This Start Up Wants To Make You Live Forever
Posted 1 year ago in Other
Are we one step closer to eternal life? Maybe – but not as you think.
Since the dawn of mankind civilisation has obsessed over the secret of eternal life. The ancient Chinese ingested copious amounts of jade and later on, Italian renaissance alchemists cooked up strange potions. They all failed. That is until now.
Enter Humaitech, a start-up tech company that wants to transplant your brain into a bionic body called Humai. They claim to be working on real technology that will enable humans to be transferred to an artificial human body once they have passed away.
“We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioural patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out,” says Humai CEO Josh Bocanegra on the company’s website, explaining that the data would then be “coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human.”
In a nutshell, US entrepreneur Josh Bocanegra is proposing everlasting life to all by making a backup disk of your consciousness over the next 50 years – in line with a 2045 time frame (which is when they predict the breakthrough technology will be able to do so).
But what makes this any different to cryogenics – preserving a person’s body at very low temperatures in the hope that it will be restored by future medical technology? Humaitech say that “they believe by leveraging cryonics to preserve the brain to potentially restore it later will be the core breakthrough for human resurrection” – so not much difference there per se.
But before we start getting all excited there is a catch. Neurological experts in the field are adamant that the chance of restoring a brain after death is …very slim indeed. The human brain is incredibly complex, each cell has around 50,000 proteins and hundreds of millions of fat molecules that make up the membranes. And guess what, cryopreservation disrupts all of them.
So what do you think – do you reckon that Humai are going to save us all from death or are you sensing a pet rock vibe here?