“We want to bring you back to life after you die,” says Humai CEO Josh Bocanegra on the company’s website. “We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out. This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human. Using cloning technology, we will restore the brain as it matures.”
During an interview with Australian Popular Science, the CEO said, ”
We’ll first collect extensive data on our members for years prior to their death via various apps we’re developing.” After death, the company will cryogenically freeze members’ brains until the technology is fully developed, at which point the brains will be implanted into an artificial body.
“The artificial body functions will be controlled with your thoughts by measuring brain waves. As the brain ages we’ll use nanotechnology to repair and improve cells. Cloning technology is going to help with this too.”
They are projecting that, within the next 30 years, they will be able to bring a human being fully back to life.
This brings about a whole slew of repercussions, from the thought of “What really makes us human”, to “Is this even something we SHOULD do?”
It’s dangerous territory and brings about a serious question of ethics. Who will choose who gets to come back or not? Will it be available for everyone? Or only the elite?
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