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A Los Angeles man’s alleged plan to resurrect the deceased using cryonics and artificial intelligence may be dead on arrival.
Multiple news outlets these week proclaimed that a company called Humai is developing methods that will get previously dead people up and walking within 30 years. But experts in the field say there’s no way Humai’s plan is feasible, and there’s some evidence the whole thing may be a hoax.
Humai founder and CEO Josh Bocanegra says the company will rely on advances in artificial technology, nanotechnology and cryonics — and some advanced planning from future dead people while they are still alive.
“We’ll first collect extensive data on our members for years prior to their death via various apps we’re developing. After death, we’ll freeze the brain using cryonics technology,” he told PopSci.com.”When the technology is fully developed we’ll implant the brain into an artificial body.”
Humai’s website is basically only a launch page with a request for emails while New Age music plays in the background.
However, Bocanegra told SeriousWonder.com that his plan will enhance what it means to be human, not just extend human life.
“I think the body has limitations and I don’t believe the body has evolved with the best possible functions,” he told SeriousWonder.com. “I think an artificial body will contribute more to the human experience. It will extend the human experience. So much so, that those who accept death will probably change their mind.”
Michael Maven, a British-based business consultant who has developed software that helps retain customers based on previous purchases, told HuffPost that Bocanegra’s idea is “damn near impossible.”
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