Like a scene from the sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending, Humai Tech, a Los Angeles based technology firm, claims they are currently working on a way to bring the dead back to life. Prior to this time, Google and many other technology companies have been working on extending lifespan beyond our greatest imaginations, but raising the dead puts another interesting spin to the quest for life elongation.
The claim seems to stretch imagination to its limits, but information on the company’s website describes them as ‘AI company with a mission to reinvent the afterlife.” Does this lend credibility to the claim? Lets check out the facts.
What the fuss is about Humai Tech?
Humai Tech is planning to use artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store a person’s behavioral and speech patterns, conversational style, body functions, thought processes, and basically every other part of their make up. When computed, it would then be coded into multiple sensor technologies which would be built into an artificial body with the brain of the deceased.
Plus as the brain matures within the artificial body, the company said it would use nanotechnology to restore it to its original state and bring it back to life.
Now lets cut out all the techie jargon, this is simply like taking out the CPU of a broken down computer, cleaning it and re-inserting it into a new case. So the new computer has a shiny new case with a longer life span but with the whole information that was on the old one. You get now?
With the low life expectancy rate in Africa, this technology might just be as beneficial to us as its creators, even if not more. Who needs to worry about writing a will or hastily giving out their first daughter’s hand in marriage when there is sufficient to be bought?
Their claims have not been substantiated, but is likely not a publicity stunt and definitely a technology in the works. And the company didn’t readily make any prices or price ranges available. If an when it is eventually available, it might prove too expensive for the average man and even the averagely rich man to buy So the rich would just keep living longer. Or maybe a means to subsidize it would be made available so you and I can keep enjoying this sinful world way into our greyed 200s.
On January 27, 2021, Techpoint Africa will be hosting the brightest minds in decentralised finance/crypto at the Digital Currency Summit tagged “Building the money of the future” Click here for more details, registration and sponsorship.
Report: Millionaire West African startups” raised over $1.806 billion between 2010 and 2019, 97.9% of which went to Nigerian startups. Get a free overview and 50% purchase discount here.
Listen to Built in Africa, a podcast by Techpoint Africa