The Human Cognome Project

The Human Cognome Project was an academic research venture to reverse engineer the human brain, paralleling in many ways the Human Genome Project and its success in deciphering the human genome. The HCP was a multidisciplinary undertaking, relevant to biology, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and philosophy of mind.

Funded and supported by scientific and corporate entrepreneurs and early transhumanist groups, the HCP developed the fundamentals of digitizing an ego and was a major driving force towards the first transhumans with elevated intelligence and brain capacity. The HCP has also been instrumental in cataloging transhuman minds and developing databases of “mind patches” based on the mind-states of healthy individuals for treating mental diseases and damage. Though most HCP data is available to the public, some argonauts claim that certain data is held hostage by some hypercorps, potentially for the development of proprietary mind-altering technologies.

After the Fall, the remnants of this project were acquired by the Planetary Consortium.


A science fiction idea of modeling the human mind.

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    16 APR 2013

     From Science Fiction to Reality: Mapping the Brain

    The Human Cognome Project > Similarity > The BRAIN Initiative
    Once an idea only possible in SF, the Brain Initiative sees modeling the human brain as an actual possibility.
    Folksonomies: speculation reality
    Folksonomies: speculation reality