I'm excited to share my little secret with you, if you promise me not to tell anyone else and help me with my little, ambitious quest.
I think I managed to found a way for someone to enter the internet. Literally.
Okay, you may be laughing now, but just let me introduce the principle behind this as simple as possible:
Our brainwaves are actually just interactions of nerve cells, so by replicating the interactions between devices in the internet, we can upload one's consciousness to the internet.
First we upload the consciousness into these processors (shows a 30x30x30 cm computer). This will serve as our initial interface to the internet. Then through the processors (note: he keeps saying "processors", instead of "computer") you can upload your consciousness to the internet by having many devices replicating the packets back and forth.
Now you see? It's the best invention ever! No! You cannot try it! It's for me! There will be no one smarter than me, ever! It's best for humankind to upload myself and let my genius mind be the eternal guide to humanity!
Yeah, whatever. I know you will call me that... hmm? Interesting post. I didn't know it's so easy to eliminate me after I become immortal. This is very inconvenient...
I know this is not the most original story you've ever heard, but
how to prepare for digital immortalization through uploading your consciousness to the internet, to ensure that you can't be removed from the internet?
Some obstacles I've thought:
- Firewall and other security system, including antivirus
- Power, and internet connection, as stated in the link
The consciousness will live on the internet, and is capable to take over a device (similar to virus/hacked device - hence I fear antivirus and such). The process will mostly be slow at first, but as soon as more devices have "downloaded" the consciousness, the process will be faster.
This takes place on this Earth and now. I'd handwave the exact process of the "uploading" for now, and assume that the consciousness is able to learn and breach through every possible firewall or software-based protection, given enough time (remember the processing power gets higher the more devices taken over, similar to Plague Inc.).
Taking over a device is not necessarily leaving a file(s) behind, but by backdooring, you save time when you want to use the device.
Bonus: if someone can figure out how to eliminate this consciousness after he's taken over all devices in the world.