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:
- Rich likes the space heater that doubles as an Etherium miner.
- Henry likes this story about the Experian exec who has been indicted for insider trading. Jun Ying sold his shares of the company after learning that they were about to announce a massive data breach.
- In honor of PI Day, Shahin points us to this site that looks for your birth date in the infinite string of PI digits.
Shahin also points us to the DroneHunter, which hunts for unauthorized drones and captures them. It’s a fully-autonomous air defense mechanism.