BPF Co-Founder John Smart's talk, at World Future 2012 in Toronto.
How You Can Help
How You Can Help
Here are four simple but very valuable things you can do:
1. Read. Start with our short open letter on brain preservation. If you agree with it, sign our petition, and tell us in the comments what you think. When others read the petition comments, you will help them understand the value of the vision. Support for anything new is built, at first, one person at a time. If you have more time, read our website. If you find anything you think could be better stated, or something we should add, contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
2. Connect. Sign up for our free biannual Connections newsletter. If you use Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, like our BPF Facebook page, join our BPF LinkedIn group, and/or follow our BPF Twitter stream. Use these to share relevant news, insights, kudos, and thoughts on what we might do next. Once our community grows large enough, we will launch additional social features and events.
3. Donate. Give $5, the price of a cup of coffee, or more to our nonprofit, to help us to better execute our mission. Every donation we receive, no matter how small, motivates us to do more. You may apply your donation to any of five uses. If you don't specify, the donation will go to the General Fund. If you are able to donate $1,000 or more, we welcome you to join our Donors page, and include an (optional) brief statement about why you think our work is worth supporting.
4. Share. Consider linking to and sharing our website with others who you think should know about us. If you are aware of any distinguished leaders who you think would be sympathetic to our cause, please let them know about our Advisory Boards, or tell us who we should try to recruit. Grab one of our banners off our (forthcoming) Banners page, and post it to your site for a while. Get a bumper sticker or apparel from our (forthcoming) BPF store, to increase social awareness of our work.
Want to do more?
Volunteer. If you can spare a few hours a week, for six months or more, consider volunteering. BPF is an all-volunteer run organization, and we offer a number of interesting and valuable volunteer opportunities. The world is ready for a rigorous evaluation of brain preservation technologies, and if validated, rapid deployment to every human being who would like the option of an affordable brain preservation choice at the end of their biological life. Thank you kindly for your support.
Please consider joining our Facebook page (social networking), our LinkedIn group (professional networking), and/or our Twitter feed (brief news updates). The more practical, open-minded, future oriented, and rational folks who join the BPF community, the faster we can achieve our ambitious goals. Thanks for connecting!
BPF In The News
Dr. Ken Hayworth: What is the Future of Your Mind? [Teaser VIDEO]
Dr. Ken Hayworth, Part 1: Will You Preserve Your Brain? [PART#1 VIDEO]
Dr. Ken Hayworth, Part 2: Will You Upload Your Mind? [PART#2 VIDEO]
Ken Hayworth on brain emulation prospects - Extended online interview
The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer
Neuroscience – and the Future of Humanity – Interview with Ken Hayworth.
Tue, July 31, 2012
Thur, July 26, 2012
Discussion of BPF at the World Future Society conference.
The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality.
BPF is featured on Season 3, Ep 6, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, available via iTunes at this link.
Robin Hanson on why he's supporting the Brain Preservation Foundation.
An Update from Competitors for the Brain Preservation Foundation's Technology Prize.
A Connectome Observatory for Nanoscale Brain Imaging. Ken Hayworth's teleXLR8 talk, Kurzweilai.net article.
The Brain Preservation Technology Prize is mentioned.
Mind's circuit diagram to be revealed by a mammoth map. Article discusses BPF Brain Preservation Technology Prize.
Ken Hayworth gave a talk, A Connectome Observatory for nanoscale brain imaging, in teleXLR8, a 3D video conferencing space.