the peak performance of a brain and its neurological/biochemical processes with hormones, synapses, etc, we could paste our cloned brains over that core function. Our memories and thought process combined with the peak performance of a baseline brian performance.

  6. Henry Tippmann
    Henry Tippmann
    15 tundi tagasi

    I just wanted to know if you could ever play Minecraft irl

  7. Igor Kurilin
    Igor Kurilin
    17 tundi tagasi

    Always was wondering what do I get from the fact that there will be a copy of me in a cloud or anywhere else. That copy will be a completely separate individual, identical to me but different. We won’t be connected in anyway. If that copy will be living in clouds for 1000 years but my flesh is going to perish in 10 - what is the point of all this exercise for me, the original one ?

  8. Sir Kalilak
    Sir Kalilak
    18 tundi tagasi

    Imagine the vulnerability of a digital mind, that your thoughts might be tempered with, are not your own, are fake. There is no way of telling that there is anything wrong, because your thoughts are like they are by design. Controlled critical thinking is a scary thought

  9. Surekha Sheshadri
    Surekha Sheshadri
    20 tundi tagasi

    if it is true does it not moreover prove the fact were living in a simulation?

  10. MrMonsterHunter 808
    MrMonsterHunter 808
    22 tundi tagasi

    What terrifies me is the chance that your upload won’t be the “original.” Meaning the old, fleshy you is stuck in an inevitably failing body while a copy of your mind lives on and grows.

  11. R Mac
    R Mac
    22 tundi tagasi

    good video, but turned out cyberpunk was a big let down

  12. TarriPup
    Päev tagasi

    Why does Chimp eat Brain in the intro xD

  13. Christian Michalik
    Christian Michalik
    Päev tagasi

    GEZ beste alles ohne scheiß Werbung

  14. Vincent Andrew
    Vincent Andrew
    Päev tagasi

    Kurzgesagt: Mind uploading is extremely difficult with current technologies. Quantum computers and Dyson spheres: Hold my quantum Dyson beer.

  15. nyah nyeh
    nyah nyeh
    Päev tagasi

    ...blow out my stack please

  16. ThiccDuck 95
    ThiccDuck 95
    Päev tagasi

    Shouldnt it be obvious that the "you" part in the brain is the whole brain? If u would slice of a part of ur brain the "you" before will be different or completly destroyed.

    1. ThiccDuck 95
      ThiccDuck 95
      Päev tagasi

      Or even the whole body is the you because hormans and stuff that influence ur mood and emotions

  17. Kun Zsolt
    Kun Zsolt
    2 päeva tagasi

    Maybe one time it will be possible, but it never will be the same as the person Whatever an organic life form consume it will change it mod

  18. dude
    2 päeva tagasi

    Remember Dora the explorer? This is her now. Felt old yet?

  19. Agustin Platz
    Agustin Platz
    2 päeva tagasi

    Keanu Beerds!

  20. Cool_NFSHX
    2 päeva tagasi

    "they are some of the cool themes from cyberpunk 2077" me: oh it means we wont be in one piece anymore?

  21. UnderDGun
    2 päeva tagasi

    Min 1:12 Kuezgesagt its an another Illuminati tool

  22. Dominick
    2 päeva tagasi

    Watch Americans figure out a way to monetize this. I genuinely wouldn't put it past us.

  23. Studio Terrible
    Studio Terrible
    2 päeva tagasi

    Reality weirder than fiction - just hearing how many neurones, connections, ect...and that if just a couple or so of those fuck - well - I'm 100% fucked. I don't wonder how I work, I wonder how come I'm not broken...

  24. Erobus Black
    Erobus Black
    2 päeva tagasi

    Or is it something simple nobody thought about, and overlooked 🤔

  25. Ingavar Hellsain
    Ingavar Hellsain
    2 päeva tagasi

    Dont tell the Maxwellists about this video

  26. معاوية الوريكات
    معاوية الوريكات
    2 päeva tagasi

    Humans be like......🤑😈☠️😷🤕 While God🕋 order Earth to RAGE 🌎🌪️🌋🏜️🏔️🌧️⚡

  27. foxpup
    2 päeva tagasi

    unnmmmmmnmnn idk

  28. Aarshia Bhagat
    Aarshia Bhagat
    2 päeva tagasi

    ross gave us this information years ago so bye.

