Nectome Brain Backup

Not quite as advanced as the “stacks” seen in Netflix’s Altered Carbon, but startup Nectome claims they can perfectly preserve human brains for use in the future when technology will enable them to transfer their consciousness to a computer. How? The company says that they will be able to survey the neural connections within the brain and reconstruct a person’s memories long after they have died. Two caveats: co-founder Robert McIntyrehe says the service is “100 percent fatal” for clients, since the brain has to be pumped full of embalming chemicals while still fresh and it will cost you $10,000 for the privilege. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an insane giant lighter.

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