Startup is pitching a mind-uploading service

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by dealmaker, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. dealmaker


    Startup is pitching a mind-uploading service
    The startup accelerator Y Combinator is known for supporting audacious companies in its popular three-month boot camp. There’s never been anything quite like Nectome, though. At YC’s “demo days,” Nectome’s co-founder, Robert McIntyre, is going to describe his technology for preserving brains in microscopic detail using a high-tech embalming process. Then the MIT graduate will make his business pitch. As it says on his website: “What if we told you we could back up your mind?”(MIT Technology Review)
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  2. Altered Carbon on Netflix covers that quite well. Do not get shot in the stack though.
  3. Thank you for sharing. This is useful information.
  4. marymitch


    It is interesting. I'm just going to open a startup next month, and I have almost everything ready. I already have a clear plan of action, and I have already decided that I will take the initial capital on However, I have a small fear that the business won't be profitable. Of course, I have allocated a small amount in case I have many debts, but there is still fear. I am afraid that all my efforts and money will be invested in vain. So, such information won't hurt me. Thank you!
  5. We don't even understand the nature of consciousness yet, what is left for mind-uploading.
  6. Overnight


    "...It has also won a $960,000 federal grant from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health for “whole-brain nanoscale preservation and imaging,” the text of which foresees a “commercial opportunity in offering brain preservation” for purposes including drug research..."

    Your tax-dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen. Is this a part of Biden's "Build Back Better" program?

    And since when is the NIH interested in the COMMERCIAL opportunity of a project, rather than the scientific opportunity?
  7. ipatent


    Do you think DARPA has nothing better than today's functional MRI for brain scanning?
  8. ipatent


    I'm waiting for the day when someone's brain content gets subpoenaed for civil litigation, or is the subject of a search warrant. Now that would be Orwellian.