  29. Fid4
    3 päeva tagasi

    I've just gotten an idea outta no where Since analysing a brain takes so long, why don't we analyse a brain that is small for example a baby's brain. When a baby is born we take it and like analyse it since it's pretty small. Also by the time the analysation is finished the baby would be like 7-12 years old so when they go to the internet or the mind space thingy, we have a tutorial on life for them like a game but since they don't know language we would probably just like show them a simulation of life after they were born and have them start knowing how to crawl and walk and finally learn language and then tell em what happened and yeah. Hopefully someone actually gets what I'm saying even tho there will probably be a lot of errors if this happens.

  30. IC
    3 päeva tagasi

    Wake the fuck up, sam... stop, what are you, a smartphone?!!

  31. Minh Nguyen Duc
    Minh Nguyen Duc
    3 päeva tagasi

    In Soma, copy your mind to a computer doesn't help you to live forever, it's like duplicate yourself

  32. Juvairiah Ahmed
    Juvairiah Ahmed
    3 päeva tagasi

    it can not be real

  33. ALGFAK417
    3 päeva tagasi

    I don't like the world in cyberpunk 2077 looks cool but it's terrible to live in there's probably lots of crime like just in game but great game too

  34. 木村
    3 päeva tagasi


  35. Kitti Ball
    Kitti Ball
    3 päeva tagasi

    101 pwecent qgreed

  36. HAKON
    3 päeva tagasi

    En réalité, dans un contexte de "téléchargement" de l'esprit sur un support technologique-informatique, cela n'en résulterait pas moins d'une simple copie de son propre esprit, et non pas d'une possible continuité de celui-ci. Nous serions en définitive et en tout cas, réellement et irrémédiablement mort. La seule et unique réelle solution proposable à l'obtention d'une éventuel "immortalité" qu'elle soit du corps ou de l'esprit, serait de plancher sur une refonte (modification) complète et en profondeur, de notre être. Une remise en question de notre être génétique, voir plus loin, de notre biologie entière. Transité d'une biochimie carboné, à une autre structure ?

  37. Monochrome
    3 päeva tagasi

    Wait you guys are still stuck in update 2.21..?

  38. Chris Noble
    Chris Noble
    3 päeva tagasi

    Like WestWorld

  39. Fernando Costa de Campos
    Fernando Costa de Campos
    3 päeva tagasi

    Please see the ORCH OR Theory by Nobel 2020 winner Sir Roger Penrose. It destroys the first premise. The mind, or the "I" is probably not inside the brain. Scanning and slicing brains trying to find consciousness is like the curios kid that breaks a radio apart to find the little people singing inside it.

  40. PositiveNegative297
    3 päeva tagasi

    Everyone: We have something called 'The Metric System!' Americans: 5:25

  41. Haylie R. Wilson
    Haylie R. Wilson
    3 päeva tagasi

    Love these animations. Done so well

  42. Julio Herculano Santiago Barros
    Julio Herculano Santiago Barros
    3 päeva tagasi

    Well, correct me if i am wrong, but as i remember, DNA and RNA are unics and they evolve with you, and can save thinks life flavors, etc, so why don't we discover a form to get dna from the brain save them, or read them and transfeer to a script, the in the future we could decodr and them try uploading our 'mind' we just arent uploading our mind, but ourselfs

  43. kahu weber
    kahu weber
    3 päeva tagasi

    maybe you should have checked this failure of a game beforehand. downvoted.

