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Transhuman Crypto Cloudminds
Melanie Swan, Technology Theorist, Philosophy Department, Purdue University USA, Founder, Institute for Blockchain .
Studies and DIYgenomics.
Considering the mutual benefits of blockchain and transhumanism, this essay
proposes crypto cloudminds as a safe mechanism by which the human mind might
transcend its unitary limitations by permissioning partial resources to join a multiparty mind (comprised of human and machine minds) in a cloud-based
environment. Cloudminds could have diverse purposes including problem solving
(addressing future-of-work issues with Maslow Smart Contracts), learning,
experience, exploration, innovation, artistic expression, and other personal
development activities. Crypto cloudminds could be multicurrency, operating with
payment remuneration, security, and (especially) ideas as the denominations of
measure. For thriving in the future, mind node peers could enter “Yes-and”
Payment Channels with one another for collaborative idea development. For
surviving in the future, good-player behavior could be game-theoretically enforced
with the simultaneous privacy-transparency property of blockchains, together with
the immutable peer-confirmed consensus algorithm and audit-log checks and
balances system. Overall, blockchains might serve as an institutional technology
that is the basis for treaties and progress in a multi-species society of human,
algorithm, and machine, guiding the way to positive transhuman futures.