Skip to comments.Startup Offers '100% Fatal' Service That Harvests Brains For Future Upload
Posted on 03/15/2018 9:53:07 AM PDT by Enlightened1
Neuroscience startup Nectome wants to harvest your brain for science. The nascent company, which is a member of famed incubator Y Combinators winter 2018 class, is focused on preserving brains for future computer upload.
Why Does Nectome Want My Brain?
Our mission is to preserve your brain well enough to keep all its memories intact: from that great chapter of your favorite book to the feeling of cold winter air, baking an apple pie, or having dinner with your friends and family, Nectomes website says. We believe that within the current century it will be feasible to digitize this information and use it to recreate your consciousness.
Digitizing consciousness is a familiar theme from science fiction works, but Nectome thinks that sometime in the next 80 years, it will actually become an attainable feat. The company hopes to kickstart the process by perfectly preserving the connectome, or the totality of connections between neurons and synapses in the brain. The idea is that in the future, neuroscientists will have the ability to read connectomes like databases and translate the structural components of the connectome into a consciousness that lives in a computer. How Does Preservation Work?
To preserve the brain, Nectome uses a process called aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation. Essentially, its high-tech embalming or a modern version of Egyptian mummification.
But in order to achieve perfect preservation, Nectome requires a fresh brain that wont be needed much longer. In a story published in Technology Review on Tuesday, cofounder Robert McIntyre said that the process is 100 percent fatal. To that end, the startup is marketing its service to people in end-of-life care.
Burdening future generations with our brain banks is just comically arrogant. Arent we leaving them with enough problems? Hendricks said. I hope future people are appalled that in 21st Century...
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Oh but you have to die to do it.
No thanks! This sounds like a Leftist suicide cult pure quackery to depopulate the Earth.
How this scam can even be legal is frightening?
This is sort of thing you see in Scifi nightmare movies.
Harvesting a Democrat’s brain is not fatal, but requires nano-technology.
“Harvesting a Democrats brain is not fatal, but requires nano-technology.”
Nah ... they’re Intel 4004 based lifeforms with discrete diode based ROMs for minimal code storage and a little bit of magnetic core RAM for self modifying code that allows them to parrot fad talking points of the day. An interesting note is that they use this magcore RAM in bots to allow their dead to vote. They run on a primitive operating system called “Do Anything 2 Win V1.0” the “Win” later became “Windows”.
It’s the truth! Look it up! :-P
Is this a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood?
Or someone who downloads and plays Barry Manilow music
The M-5, based on saved neurons and duo-tronics, killed and destroyed...
Simcord is the sci-fi term. Watch “The Sixth Day” or the “Altered Carbon” on Netflix.
Absolutely stupid. Memories cannot be uploaded to a computer. Consciousness will not be recreated. Dead is dead.
There are no memories after death.
This is a scam. How can people be so stupid?
Is Altered Carbon series good? I read the first book and didn’t enjoy it as I just couldn’t care about the dangerous situations when I knew they can just bring the hero back to life again any time.
FYI, there’s a trio of books starting with “We Are Legion (We Are Bob)” that is hysterical beyond belief. Robert Johansson, an engineer, entrepreneur and very-recent tech millionaire, dies at a sci-fi convention and has his head frozen. 150 years later, he’s replicated in software as Bob 2.0 but, as far as he can tell, he’s still Bob.
A little preachy here and there, but not so much as to be aggravating.
We thought it was good. Lots of action and the story is pretty good. Be warned though that there is a fair amount of sex, if that bothers you.
They are supposed to be making 2 more seasons to cover the book series is what I’ve heard.
I forgot to mention they didnt do any Sim swapping with the main characters but with others yes.
This is just another scam by liberals with money to take more money from soon to be brainless/atheist/soulless liberals.
We will stick with John 3:16* and leave our money with family, church and the Salvation Army.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!”
“Absolutely stupid. Memories cannot be uploaded to a computer.”
Respectfully, memories are embodied as synaptic weights with a brain. Thus, there’s a physical embodiment of memories. In theory, one would need to record each neural connection and synaptic weight to record the memories of a person.
With this in mind, there are 100 trillion-plus neural connections in the human brain that would need to be mapped with each respective synaptic weight recorded. In theory, possible - just not feasible using today’s technology.
No thanks. I already have a promise of eternal life...one that I really want.
Bezos or Zuckerschmuck would index your memories and sell the data if they could.
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