A Silicon Valley billionaire will be euthanized for a science experiment, the New York Post reported Tuesday, so his brain can be preserved.
Billionaire entrepreneur Sam Altman, 32, shelled out $10,000 to get purposely killed by start-up company Netcome, which claims it will preserve your brain, granting eternal life, reported the New York Post.
The process is “100 percent fatal” based on scientists using embalming chemicals on patients under anesthesia. The brain is then preserved and hooked to a computer system, according to MIT Technology Review.
The process is designed for people with terminal illnesses, but that didn’t stop Altman from joining the experiment. “I assume my brain will be uploaded to the cloud,” said Altman, believing that brains will be digitized in his lifetime. He is one of 25 people on the list.
“We believe that within the current century it will be feasible to digitize this information and use it to recreate your consciousness,” said Robert McIntyre, Netcome co-founder. Netcome already received a $1 billion from the National Institute of Health, due to allegedly being able to study the brain and illnesses, reported Fortune.
The process is fully refundable if you decide to change your mind before willingly going under euthanasia.
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