RFHPC185: Immortality through Mind Archival

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes off the supercomputing rails a bit with a discussion on digital immortality.

A new company called Nectome will reportedly archive your mind for future uploading to a machine.

We’re building the next generation of tools to preserve the connectome. Our ultimate ambition is to keep your memories intact for the future.

While the price of $10K seems reasonable enough, they do have to kill you to complete the process.

In this Ted Talk video, Sebastian Seung from Nectome describes how the company plans to save your mind.

After that, we do our Catch of the Week:

Shahin also points us to the DroneHunter, which hunts for unauthorized drones and captures them. It’s a fully-autonomous air defense mechanism. 

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