Brain-Sharing, Illustrated

I found this awesome little video exploring the idea of plugging in someone else’s brain for a while to see how they see the world.

I sort of feel like this is what I’m doing when I hang out with certain people, or when I read certain authors or watch certain films. It’s always exhilarating to step inside someone else’s exquisitely constructed universe. Communication excites me.

This is from TV Ontario’s YouTube channel — that would be in Canada, folks, and the purveyor of my childhood television. My mom used to direct shows for them. Glad to see they’re still doing the occasional interesting thing.

One thought on “Brain-Sharing, Illustrated”

  1. Alright, Sounds like a great idea.

    Then someone decides they want to store a copy of themselves on a server, for a long time. Their body dies out, and they remain alive through robotic of simulated means. One of these people has a computer crash. Their world freezes.

    I’d say being an intelligence stuck forever without contact with other intelligences is the closest thing one of us could get to hell.

    So if you want to share memories, extract memories and project them for us to share. Do not hardwire the brain like you have iconically suggested; that would bring about change that we a species are unprepared for.

    drcosmos@twitter

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