Live forever, maybe by uploading your brain

May 4, 2015

At the eMerge Americas conference, Martine Rothblatt, PhD, CEO of United Therapeutics said she shares the beliefs of computer scientist Ray Kurzweil that tech advancements will ultimately enable humans to live forever. A first stage could include preserving a person’s brain in software after the body has died.

Rothblatt’s company does work in transplanting organs, and she said her experience in the field has shaped her views.

“In the future, when software does catch up with Kurzweil’s predictions, all of your thoughts and memories will be captured and stored by collecting data from your digital life,” Rothblatt added. […]

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