How can one successfully meet singularity while being dead?
Just recently, in the last century, and sometimes in the present the concept of a successful life was defined by the size of the footprint a person left behind. It was ideal to be a poet whose legacy outlived themselves.
The greater your contribution to history, the less you lived your life in vain. It’s like you haven’t truly died. Different things counted: making a great discovery, writing a book, art, tombstones and especially children. A surrogate immortality of a sort — attempts to produce any significant evidence of one’s own existence.
Now it’s different. Due to the population growth and accelerated progress significance of anything a particular person does instantly decreases. If you don’t invent something new right now, six months later somebody else will get the patent. Contributions to culture last for about a year or two. Then new people will come and make everything even better.
In many ways that lead to a prevailing idea of getting incessant pleasure. Both singularity and immortality is meaningless to it. The buzz needs to be received right this second.
However, science does not stand still and we have an opportunity to make our interests come true even after death. So what smart-testament will be the best?
First of all, freezing your body, especially the brain. What if somebody invents a way to restore life, and here we are, lying cold and ready.
Your mental avatar will be able to take the best care of defrosting your body. You are lying dead, while it is campaigning for your recovery. Writes to messengers, answers questions, pays attention to the science news. It can even improve itself.
Uploading consciousness is a matter of not so distant future. You can upload your memories right now and to teach a chat bot to act in your own interests. It can even raise money for Cryobiology and its self improvement.
Our success in singularity is first and foremost the success of our avatar. It needs to be like us and then become us.