Startup wants to upload your brain to the cloud, but has to kill you to do it

Startup wants to upload your brain to the cloud, but has to kill you to do it
 

A US startup is promising to upload customers’ brains to the cloud using a pioneering technique it has trialled on rabbits.
The only catch, according to the company’s cofounder? The process is “100% fatal”.
Nectome, founded in 2016 by a pair of MIT AI researchers, hopes to offer a commercial application of a novel process for preserving brains, called “aldehyde-stabilised cryopreservation”. The process, which results in the brain being “vitrifixed” – the startup’s self-named term for essentially turning it into glass – is promising enough that it has won two prizes from the Brain... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 41
Source: Guardian
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