Sam Altman just paid a startup $10,000 to one day kill him — and preserve his brain

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Dying is for plebes. 

Paying a startup to euthanize you so that it can one day, maybe, bring back a digital copy of your mind? Now that's for tech kingmakers like Sam Altman. 

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According to MIT Technology Review, the president of Y Combinator Sam Altman is one of 25 people who have put down a $10,000 refundable deposit to join a waiting list at Nectome — a company whose sole purpose is "the goal of archiving your mind." There's just one, rather huge catch: They have to kill you first. Like, literally kill you.  Read more...

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