A New Startup Promises to Preserve Your Brain Intact

If your end-of-life goals include preserving your brain completely intact at the synaptic level so it can potentially be reproduced in microdetail in the distant future and your consciousness reborn, then you’re in luck! A company called Nectome, with financial support from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health and the startup accelerator Y Combinator, plans to provide you this opportunity.

Nectome has perfectly preserved a pig brain—and amazingly, the brain of a recently deceased woman—using their technique. However, because the process requires the brain’s owner to be alive, the woman’s brain sustained some damage. Their success with the pig brain creates hope for a special population—terminally ill humans who wish to be euthanized using this technique.

Unfortunately, the procedure is literally a suicide mission, which of course raises ethical and legal concerns. Euthanasia is a crime in many states. However, with the end goal being life reproduced, the federal financing targets the development of the process, revitalizing brain research.

Those who undergo the future revival procedure should not expect their consciousness to emerge in the future as themselves. The brain dies in this process, experiencing a combination of cryogenics and embalming. If successful, an identical consciousness with all your precious memories, knowledge, and wisdom would be would be created. That’s a lot to wrap your head around.

Scientists hypothesize that consciousness is a product of the architecture of the neural network instead of some other aspect of the brain, such as its biochemical composition or nucleic acid sequences. Right now, we do not know enough to guarantee specific outcomes. This research would undoubtedly answer many questions. However, as with countless other biomedical experiments, there may be no definitive answers to ethical questions surrounding the wisdom and intentions of manipulating life in this manner. Regardless of these issues, the technique will likely yield promising, much-needed neurological research. And we will be one step closer to solving the mysteries of the human brain.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

augmented reality in dentistry
Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality in Dentistry
April 23, 2024

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in dentistry, particularly in enhancing the precision and efficiency of dental procedures. Though often mentioned in the same breath, these technologies offer distinct experiences and have varied applications in dental practice. The Distinction Between AR and VR in Dentistry […]

Read More
dentist and patient experiences
Dental Surgeries Enhanced by The X-Guide System: Elevating Dentist and Patient Experiences
April 23, 2024

Elevating dentist and patient experiences reach a new level of ease with the introduction of the X-Guide® System from X-NAV Technologies. This system marks a significant advancement in dental implant surgery, offering a blend of precision, efficiency, and patient satisfaction previously unattainable. This dynamic 3D navigation system provides real-time guidance during implant placement, revolutionizing […]

Read More
Preventing School Violence
School Violence Prevention and Response
April 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Adam Coughran, President, Safe Kids, Inc.  During the conversation, they discussed proactive strategies for preventing violence in schools, focusing on the importance of communication channels within schools, behavioral awareness, and community involvement to aid in early detection and […]

Read More
rugged and reliable technology
Tough Tech: Exploring the World of Rugged and Reliable Technology
April 23, 2024

Demand for rugged and reliable technology surges as industries confront the need for devices that can endure extreme environments without failure. From utilities to construction, the marketplace increasingly seeks innovations that ensure devices are durable and exceptionally functional under stress. Why is this technology crucial, and how is it evolving to meet the rigorous […]

Read More