The idea of living in the cloud has finally reached investment level. The startup company Nectome claims it will be able to upload the contents of a person’s brain and store it on a computer, offering people a chance at eternal “life.”
The catch? Your brain has to be embalmed first so it can eventually be uploaded into a simulation on a computer, should the technological breakthrough occur. In other words, you have to agree to die first before your brain can be preserved.
Most people would be turned off by that caveat, but already 25 people have each paid $10,000 to get onto the waiting list to have their brains preserved forever in the hopes that the technology will develop successfully.