3/26/2018

Immortality may be in reach, but you'll have to leave your body behind


What price, immortality?

How about your body — and maybe your soul as well?

That’s the idea behind a startup company's latest foray. If you don’t mind leaving your physical bits at the door, Nectome promises to preserve your mind forevermore.

Where exactly your brain will spend eternity is a little murky — especially since we still haven’t figured out how to upload the human mind to the cloud. According to the MIT Technology Review, the company is developing a process that embalms the brain on a level so microscopically accurate that even its wiring — the neural connections within the brain, or connectome — is perfectly intact.

But to do that, the brain, which doesn’t survive the process, is turned into a kind of glass...more