'We can not create consciousness': MIT cuts ties with '100% fatal' brain-preserving firm Nectome that wants to upload people's minds on to the cloud so they can be preserved forever



A controversial start-up that wants to upload people's minds on to the cloud to preserve them forever has lost a crucial backer. 
San Francisco-based Nectome uses a '100 per cent fatal' technique to embalm the brains of dying humans so that they can be revived at a later date.  
But this week, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that it plans to dropped a contract with the firm.
MIT said it was cutting off a subcontract that involved the university in Nectome's grant-funded research through MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden's lab. 
MIT claims the technology is in its... read more

 
3 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 58
Source: Daily Mail
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