  44. Sw0osH
    3 päeva tagasi


  45. Spideysenses67
    3 päeva tagasi

    The very possibility that you can create a digital copy of your mind while still being alive completely defeats the purpose. If you do not experience life from the perspective of the digital copy then it is a stranger to you and the only mind you've got is the one you currently have. When your biological brain stops functioning your mind, consciousness and first-person perspective will vanish along with it. Once this has happened, what reason is there to think that you will acquire a new first-person perspective as a digital copy if you did not have the perspective of the copy while you were alive?

  46. Root Sharp
    Root Sharp
    3 päeva tagasi

    hahaha cd project red is so desperate about cyberbug 2077 they call Kurzgesagt for help. Even this awesome channel can't save your bug full game cd. edit: hahaha even kurzgesagt didn't play the game. The only sad things is awesome Keanu Reeves is a part of this crap :(

  47. Hannah Culshaw
    Hannah Culshaw
    4 päeva tagasi

    Why does sleep feel so fast

  48. 家寶日記
    4 päeva tagasi


  49. David Carmona Hinojosa
    David Carmona Hinojosa
    4 päeva tagasi

    This is the best Cyberpunk2077 ad I've ever seen.

  50. Daniel Bois
    Daniel Bois
    4 päeva tagasi

    That built-in ad did not age well

  51. Who am I?
    Who am I?
    4 päeva tagasi

    what is mind

  52. LuiBei1994
    4 päeva tagasi

    But would that be us existing or would we die whole a whole other being that is us exist. Cus we ourselves would still experience death and not continue living. While the memories and beliefs as us would exist. So we would only continue living by definition. Not by experience right?

  53. CubaLibre -
    CubaLibre -
    4 päeva tagasi

    But doesnt that mean that it would only be a clone of yours? Not YOU itself. While you may have uploaded urself somewhere, YOU will still continue to be organic and eventually die, while your digital "clone" is the one who is going to live forever.

  54. Sky Master0yt
    Sky Master0yt
    4 päeva tagasi

    Why do I see 999 things that can go wrong...

  55. muhali3
    4 päeva tagasi

    Watch this video before playing the game "Soma"

  56. Griffin Owings
    Griffin Owings
    4 päeva tagasi

    Suggestion: Use DNA storage to do the data storage, then have a machine that scans this to get the information needed to do the simulation. Also, before you can start up the simulation, you need to kill the original because of the No Cloning Theorem.

    1. Griffin Owings
      Griffin Owings
      4 päeva tagasi

      I just realized that I just suggested a INCREDIBLY inefficient way of doing the storage stuff considering the fact of how long it took 5 electron microscopes to scan a tiny amount of brain.

  57. JugheadJones
    4 päeva tagasi

    Really really happy you started with the assumptions disclaimer, since I'm not a physicalist.

  58. I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
    I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
    4 päeva tagasi

    What is SOMA? A lot of people talk about SOMA in the comment section...

  59. I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
    I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
    4 päeva tagasi

    Nice. I hope we will have such technology in the future.

  60. Артём Назаров
    Артём Назаров
    4 päeva tagasi

    Can not help mentioning the game Soma. Erase the block of memory containing this video, and play it.

  61. Tex Arcane
    Tex Arcane
    5 päeva tagasi

    I highly recommend reading HP Lovecraft's 1930 novella "The Whisperer in Darkness".

  62. Vanagandir
    5 päeva tagasi

    Even if you could upload your consciousness it would be still just a copy and you would die as original. It's like cloning yourself.

    1. I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
      I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
      4 päeva tagasi

      @Vanagandir would you give me more details about the deduction?

    2. Vanagandir
      4 päeva tagasi

      @I follow the Antichrist and the globalists I just made a deduction using common sense

    3. I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
      I follow the Antichrist and the globalists
      4 päeva tagasi

      @Vanagandir how do you know?

    4. Oog Oog
      Oog Oog
      5 päeva tagasi

      @Vanagandir I mean the basic continuity preservation rules state otherwise.

