Apr 27, 2018
Nectome took the tech social media world by storm when they
announced, at Y Combinator, that they'd kill you for $10,000. Well,
they'd kill you and preserve your brain, possibly leading to some
kind of digital immortality when they upload your brain to a
computer. This was met with excitement, skepticism, and -
ultimately - MIT severed ties with the company.
We look into the science, ethics, and philosophy of Nectome's proposed brain-uploading scheme. Could it really work? Or is it just a techno-fantasy?
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Thanks to Shelly Fan of Singularity Hub and various writers of the MIT Technology Review.