Need a way to cling to your memories forever? A startup is offering a special but fatal procedure to help keep your brain active.
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Researchers at Nectome, a medical company founded by MIT graduates, discovered a way to maintain brain functionality after Death with high technology embalming, a process used to prevent a body from breaking down.
"Our mission is to preserve your brain enough to keep all your memories intact: from that great chapter of your favorite book to the cold winter air, baking an apple pie or dining with friends and family, "Co-founders Robert McIntyre and Michael McCanna wrote on the business website.
They will target patients suffering from terminal diseases. Individuals will be sedated, connected to heart and lung machines, and injected with embalming chemicals while they are alive. It is "100 percent fatal," the founders warned, "but the solution" can keep a body intact for hundreds of years, perhaps thousands, like a statue of frozen glbad. "
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Analysts believe that their research will help future scientists to "recreate consciousness" and retrieve information from the molecular details of the brain.
"You can think of what we do as an elegant form of embalming that preserves not only the external details but also the internal details," McIntyre told MIT Technology Review.
"If the brain is dead, it's like your computer is turned off, but that does not mean the information is not there," added Ken Hayworth, a neuroscientist and president of the Brain Preservation Foundation, the organization that awarded McIntyre for his recent work in the preservation of the brain of the pig.
surgery is not yet available to the public since they are not yet sure if the memories will be found in the tissues However, they are inviting potential clients to join a waiting list for a $ 10,000 deposit, which is fully refundable. So far, 25 people have registered.
"When a generation of people dies, we lose all their collective wisdom, you can pbad on knowledge to the next generation, but it's harder to pbad on wisdom, what you learn," McIntyre said. "It was fine for a while, but we become more powerful in each generation, the huge immense potential of what we can do increases, but wisdom does not."
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