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Making Brains
« on: February 11, 2016, 04:27:55 AM »

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http://gizmodo.com/brain-preservation-breakthrough-could-usher-in-a-new-er-1758022181

"But unlike conventional cryonics, which attempts to preserve the biological components of a person’s body or brain, this new school of cryobiology envisions “synthetic revival”—a process in which the complete database of a single individual’s neurological information can be used to create a new digital version. The revived digital brain, also known as a whole brain emulation, could be uploaded into a computer simulation or robotic body. But because the system involves destructive scanning, the biological components of the original brain would be destroyed by the toxic chemical bath during the preservation process. Following preservation and stabilization, these brains would be cut into extremely fine slices, and then individually scanned. Together, the collection of digitized brain slices would represent an uninstantiated individual."

Sounds oddly familiar somehow....

Re: Making Brains
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 01:04:08 AM »

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Wow, thats fascinating. Holy moly. I'm spooked.
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Re: Making Brains
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 02:18:00 PM »

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The rabbit brain in the image looks a lot like Flood sppore to me.

It does seem like this methode seems like a more promising methode than just freezing your brain and hoping to somehow thaw you out.

Re: Making Brains
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 02:43:39 PM »

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Maybe it'll be done before I kick the bucket.

But how much will it cost?

Re: Making Brains
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 03:03:32 PM »

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Maybe it'll be done before I kick the bucket.

But how much will it cost?

Well that's the kicker, 'innit? I don't see any way this becomes mainstreamed in the next 60-80 years, but who knows. It's also only half of the equation—scanning and preserving these details is great and all, but you're going to need some robot shell to interface with, or some computer system, else you're just a random ball of stuff in a computer.

Re: Making Brains
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 04:15:40 PM »

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Yeah, even if we did scan everything perfectly. The hardware alone to run a brain would be madness.
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Re: Making Brains
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 06:46:21 PM »

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Yeah, even if we did scan everything perfectly. The hardware alone to run a brain would be madness.

It'll be the Oculus all over again! :)