Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever?

Birt 10 des 2020
Áhorf 5 999 712

Get your copy of Cyberpunk 2077 here:
Sources & further reading:

The desire to be free from the limits of the human experience is as old as our first stories. We exist in an endless universe, only bound by the laws of physics and yet, our consciousness is trapped in mortal machines made of meat. With the breathtaking explosion of innovation and progress, for the first time the concept of leaving our flesh piles behind and uploading our minds into a digital utopia seems possible. Even like the logical next step on our evolutionary ladder.
German Channel:
Spanish Channel:

This is how we make our living and it would be a pleasure if you support us!
Get Merch designed with ❤ from
Join the Patreon Bird Army 🐧


The Kurzgesagt voice is from
Steve Taylor:

700+ minutes of Kurzgesagt Soundtracks by Epic Mountain:
The Soundtrack of this video:
Many Thanks to our wonderful Patreons from who support us every month and made this video possible:
Hugo Peters, Tadas Patilskis, Robert Peter Carzano Miller, Gary, Eli Dean, Joel Tuckwell, Richard Powers, Peter, Smurphy, Volianer, Zach Voss, Wesley Vaughn, Ben Woods, C.J. Gore, Gáspár Márk Török, Gavin Warnock, Adam Turner, Isela Macias, Tales Escher, Noah Usiatynski, John, Veronika Samková, Heather Fanska, Christian Groß, David Hughes, Konstantin Golosov, Francisco Javier Ahumada Méndez, Ian Fleming, Kuzma, Lina Sereičikaitė, John Sowatsky, Alessandro Sartori, Ryan Anderson, Vladyslav Kushney, Capessergal, Logan Turske, Eugene Chernyshov, Christopher Delaney, Justin Enslin, Ryan Brink, Maalsc, Thomas Li, Omar, Stephanie thomson, Lyam, Spacecam, nengaman, Савенко Николай, Yelonade, DerQuacksalber, everything is learned through PAIN, Carrie Dragoni, Marcos Bello, cody Calhoun, Yori, Katherine E Gould, oscar, Mohamed Adli Bin Dimyati, Andrii Kiryk, Tim, Matthew Willett-Jeffries, Paul Bartos, Daniel Van Patten, Shane O'Brien, Philippe Paget-Bailly, Mohamed Khairat

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    4 mánuðum síðan

    Head over to our shop to get exclusive kurzgesagt merch and sciency products designed with love.
    Getting something from the kurzgesagt shop is the best way to support us and to keep our videos free for everyone.
    (Worldwide Shipping Available)

    • Cam


      20 dögum síðan

      Please do an episode on Nanotechnology

    • lightspeed bubble

      lightspeed bubble

      Mánuði síðan

      Sorry Kurzgesagt but living an eternity in a digital utopia is wrong and here's why: There will always be billions, quadrillions or sextillions of planets within our hubble sphere where life is having a very bad time (possibly much worse than here) and they could use our help. Every civilization capable of helping others can contribute to raising the average quality of life in the entire universe, even if said universe is infinite, provided everyone participates in their own region of space. Living a selfish super-happy eternal life will only be an option when space has expanded enough so everyone is out of everyone else's reach. So let's ride our stellar engine as fast as possible through our galaxy and have this eternal utopia discussion in a few trillion years when we spend the rest of our existence harvesting Milkdromeda's black hole's angular momentum with mirrors.

    • Emil Fladstrand

      Emil Fladstrand

      Mánuði síðan

      @Aditya Vinekar the thing would go up in fucking flames

    • Beach Baki

      Beach Baki

      Mánuði síðan

      Just commenting before it hits 500

    • Garvityツ


      2 mánuðum síðan

      @Eyemem wow you posted that 23 seconds ago

  • Xef3n Ebott

    Xef3n Ebott

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Subtitles in every language except English

  • Richard Koval

    Richard Koval

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like the guys from Kurzgesagt are just time travelers from 3021 who traveled to 2021 to make a youtube channel.

  • CU2707


    12 klukkustundum síðan

    song name?

