Raise your hand if you want to be brought back from the dead in the future? Now put your hand down if you’re willing to die NOW for the opportunity.
The insane pitch made by California-based company Nectome sounds something like the above. They claim they can perfectly preserve clients brains for use in the future when technology will allow all the information stored in them to be transferred to a computer.
There is one huge catch. As company co-founder Robert McIntyrehe openly admits, the service is “100 percent fatal” for clients, meaning that in order to preserve the *connectome, the brain has to be pumped with a cocktail of embalming chemicals while still fresh. It’s essentially a form of assisted suicide with the alleged benefit of potentially coming back to life one day. I’m gonna hard pass, what about you? Learn more in the video below:
* A connectome (/kəˈnɛktoʊm/) is a comprehensive map of neural connections in the brain, and may be thought of as its “wiring diagram”. More broadly, a connectome would include the mapping of all neural connections within an organism’s nervous system.