A start-up that claims it will one day allow people to back-up their brains admits it will come at the ultimate price: death. Nectome has said it will one day be capable of scanning the human brain and preserving it, perhaps running a deceased person’s mind as a computer simulation. However, its current process requires a fresh brain. The product is “100% fatal”,
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: April 6th, 2018
1) The ability to scan and preserve the brain has been a feature of sci-fi movies for decades. How would you sell such a service to clients?
2) The technology is currently “100% fatal” meaning your brain dies during the process, along with you. The article mentions that people who have chosen to take their own lives in a doctor-assisted method are currently testing this technology. How ethical is this?