    5. Vanagandir
      5 päeva tagasi

      @Oog Oog it wont work - every human being will die

  63. ポンポロ
    5 päeva tagasi

    If I remember well (idk which part of the brain or the type of epilepsy the woman had nor the exact procedure the neurosurgeon used, sorry I saw that article years ago), we can transform people into "mindless zombies" : A neurosurgeon once had to operate a woman who suffered from a certain kind of epilepsy, the neurosurgeon tested a few things to see what could probably cure her or simply just reduce her handicap by "electrocuting" a certain part of her brain (which is one of the smallest). The face of the woman became completely "numb", but she could still do basic things like raising her arm. Leading us to what I wanted to add : we can "control" the personality, but I think we all know that shockwaves can fry your brain, but this experiment was "reversible" and controlled by a professional. Thank for reading and the video was perfect as always.

  64. Dark Side &
    Dark Side &
    5 päeva tagasi

    just hope you don't get courted

  65. Curly Whrly
    Curly Whrly
    5 päeva tagasi

    Humans can understand almost everything But it can’t understand itself That’s probably a law of physics

  66. Nilsu Ce
    Nilsu Ce
    5 päeva tagasi

    Everyone: Cyberpunk 2077! GLados:*Crying*

  67. tkdgns
    5 päeva tagasi


  68. Maxim Terekhov
    Maxim Terekhov
    5 päeva tagasi

    It's SOMA question Not Cyberpunk 2077 question

  69. Tvoja mama
    Tvoja mama
    5 päeva tagasi

    What if i learn too much and there isnt enough memory to learn more

  70. Schattenfisch™
    5 päeva tagasi

    One of the crazierst videos i've seen in the last decade, thanks a lot for the effort

  71. SoFreebiez
    6 päeva tagasi

    This is very well-thought, but in the end, it could be easily summarized to one thing; concioussness is not independent from matter, and concioussness reflects the material reality of our being and the enviorment around us. There is a dialectical mechanism in life, and with life - there has to be death, without death, there can not be life. When the contradiction is reconciled, that being - when the contradiction between life and death is reconciled, nothing is left. 'You' as concioussness and matter cease to exist.

  72. Mr.Actapus
    6 päeva tagasi

    Why upload our memories to a machine which will not even be eternal, because planets get destroyed in few billion years. Why not repent and have faith in God, so you live truly eternally in a much better place

  73. Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson
    6 päeva tagasi

    Waiting for comments about us becoming necrons.

  74. Chengyuan Li
    Chengyuan Li
    6 päeva tagasi

    will there be war?

  75. EEBIE
    6 päeva tagasi

    Saw the title and thought of GLaDOS

  76. Jan Mar
    Jan Mar
    6 päeva tagasi

    its like chappie? u can save or store ur consiousness in a usb?

  77. Psalm 3713
    Psalm 3713
    6 päeva tagasi

    You cannot upload the mind without the SOUL. Didn't say it was impossible. If you didn't have a Soul then no, YOU could never be uploaded. The fact that you are more than just meat and signals means there's a substance that cannot be seen but that is still just as substantial and real, the SOUL.

    1. Oog Oog
      Oog Oog
      5 päeva tagasi

      the burden of proof lies upon you, can you prove the existence of souls? if you can't than it will not be used for any debate that relies on logic.

  78. Acesprune
    6 päeva tagasi

    This didn't age well xD 13:36

  79. Acesprune
    6 päeva tagasi

    Anti Anxiety Head Band? We Need To Get That On Kickstarter RIGHT NOW! xD

  80. Diah Avitasari
    Diah Avitasari
    7 päeva tagasi

    weird ads, but okay

  81. Twitch_StarLord_
    7 päeva tagasi

    Hello Future Mind Uploaded Beings Watching the vid, strollin by the comments. Im Starry and idk if I made it past the next month cuz Im broke lol but heres a fun video idea: Do an Expectations of the Past Vs Reality in the present future of the past! Hf, tc. Luv.All Star Out!

