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general intelligence (AGI), cloud
of, and excerpts from, those papers
computing, and, at the core, an
will illustrate the aforementioned
Futurology provides a
exocortical cognitive interface
concepts and parameters. Note that
range of alternative
(ECI) to link the biological neocorthe introduction of new terminolotex with the external synthetic
gy serves simultaneously to identify
techniques, from
exocortex via a real-time quantum
an element of emergent technology
imagination and
communications link (see Figwithin the transdisciplinary ecosysure 1).
Within this unified context,
tem as well as to establish a bridge
envisioning to complex
the goal was to augment human
from current individual domains to
trend analysis and
high-level cognition by designing a
de novo interdigitated technoloextrapolation.
future system to enhance human
gies. Furthermore, in making the
cognitive function and memory
transition from an envisioned concapacity while bridging the oftencept to a future-viable transdispresumed gap between human and
ciplinary complex system, it is
future machine intelligence. The approach to these chalnecessary not only to maintain the perspective mentioned,
lenges was based on envisioning a probabilistically viable
but transdisciplinarity (unlike multidisciplinarity and interfuture system capable of performing these operations,
disciplinarity) melds a collection of individual, disparate
reviewing the literature, accelerating progress in and condomains of knowledge and transforms their previous
vergence of a range of independent areas of science and
boundary-defined structures into a unitary entity. This pertechnology, and applying futurology techniques to envispective also applies to variance in physical and temporal
sion and evaluate future scenarios.
levels of scale, properties of previously separate domains,
components at a range of discrete materials, physical structures and functional behaviors, multiple communications
Endogenous Implants
protocols, and propagation methods and frequencies.
"Enplants: Genomically Engineered Neural Tissue With
Neuroprosthetic and Communications Functionality" [17]
envisions a transdisciplinary complex system based on
Exocortical Cognition
endogenous implants (enplants)-a concept introduced in
"Exocortical Cognition: Heads in the Cloud" [16] proposes
exocortical cognition and inspired by the J. Craig Venter
a transdisciplinary framework based on interwoven
Institute researchers who preprogrammed a synthesized
trends in neuroscience, neuroprosthetics, synthetic biogenome that expressed as a viable self-replicating synthetic
logy, quantum entanglement and communications, exobacterial cell [18]-that are proposed biological neural
presence (sensors, actuators, and telerobotics), artificial

Neuroscience
Neural Scanning
Signal Processing
Neural Implants
Dynamic Brain Emulation

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
AGI Cloud Resources
Recurrent Neural Networks
Big Data

Exocortical Cognitive Interface (ECI)
Neuroprosthetics
Cognition
Affect
Memory
Sensorimotor

Synthetic Biology
Neural Enplants
Neuromimesis

Neocortex

Quantum Link

Quantum Entanglement
Quantum Communications
Quantum Computing
Quantum Measurement Reversal

Exocortex

Exopresence
Sensors
Actuators
Telerobotics

Figure 1. The Exocortical Cognition Integrated Conceptual Framework. Shading indicates key framework

components: biological neocortex (red), technological exocortex (blue), neocortex/exocortex communications
link (yellow), and the neocortex/quantum link/exocortex exocortical cognitive interface. (Source: S. Mason
Dambrot [16].)

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