Humans have been trying to cheat death for centuries. But while this may have seemed like an impossible pipe dream, the evolution of technology is making it all the more possible that it’s only a matter of time before humans put their brains — or simply their consciousness — inside a robot body. Essentially, this could mean we’d live forever, and one company believes that time will come sooner than later.
Los Angeles-based startup Humai’s ultimate goal is to “extend and enhance human life,” Humai CEO and founder Josh Bocanegra told Medical Daily in an email. The company plans to do this by using artificial technology and nanotechnology to save data about a person’s “conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes, and information about how [their] body functions from the inside-out,” according to the Humai website. Once it has collected everything it needs to know about who you were as a person, it can then begin building a robot body for your brain to live in after you die, effectively bringing you “back to life.”
“We want to use cryonics to preserve the brain and then use nanotechnology to repair the brain before implanting it to a bionic body,” Bocanegra said. “We have great ideas for how we can accomplish this but the details must be reserved until we conduct the research and run tests needed to come up with a strategy we're confident with. However, we aim to build the technology soon enough to bypass the death process and perform brain transplants before most of us die. ”