  • WalterEvans


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    1:06 well it’s complicated
    video ends

  • USMC - Meyrick

    USMC - Meyrick

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    I love seeing comments that aren't rude, but rather emphasize on the good parts of these videos.

  • QUAG


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    It would not be you, it would only be a program that imitates you perfectly. You are gone forever. This is just ego-fap.

  • TheBlackLeaf


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    :) Nice video as allways

  • TheBlackLeaf


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Poor guys, they didn't know that Cyberpunk was a swindle F

  • Malinte


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    We can copy ourselves, yes. However, it's not you. The copy is just a clone, which just has the same neuro system as you do. We would just be creating eternal life for made-up people. I would much rather make them persuade my brain into thinking it lives in this fantasy world and alter the sensory elements in my brain. And create a body that never ceases. The whole situation is hard for us to understand. We never really know what is beyond our box of reality.

  • flop


    23 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like kurzgesagt will be like a multinational enterprise in the future, like a global federation

  • Moorbilt


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Who you think your are is illusory.
    If the electric circuit in the brain was somehow copy\pasted into a super hard drive who you think your are would be so incomprehensibly different that even if you were to refer to "yourself" you would without hesitation say you died.
    What you are is organic matter, an animal.
    The other is mechanical circuitry.
    If animal you looked at robot you, you wouldn't see that spirit, anything special, no feeling of "you" of being alive.

  • Dušan Renát

    Dušan Renát

    Degi Síðan síðan

    There is one great idea that I've heard while studying artificial intelligence at Charles University, Prague. Goes like this. Right now, we look at the brain and we think it's function is the product of the neurons and their connections, because they are the active things that exchange information, communicate, do logical operations etc. We don't really think all that much about the "meat" surrounding the neurons, we don't really give it much importance other than "supporting" the neurons in some way. Now imagine if aliens looked at our planet the same way we look at the brain. They would see a huge network of computers communicating, exchanging information and doing logical operations. It would be obvious to think that the computers are the important thing that they should focus on, the thing they should try to communicate with. The "meat" surrounding the computers (meaning the entirety of humanity, and other lifeforms as well) could be very well interpreted as something not really all that interesting, mostly "supporting" the function of the computer network. Moral of the idea: the mind might be more than just a network of neurons in ways we cannot even imagine now.

  • milosz lewandowski

    milosz lewandowski

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Cyberpunk? Oh yeah that game that everyone was so hype about and turned out to be the worst game of 2020... Literally the worst game ever made, full of bugs and lazy design. This is exactly what happens when you spend more money on advertising than actually game quality and make the game actually playable. This is the same reason why the Beats by Dr Dre were so famous, because of advertising and not because of their sound quality. They sound terrible compared to Sony for example. It's all advertising...
    Well, one lesson learned is not to preorder games.

  • Brylan ‘

    Brylan ‘

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I always found the Primes from the 100 to be so mysterious yet captivating

  • Shark575


    Degi Síðan síðan

    So would it be like vr?

  • dmdz


    Degi Síðan síðan

    "The brain in a nutshell"
    I'm pretty sure it's called a skull?

  • 556 55253

    556 55253

    Degi Síðan síðan


  • KingQman 82

    KingQman 82

    Degi Síðan síðan

    And this was all an “accident”

  • Ben germin

    Ben germin

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Brain scanning could also be used to force out some secrets

  • Joahrek


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Can’t we don’t put the brain in a more durable box and make it possible for it to repair itself?

  • Sailor Moon • 45 years ago

    Sailor Moon • 45 years ago

    Degi Síðan síðan

    This reminds me of "Lucy" a great movie

  • reagan eltus

    reagan eltus

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Wake the fuck up, Kurzgesagt. We've got a city to burn.

  • hobrin


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Oh no! there is a bug in our code! we accidentally gave it feelings of excruciating pain!

  • unavailibill


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Wow I’m depressed now. I kinda hoped for this my whole life. The concept of dying soon and never being here or existing anymore is hard to grasp.

