A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”
Next week, at YC’s “demo days,” Nectome’s cofounder, Robert McIntyre, is going to describe his technology for exquisitely preserving brains in microscopic detail using a high-tech embalming process. Then the MIT graduate will make his business pitch. As it says on his website: “What if we told you we could back up your mind?”
So yeah. Nectome is a preserve-your-brain-and-upload-it company. Its chemical solution can keep a body intact for hundreds of years, maybe thousands, as a statue of frozen glass. The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation. That way, someone a lot like you, though not exactly you, will smell the flowers again in a data server somewhere.
This story has a grisly twist, though. For Nectome’s procedure to work, it’s essential that the brain be fresh. The company says its plan is to connect people with terminal illnesses to a heart-lung machine in order to pump its mix of scientific embalming chemicals into the big carotid arteries in their necks while they are still alive (though under general anesthesia).
The company has consulted with lawyers familiar with California’s two-year-old End of Life Option Act, which permits doctor-assisted suicide for terminal patients, and believes its service will be legal. The product is “100 percent fatal,” says McIntyre. “That is why we are uniquely situated among the Y Combinator companies.”
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Our World in 2019: PROPHETIC EVENTS!
This used to be the stuff that we only saw in movies and read in novels but is now becoming our reality. The world now has the technology to track our every move. It makes you wonder how, in 1949, Orson Wells penned the concept of a Big Brother totalitarian world where all the people are watched and controlled. China is accused of lacking a scientific and technological moral compass and being the frontrunner in areas the United States claims restraint but, I think China is just more honest and extremely proud of their achievements. It is quite naive to think that the United States is not also moving full speed ahead in these same areas but keeping it under wraps to avoid the negative public opinion backlash. China does what China wants regardless of what its citizens think about it, their media and its internet are regulated.
According to a June 8, 2018, New York Times article, police officers are equipped with facial recognition glasses, cameras scan train stations for China's most wanted and Billboard-size displays show the faces of jaywalkers and list the names of people who will not pay their debts. The Christian Post reports an extreme rise in the persecution of Christians from 48,000 in 2016 to 240,000 in 2017 and that is the reality of, exactly, where this new technology will take Christians in these End Days. By 2020, China will attempt to monitor its citizens through a massive surveillance system called China Skynet.
Most, living in the "free world", have no clue of the severe persecution that our brothers and sister in Christ are enduring in countries such as China. Over 2,000 crosses burned and ripped from church building and many of these churches demolished. Thousands of pastors have been arrested, beaten, tortured and/or sentenced to years in prison. By 2020, 600 million CCTV cameras will blanket China and are now being forcibly installed inside church buildings to monitor 24/7 the entrances, stairwells. offering boxes, and Bible counters to monitor who attends church, buys Bibles and where those Bibles are taken.
Though Orson Wells may have been off in his dating, the science fiction of his novel "Nineteen-Eighty-Four" is no longer science fiction but is now a reality. This is an intricate part of the Beast System that will one day demand that every person take, "the chip". This may very well be the avenue, in which, you will bend the knee to the Beast or die for refusing. The ancient, holy scriptures, written over 2,000 years ago, no longer appear to be as far-fetched as once thought when you combine all of the world's current technologies together. The problem is, a lack of knowledge in God's people and the Word of God states, "My people perish for a lack of knowledge."
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Police in China using Facial Recognition Glasses
Quake from Mount Etna Volcano Jolts Sicily, Sparks Panic
ROME (AP) — An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna’s eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano’s slopes and prompting panicked villagers to flee their homes.
Italy’s Civil Protection officials said the quake, which struck at 3:19 a.m., was part of a swarm of some 1,000 tremors, most of them barely perceptible, linked to Etna’s volcanic eruption this week.
Italy’s national seismology institute said the quake had a magnitude of 4.8 on the open-ended Richter scale and 4.9 on the moment magnitude scale, which relates to the amount the ground slips. It struck north of Catania, the largest city in the eastern part of the Mediterranean island, but no damage or injuries were reported there.
The quake opened up cracks in homes in several towns, sending chunks of concrete debris tumbling to the ground. It toppled a Madonna statue in a church in Santa Venerina and broke up sidewalks and a stretch of highway, forcing it to close. Many people spent the hours after the quake sleeping in their cars.
In the town of Piano d’Api, firefighters removed cracked stucco from the bell tower of the damaged Santa Maria della Misericordia church. Italy’s culture ministry said the quake damage to churches was being tallied by experts.
“Etna remains a dangerous volcano, and this country of ours is unfortunately fragile,” government undersecretary Vito Crimi said as he reported 10 people injured.
The most seriously injured was a 70-year-old man who fractured ribs and was undergoing surgery for chest injuries. A 71-year-old patient was being kept in hospital for observation, while others were treated and released, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Additionally, 18 other people went to local hospitals suffering from panic attacks or shock, news reports said.
One 80-year-old man was safely extracted from the rubble of his home, ANSA said, while a woman told state radio that her sister was pulled out from under a heavy armoire that had toppled. A ceiling collapsed in another house, and in other homes parts of exterior walls crumbled. Some stone walls along fields and local roads crumbled.
Etna, the largest of Italy’s three active volcanoes, has been particularly active since July. In recent days, Etna’s latest eruption has been shooting volcanic ash, heavy smoke and lava stones into the air, coating roads and homes nearby with ash. A new fracture has opened near Etna’s southeast crater and lava has been flowing down an uninhabited slope.
The quake was also felt in the upscale Sicilian resort town of Taormina and in other towns in eastern Sicily.
The Civil Protection agency said temporary shelters were being set up in gyms or municipal buildings for people whose houses were damaged or who were too frightened to return to their homes.
Similar volcanic activity on Etna has been observed many times in past decades, Andrea Billi, a geologist with the state National Council of Research, told RaiNews24.
This kind of activity “can last days or weeks,” he said, “but it’s unpredictable.”
Italy’s Civil Protection chief said it appeared the activity at Etna was calming down.
“From a scientific point of view, we’re dealing with an isolated event,” Angelo Borrelli told Sky TG24 TV. “The technical experts tell us we’re heading toward a cooling of the lava, and we ought to expect a quiescence of the phenomenon (of earthquakes).”
Some residents told reporters that after a similar quake in 1984 which killed a person, many on Mount Etna retrofitted their houses to enable them to withstand more powerful temblors. Source