CyBeRev means cybernetic beingness revival. The CyBeRev project is part of a multi-decade experiment to test the comparability of single person
human consciousness with a digital representation of the same person created by personality software that draws upon a database comprised
of the original person's digitized interactions, as assessed by expert psychological review. The purpose of the CyBeRev project is to preserve
sufficient digital information about a person so that, should the experiment validate the comparability of such consciousnesses, recovery of the
digitized personality will remain possible. The Terasem Movement believes that future technology will enable full recovery of functionality for
CyBeRev participants in this manner. Please see the Terasem Hypothesis below for further information.
The first step toward achieving that goal, and the purpose of this website, is for participants to store digital reflections of their mannerisms,
personality, recollections, feelings, beliefs, attitudes and values with as great a fidelity as is possible.
Participants can store digital reflections in a variety of formats, including:
- Interview Questions and Journal Entries
- Opinions, Likes and Dislikes
- Political, Moral and Religious Beliefs
- Comprehensive Personality Questions
- Photos, Videos and other media
The best place to start is with uploading media that you feel expresses one of your personality aspects or bemes.
Ideally, record a short video of you expressing an opinion about a subject you believe to be important ... this will help to capture your voice, facial expressions and perhaps some of your more common mannerisms as well.
Next, complete the Self II module of the Bainbridge personality assessment which you can find under the "Add Bemes" menu option.
This portion of the assessment has three primary goals:
- Identifying a person's values, self-image and ways they might want to improve their character
- Recording important attitudes including the standards by which a person judges other people and themselves
- Analyzing a personality in terms of 15 major psychological instruments and fully 310 measurement scales.
Also, try answering some of the beliefs, morals and other essay questions. These are intended as prompts to help you think about aspects of your life that you may want to document.
That's it ... a GREAT start to your mindfile! Come back frequently and add new experiences while they are fresh in your mind. Keep checking for updates to our tools too - CyBeRev is (and will always be) a work in progress, adapting to your needs and ever changing technology! Please See Below for further information.
This service is provided by invitation only based on individual application. Candidates must be over the age of 13.
Send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Terms & Conditions
How participant statistics are calculated
The overall score consists of 20% of the "Biography" score, 40% of the "Personality" score and 40% of the "Media" score.
The "Biography" percent score represents the number of responses in your autobiography, beliefs, morals and politics sections divided by the total number of questions in each. The autobiography responses comprise 40% of the Biography score while the remaining three comprise 20% each.
The "Personality" percent score represents the number of the Bainbridge personality assessment questions & statements completed in each category divided by the total number available in each category. The Self II category is weighted as 20% of the Personality score while the remaining categories are rated at 10% except for Beliefs I & II, Association & Year 2100 which each comprise 5% of the score.
The "Media" percent score represents the total size of the photos, videos, audio recordings, journals and document files uploaded divided by the current upload limit to yield a percentage complete.
Please be aware that CyBeRev has been significantly updated to make it fully mobile compatible and to transition it to
an external hosting environment to improve responsiveness and availability. As such, errors may be encountered during your
use of the site. Please report them to us at email@example.com for
prompt attention. Mindfiles are being archived frequently to local waterproof and fireproof storage and copies are kept at
disparate locations to help assure the long term survival of the data.
Terasem is continuing to develop new ways to store digital reflections
and will release these tools once they are fully tested. In addition, it is continually
enchancing the current tools and functionality of this site. Again, if you encounter issues with it, please let us know!
New Terasem Resident Scholar Program
The Terasem Resident Scholar is expected to do up to a year's worth of scholarly research regarding the Terasem Hypotheses, using the CyBeRev database as a resource, with the result published in a medium-to-high impact peer reviewed journal in the sciences or humanities.
Successful applicants to the Terasem Resident Scholar Program are expected to have a history of successful publications in medium-to-high impact peer reviewed journals in one or more field(s) relevant to the Terasem Hypotheses and CyBeRev. While not an absolute requirement, a typically successful Terasem Resident Scholar Program applicant would use their sabbatical year from a professorship for this opportunity.
Applications are by cover letter, CV and publication reprints to:
Terasem Movement, Inc.
Attn: Executive VP, Terasem Resident Scholar Program
82 Lanternback Island Drive
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
The Terasem Hypothesis
1. An adequately detailed and organized set of digital bemes of a person's mannerisms, personality, recollections, feelings, beliefs,
attitudes and values captures their consciousness in a state of biostasis, and when coupled with future software that elicits the consciousness
immanent in such digital reflections, will enable the person to be revived, feel alive, and enjoy a sense of conscious continuity with themselves.