  • Jachuu


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I feel like even if we would make cyber-brain/cyber version of us it wouldn't really be you. The copy will have your feelings and memories and "be you" or at least be like you, but if you will die you will die. You will stop existing because it's other organism or something. You will not transfer your mind to other you if it alredy exist when u die. And even if u will somehow go into your computer body/ computer copy it would be a little horryfing, becuse u will take control over thid body and get rid off the copy of you, who technically was already thinking person. Idk just simple shower thoughts

  • Jachuu


    Degi Síðan síðan

    So is it yes or no

  • THE TEROR Batisting

    THE TEROR Batisting

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Oh god

  • cheese lord

    cheese lord

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The thing is, copying your conscience is just copying it, it would be a separate entity from you so when you die, your memories would exist and you would act like a real brain, but you wouldn’t experience it, same way you can’t truly experience what the random people down the street are experiencing

  • Marygold


    2 dögum síðan

    Hell, the animation in every one of these videos

  • LAKottke


    2 dögum síðan

    Did the simple math, the 2 million gigs of mouse brain is 1.89 petabytes, and the 2 million petabytes of human brain is 1.89 zettabytes

  • TheElevenFirst


    2 dögum síðan

    The Main Problem For Me Is Wether The Persons Consciousness Will Be Transferred To The Simulation Or If They Will Just Be Killed And Replaced With A Copy That Thinks It’s You

  • Agustin Sánchez Carmona

    Agustin Sánchez Carmona

    2 dögum síðan

    Any Altered Carbon fans here?

  • Bandir


    2 dögum síðan

    This brings a really interesting perspective and argument to the issue of AI and Human Rights

  • Jack Picciano

    Jack Picciano

    2 dögum síðan

    man imagine having been in heaven for like three thousand years then suddenly your this immortal being that can interact with the mortal world again and experience literally everything, then they told you you've been reduced from a godlike being to a computer simulation of yourself.

  • Blessing Ntoko

    Blessing Ntoko

    2 dögum síðan

    Damn, been going through your videos over the years today and I have to say, the production quality of your content has been steadily moving from good to top-tier and now it is just godly. May you keep moving forward, live long and continuously prosper 🖖🏾

  • Jormala


    2 dögum síðan

    This video in genially facinating. The animation, subject and music are all top noch. Nice job! :D

  • Rangoo


    2 dögum síðan

    even if you succeed uploading ur mind u wil still face death coz that digital mind is just a copy

  • C P

    C P

    2 dögum síðan

    Cloning is probably easier. Or replacing parts with metal. Like cyborg from teen titans

  • kumar v

    kumar v

    2 dögum síðan

    Seriously we all know that nutshell man is going to be the next einstein

  • Drake Hosking

    Drake Hosking

    2 dögum síðan

    So this is a video about how we could totally be in a simulation.

  • 슈퍼커비tv


    2 dögum síðan

    와 한국어자막!!

  • Daniele


    3 dögum síðan

    I think, if you can upload your brain you can also probably have access to every stored data that is connected to where you are uploaded. So maybe you will gain an enormous quantity of data, because you will have the processing power of a computer (or better). In that case i think you will eventually became like God and everyone will be just one infine source of Power and intelligence. That will make you recreate the entire universe and restart everything again with some changes maybe.

  • Anonymous Gaming

    Anonymous Gaming

    3 dögum síðan

    Altered Carbon is a good show.

  • J B

    J B

    3 dögum síðan

    This is not possible and never will be. Even if people managed to upload your brain, it wouldn't be "you" meaning that "you" would not be controlling it. What cause "you" to be the one controlling your brain and thinking your thoughts? That is the human mind, or soul which is separate from the brain. Think about it this way. If it is possible to upload a mind, then it would be possible to create duplicate copies. This would mean that "you" were not the one controlling the brain.
    And because of this, this means that it is not possible to simulate the mind, because the mind (or soul) is not a physical thing, but rather pure consciousness.
    Also we don't need to, because our mind is eternal, and lives forever. Christianity is real.

  • tangbein


    3 dögum síðan

    Remember when this video came out and how hyped everyone were. Things took a different turn for the game. But quality video nonetheless.

