Human Resurrection Company

A new Australian company, Humai, has an ambitious goal. It wants to make people immortal. From its "vision" statement:

We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out. This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human. Using cloning technology, we will restore the brain as it matures.

So, you see, they'll use "artificial intelligence," "nanotechnology," "multiple sensor technologies," and "cloning." Simple.

If this company had been founded 100 years ago, they would have used buzzwords like "electro-galvanic processes" and "radium power." And they would have had about the same chances for success as today.

via TechRadar.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 30, 2015
     Category: Death

Any sales pitch for high-tech products with enough buzzwords in it will seem like a gift from the gods to the unsophisticated.

They're too late with the idea. This has been seen before as a Star Trek: Next Generation script - "The Schizoid Man."
Posted by KDP on 11/30/15 at 03:47 PM
You need to go back farther than that, KDP. The Twilight Zone had an episode of stuffing a consciousness into a new body and I'm sure there's some S/F print on the subject before that.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/01/15 at 01:05 AM
They're basically talking cyborgs -- a human brain in an artificial body.

Don't quote me on this, but I think the guy who wrote "The Phantom of the Opera" had a short story about creating one. (Don't ask me for his name or the year!)

There were a lot of stories about them in the 1950s. Some had great twists on the idea. Naturally, I can't remember the name of any of the stories at the moment.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/01/15 at 02:17 AM
Oh, yeah, now I think of the best example -- Daleks. Cloned brains in mechanical bodies.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/01/15 at 02:20 AM
They may also have run across a newer version, the "Safehold" series by David Weber, where the lead character is a PICA, a robot indistinguishable from a human and with a human's memories and thought processes downloaded into it, who has awoken in a society where humankind's only hope for survival is not to produce any high-tech noise that might attract the evil aliens from outer space.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/01/15 at 07:54 AM
Oh, they have a 100% chance of success. These businesses don't measure success by number of people made immortal, but by number of suckers attracted. And there's always one more sucker.
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/06/15 at 10:47 AM
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