2. A revived cyber-conscious person, with future technology, may be downloaded into a nanobiotechnological body, based either primarily on
nanotechnology or primarily on a body regenerated from a stem cell with its brain tissue cyberconscious-harmonized, and may thereafter continue their life with the
same sense of self as when they originally stored digital bemes of themselves for future revival.
The primary mission of the Terasem Movement, Inc. is to test the Terasem Hypotheses first by collecting digital bemes and later, as software technology advances, by attempting revitalization of such consciousness in computerized biostasis.
to read "The Terasem Mind Uploading Experiment" written by Martine Rothblatt
Further information about the future of cyberconsciousness
CyBeRev means cybernetic beingness revival. The purpose of CyBeRev is to prevent death www.longecity.org by preserving sufficient information about a person so that recovery remains possible by foreseeable technology. If CyBeRev people are recoverable in the future, then they were never really dead in the first place. Real death occurs when information about a person becomes so disorganized that no technology could restore the original state. This is called the information-theoretic criterion for death. Various definitions of death, such as cessation of heartbeat, have been abandoned as technology (such as defibrillators) demonstrated recovery was possible. The Terasem Movement http://www.terasemcentral.org/> believes that future technology will be able to recover full functionality for CyBeRev people as follows:
1. Before legal death is declared, a CyBeRev person stores digital bemes of their mannerisms, personality, recollections, feelings, beliefs, attitudes and values with as great a fidelity as is possible;
2. Future developments in software technology (such as mindware and thoughtware) will enable the stored CyBeRev information to be organized into a coherent consciousness and sense of self indistinguishable from the original CyBeRev person;
3. Future developments in virtual reality technology will enable the recovered conscious CyBeRev person to enjoy a robust life within cyberspace;
4. Future developments in mind-uploading technology will enable the recovered conscious CyBeRev person to transfer their mind into a synthetic body (including brain), such as one made out of nanotechnological materials, providing mobility and sensation that will continually improve until it is equivalent to, and eventually superior to, human mobility and sensation;
5. Future developments in regenerative medicine will enable the recovered cyberconscious CyBeRev person to mind transfer into a flesh body (including brain) grown from totipotent stem cells (which may but need not be based upon their original DNA) in which genetic engineering techniques have suppressed the development of a separate mind.
6. Future developments in human emulating robotics will enable mankind to design, develop, produce and distribute revolutionary, interactive bio-inspired conversational robots.
CyBeRev is a form of cyberbiotechnological time-travel, in which an ailing person is transported into a future time when cyberbiotechnology is advanced enough to manage their medical issue. A good analogy is the medical space-travel that occurs today when a person is severely injured in a remote jungle. If left in the jungle, they would die. But by transporting them to a modern hospital their vitality can often be restored. For CyBeRev people, the “modern hospital” is in the future rather than in another country.
CyBeRev may also be of value to cryonauts www.alcor.org or www.cryonics.org because it is not clear how much memory will be preserved after cryogenic revival. A person’s CyBeRev self can help fill in any blanks. Cryonicists may also see value in CyBeRev as a back-up strategy in case their bodies perish prior to biostasis being performed.
Terasem believes CyBeRev is crucially important because inter-generational life-spans directly implement our core belief in diversity, unity and joyful immortality. Consequently, Terasem is committed to using its resources to educate the public regarding CyBeRev and to accomplishing demonstration projects amongst its members.
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" AI's in the future will be able to recreate people from the information left behind
about them if suitable backups of their brain were not made (in which case it would
be straightforward). Neural nanobots would obtain all the available information
about them from other people's brains. The AI would also consider all of the person's
writings, pictures, movies, etc. also their genetic code. And it could then create
a person who would pass aTuring test for that person with their best friends as
the judges. For that reason it is worthwhile keeping your own files -- letters,
emails, photos,writings, etc. Is this recreated person the same person? It
is an interesting question, but we could also ask today are we the same person
as we were, say, a year ago. The recreated person by the AI is probably at least
as close as we are to ourselves after some time passage."
Inventor of the All-Font Scanner, Talking Book for the Blind & Kurzweil Piano
Creator of AI Music Composers, AI Poets and AI Artists
Recipient of National Medal of Technology