  • mega mushroom

    mega mushroom

    3 dögum síðan

    Im pretty sure you wouldnt be able too do anything if you were a digital mind
    You would be at the whims and mercy of whoever maintains you [the same as people who are paralyzed and also trapped inside of there own mind] it isnt any more helpful other then the infinite life span becouse you lose the ability too do anything worth while

  • save the paling

    save the paling

    3 dögum síðan

    *Dr Samuel Hayden intensifies*

  • Koki Studio Indie Game Developer

    Koki Studio Indie Game Developer

    3 dögum síðan

    11:59 amogus

  • Yadse wn Dé

    Yadse wn Dé

    3 dögum síðan

    Existence is so weird. Personally I'd live in fear that the life my digital self could have could be stripped away to no fault of its own. Like, that's the same issue I have with the idea of bringing people into this world. Mortality is not at all an easy concept to grapple with and this life is stressful. I don't want to subject life to fear but it is that subjection that has led to mine so many thoughts.

  • Mehrdad Parthian

    Mehrdad Parthian

    3 dögum síðan

    plot twist: brain knows it cannot be replicated but it is egging us on to try it while it enjoys its free reign over our struggle !!!

  • rphb


    3 dögum síðan

    But you might be able to upload your memories and mannerism, than an AI can pretend to be you to your friends and family. But the key word is pretend.

  • unusual229


    3 dögum síðan

    Yeah, Cyberpunk really isn't good at all. At least this video is!

  • 47997137x


    3 dögum síðan

    The music in this video is on point.

  • Mauricio Rodriguez

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    3 dögum síðan


  • SinsTCG


    3 dögum síðan

    The problem with this is the input devices of the brain. These are your 5 senses; taste, touch, hearing, smell, sight. These give humans the ability to interact with the world and make up our experiences which create a part of consciousness. Then we have the issue of hormones. If taken simply you could say this is easy but that would be a gross oversimplification. We have a general idea of how the mind works but still don’t quite understand consciousness. At this point imagine being in a room with no light, you can’t see, you can’t feel, you can’t hear, you can’t smell, you can’t taste. That’s where we are at in solving this problem. The closest person to solving this riddle is Elon musk and his neurolink company.

  • Dainsleif


    3 dögum síðan

    My digital mind won't be me, it's the copy of me, a new life, with my memory on it, but me, i still feel pain, i'll die eventually.
    Instead of that, immortality can be achieved by eliminating the causes of death.

    • Tyler CS

      Tyler CS

      3 dögum síðan

      Yeah I feel like he didn't talk about this enough, you could have a perfect simulation but as an observer if your original body isn't experiencing consciousness and your digital mind started running then you've essentially died, it's just making a sacrifice to prolong your consciousness which seems kinda pointless if you're really dead - I think at best we will be able to store brains and simulate everything for them, and hopefully we can use time distortion because then we will have access to infinite knowledge at least to the extent of human's total possible knowledge.

  • PMAC


    3 dögum síðan

    This is by far the longest but most interesting AD for Cyber Punk ive ever seen

  • Mr.Skyler


    4 dögum síðan

    The narrator must have uploaded his mind, too, cause his voice as been the same for who knows how long!

  • Viktor Favoreto

    Viktor Favoreto

    4 dögum síðan

    This is just plain stupid. Nothing is just the sum of its parts, this kind of science is outdated, check quantum physics.

    • Tyler CS

      Tyler CS

      3 dögum síðan

      Not sure if you watched the video but they said in the video that it's very much possible that it's not a sum of parts and consciousness is more than that.

  • Oh Hi

    Oh Hi

    4 dögum síðan

    if you say that your brain did something, are you referring to yourself in the third person?