  82. Thomas Carpenter
    Thomas Carpenter
    7 päeva tagasi

    You'll never eat a burger again 🙁

  83. تاج راسي
    تاج راسي
    7 päeva tagasi


  84. Cheri Anne S.
    Cheri Anne S.
    7 päeva tagasi

    🤔Wondering why this AI does not seem aware that indeed 'conciousness uploads" have alrready occurred,and ,on a LARGE SCALE.

  85. Frog
    7 päeva tagasi

    Am i the only one who is worried that the monkey in the intro is holding a human brain

  86. Jimmy Neutron
    Jimmy Neutron
    7 päeva tagasi

    Isn't there a problem where you die in the same moment when your copy is created, so you would be dead and there would be a PC that's acting like you?

    1. Oog Oog
      Oog Oog
      5 päeva tagasi

      yeah I don't think uploading is a good idea, however gradual change with the mind being replaced by machines however would keep continuity of consciousness.

  87. Crypto NWO
    Crypto NWO
    8 päeva tagasi

    Imagine being a robot human and seeing ‘locked. Please connect to iTunes’

    1. Autistic Angel
      Autistic Angel
      7 päeva tagasi


  88. Akshay Singal
    Akshay Singal
    8 päeva tagasi

    The you part is not situated in your brain your conciousness is your entire brain according to me being concious is actually the chemical reactions happening in our mind conciousness is like a feeling like being angry or sad or happy and able to think

    1. Oog Oog
      Oog Oog
      5 päeva tagasi

      well there is no evidence that there is a "soul/part of your mind not in the brain" so we cant actually use that for a logical argument sorry.

  89. American.Anarc
    8 päeva tagasi

    And they say we came from pond scum

    1. Oog Oog
      Oog Oog
      5 päeva tagasi

      uh no they don't. they say that we came from single celled organisms working together, forming multicellular organisms, and adapting to fit the easiest way to survive in their environment.

  90. iFriccicle
    8 päeva tagasi

    why did the subtitles start in chinese...... monkaW

  91. Adarsh [Education]
    Adarsh [Education]
    9 päeva tagasi

    And that's how u do a paid promotion, other EEfastr please take some inspiration from this video

  92. Kamil Cieśla
    Kamil Cieśla
    9 päeva tagasi

    Well maybe there’s an easier way.. How about if we collect all the data from human ovum? After all, it has all the necessary information needed to create a brain one day. I’m not a biologist, but I guess it all comes down to a DNA code. Simulating the progress that DNA does might be simpler than mind scanning. And we could even speed up the process (as we’ve digitalised it) to see if it’s actually a human body with a brain. I guess we just need to apply physics laws. And once we’ve done that (a couple times at least) we would be able to generate more “already uploaded humans”. I see one problem with such approach tho. The mind needs experience, so we would have to somehow connect it to reality at the very early stage of its life. What do you think?

  93. minge
    9 päeva tagasi


  94. Juvaix
    9 päeva tagasi

    Why do most of these Videos leave me depressed? xD

  95. j
    9 päeva tagasi

    so... serial experiments lain ?

  96. Ker Loz
    Ker Loz
    9 päeva tagasi

    The quiet bangladesh causally embarrass because diving thermodynamically drain past a jobless hose. male, wonderful squirrel

  97. Jesse 11
    Jesse 11
    9 päeva tagasi

    The thing is even if you copy your whole consciousness, it won’t be you, it’ll be a different version of you and you won’t be able to experience it!, i think it is an act of nature that we will never truly understand, i guess you only live once

  98. Peak Mayfield
    Peak Mayfield
    9 päeva tagasi

    How are so damn intelligent you're insane.

    1. Oog Oog
      Oog Oog
      5 päeva tagasi

      its a team of dozens of people.

  99. Lil Nippy Bird
    Lil Nippy Bird
    9 päeva tagasi

    *simulation system breaks down *Hey Ya starts playing haha nice love this song *song ends ... *Hey Ya starts playing wait no

  100. shivamaima619
    9 päeva tagasi

    Even if a copy of the mind is created, would your copy still remember your physical form of existence? Will it remember that once it existed physically before now being functioning digitally. In short words, will my digital copy, still be me?