The Final Moments of Karl Brant is a 15-minute short film about mind uploading. The movie profiles a scientist who is working on a cutting edge whole brain emulation technology and gets murdered right after copying his memory onto a hard drive. Then two police detectives revive Karl Brant’s mind upload in order to catch his killer.
According to Cory Doctorow the movie is “quite poignant and sharp”. I would also add that it is well written, produced and acted, and I enjoyed greatly not only watching it but also listening to its final credits music score.
The film raises a number of interesting questions such as:
How should we treat mind uploads?
Do we have the right to turn them off?
Can mind uploads be/come self-aware?
The Final Moments of Karl Brant was written and directed by M. Francis Wilson and features Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens, Janina Gavankar, Fay Masterson, Jon Sklaroff and Pete Chekvalastarring.
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