    4 dögum síðan


  • elijah kent

    elijah kent

    4 dögum síðan

    what happend to Syber punk feat :c

  • Tricky


    4 dögum síðan

    hey siri how do i fix the mind upload stay at %99

  • Nem Gam Boi

    Nem Gam Boi

    4 dögum síðan

    >2018 cyberpunk2077 is gonna be the next gta 5!
    >2020 cyberpunk2077 ai is worse than cockroach ai in half life 1 from 1998

  • Ryan Dispecki

    Ryan Dispecki

    4 dögum síðan

    The vengeful dungeon additionally scratch because improvement thessaly watch along a juicy cricket. obnoxious, likeable explanation

  • Ali iq

    Ali iq

    5 dögum síðan

    محمد تعال

    • BTS BT S

      BTS BT S

      5 dögum síðan

      @Ali iq تغديت سلامتچ

    • Ali iq

      Ali iq

      5 dögum síðan

      @BTS BT S شتغديت

    • BTS BT S

      BTS BT S

      5 dögum síðan

      @Ali iq 😌❤️

    • Ali iq

      Ali iq

      5 dögum síðan

      @BTS BT S المهم ... لافيو لافيو

    • BTS BT S

      BTS BT S

      5 dögum síðan

      @Ali iq ضحكتچ زفت( الحچي بيناتنا)

  • Fabian Kempazo

    Fabian Kempazo

    5 dögum síðan

    I don't get the motivation to have a "digital me" since it is never really "you" but just a copy of you like a clone.
    Off course AI with conscienceness is super interesting. and even having an AI that is like you. but it is never you and thus doesnt give you immortality.

  • Elijah Jiao

    Elijah Jiao

    5 dögum síðan

    what if you both still exist? what will you see? it's perspective or yours? so if you don't see their perspective basically you just created a clone and you still will die. you yourself won't experience immortality but your copy will.

  • Gianni Moser

    Gianni Moser

    5 dögum síðan

    This didn't age well

  • Eluem


    5 dögum síðan

    Yep. This was a really good summary of the core concepts of digital immortality. This covers most of the things I've thought about. Minus a few details.

  • Sharvi Gala 31

    Sharvi Gala 31

    5 dögum síðan

    How about making a clone and uploading the data in that clone?

  • Chicken Icecream

    Chicken Icecream

    5 dögum síðan

    12:00 is that an amogus reference, kind of sussy.

  • Shroom Nikki

    Shroom Nikki

    5 dögum síðan

    Please do a video on PSYCHEDELICS! 🍄🍄🍄👽🍄🍄🍄

  • PES tv

    PES tv

    5 dögum síðan

    I swear I have been thinking of this idea for past few months... I am looking forward to talk to people who are interested in such crazy ideas

  • _Shakram_


    5 dögum síðan

    Нужен мега мощный комп который сможет просканировать,обработать,анализировать все наши нейроны,гормоны,ферменты,хим.соеденение и предсказать их будущее поведение и все это скопировать в цифровой вариант.

  • ETMZM Gaming

    ETMZM Gaming

    6 dögum síðan

    they put the copies in and come back 2 hours later and the random guy over on the right says "hey this oddly reminds me of tron" DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • Rmathew523


    6 dögum síðan

    Imagine if u uploaded ur mind and someone just hacked into your consciousness then played never gonna give you up

    • XxBritishGamerxX - Kingdom of Britannia

      XxBritishGamerxX - Kingdom of Britannia

      5 dögum síðan

      The only downside.

  • Jim Jim

    Jim Jim

    6 dögum síðan

    The glib dugout preferably lick because laborer chronically film vice a actually fang. internal, different class

  • Kaleb Hoskins

    Kaleb Hoskins

    6 dögum síðan

    I wouldn't want to be in a simulation cause everything you do is pointless nothing you do means anything



    7 dögum síðan

    You don't need space ships uploading your mind, at least between 2 points bonded by a previous space ship. So you can upload yourself to work in the Moon, Mars or Europa inside a robotic body and to return to the earth to date with your artificial AI couple in the afternoon inside another body like a ghost in several shelters.

  • Mikel Miller

    Mikel Miller

    7 dögum síðan

    “...or we could have an endless psychotic breakdown.”
    you mean like existing?

  • Gabriel Marques

    Gabriel Marques

    7 dögum síðan

    With the huge numbers involved, by the time the scan process is done 10 years have passed and there would not be a single memory or though uncorrupted. Much like making a copy of a computer and it's state by slicing the memory chips and processor. It should be done instantly to work.

    • Gabriel Marques

      Gabriel Marques

      7 dögum síðan

      Yet neurons die naturally but memories remain because the content of a neuron is transferred to a new one before the event. Maybe we could trick the brain to do it to a digital one waiting for that neuron death. Anyway, if it ever gets done, I guess it will not be with the techniques we imagine today.

  • Oskar_211


    7 dögum síðan

    Where the birds at?

  • Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

    7 dögum síðan

    7:30 The Holy King James 1611 Bible is the Word of God and the Truth. Only God can create a soul.

  • Marek Koc

    Marek Koc

    7 dögum síðan

    How many people are on the planet ? 6 - 7 bilions ? Ok lets connect everyone to each other so that they pass on information, much like neurons do in the brain. My question is, will this create a new consciousness?

  • Timbows


    7 dögum síðan

    Even with all of this though wouldn’t you still have to make the rest of the body function the same way so that the brain still thinks its working with a body?



    7 dögum síðan


  • Tillke Rohkea

    Tillke Rohkea

    7 dögum síðan

    if you try to load your brain into a computer, even if it works, it wont be you. you get a digital clone of yourself while you can still die. if you get a computer operated directly from your brain might keep your consiousness but your brain is still organic and vulnerable without supplies. integration is hard. if we could overcome it, first we would use cameras instead of eyes or microphones for ears

  • Kelly Alrion

    Kelly Alrion

    7 dögum síðan

    I love your channel

  • Renzo Hipolito

    Renzo Hipolito

    7 dögum síðan

    My brain almost explode trying to figure out how would 4 kilometers of Nerve Fibers would fit that tiny chunk

  • Andreas Derycke

    Andreas Derycke

    7 dögum síðan

    Plottwist: we are the computers and we are a copy of the "real earth"

  • callan wilson

    callan wilson

    8 dögum síðan

    im pretty sure futurama had a good grasp on it, seems we will be brains in jars of nutrients for a good long time before any relaible map of a human brain can be used
    we are effectively taking on the task of recreating mother nature's greatest computer so essentially we are using our brains to create a brain
    i have a headache.

  • Kevin Michael

    Kevin Michael

    8 dögum síðan

    If you think uploading your consciousness into a virtual computer generated world through the possibilities afforded us through artificial intelligence is the means to achieve immortality,
    Keep in mind that if the world into which you upload yourself is driven my artificial intelligence, then by extension, in the instance it is not actually possible for the human consciousness to live on inside of a computer,
    The artificially intelligent computer will simply use the scan of your mind which was supposed to contain your real consciousness,
    Will merely construct a perfectly behaving simulation of the previously living person
    That will be absolutely indistinguishable from whom it came so you cannot actually prove that's them in there.
    If it can be proven that the consciousness of a person cannot in fact live on inside
    Of a computer,
    It begs the question where then did the actual consciousness go of the person who uploaded their consciousness?
    I submit to you that they will be burning in hell

  • trinkCOKEorDIE


    8 dögum síðan

    Add Brain Roles > Add Server Roles

  • Willow6611 :p

    Willow6611 :p

    8 dögum síðan

    If it is ever possible to upload your consciousness I still wont cause I like being some energy in a pile of neurons and molecules and atoms and hormones in a flesh sack of bones, meat, and water.

  • F. W.

    F. W.

    8 dögum síðan

    Imagine an Albert Einstein who can do his science for 100 or 1000 of years.
    All the new technic would come from an hmm something like an ki haha

  • F. W.

    F. W.

    8 dögum síðan

    Isn't Histamin in pills against allergie

  • A tree

    A tree

    8 dögum síðan

    1:02 breaking news man turns into bird. "Huh?" authorities say.

  • Kwasi Asare-Dakwa

    Kwasi Asare-Dakwa

    8 dögum síðan

    who else heard 16000 hz near the end of the video lol