Company Looks to Freeze a Living Human Brain to “Resurrect” it by 2045

Company Looks to Freeze a Living Human Brain to “Resurrect” it by 2045
Science & Medicine

Would you freeze your brain for the chance to live again?

One company claims that by 2045, it will be able to resurrect the dead.

Entrepreneur Josh Bocanegra is the head of Humai, an artificial intelligence company that is aiming to “extend and enhance life” by freezing human brains for extended periods of time using cryonics.

But Bocanegra’s ultimate goal is to freeze someone’s brain before they die. It’s a lofty goal for a high school drop-out who once set up a dating company that allows singles to share a room for a week.

He says that if Humai can transplant a living brain into a bionic body, than it would “achieve a point where no one has to die at all.”

“The best-case scenario, however, would actually be to successfully transplant a live person’s brain to the bionic body… to achieve a point where no one has to die at all,” Bocanegra said.

He dismisses criticism of his mission by pointing out that “there are promising breakthroughs happening every year in neuroscience and biotechnology.”

One of the “breakthroughs” includes scientists’ claims to have created 99% of a human brain in the lab.

And as macabre as it sounds, a team of surgeons says it will perform the world’s first human head transplant in 2017.

Although those ‘advancements’ don’t compare when you read about how we’re working to create genetically modified humans and soldiers, or how a 2045 strategic social initiative displays a plan for what is touted as human immortality — first available to the wealthy elite of the world.

“We plan to implement [these breakthroughs] as we work towards performing the first surgical procedure of restoring and implanting a human brain to a new bionic body,” Bocanegra added. [1]

He has received plenty of skepticism since he announced in November 2015 his plan to turn humanity into the walking dead. Most scientists scoff at the idea, saying it’s implausible at best.

Although these scientists acknowledge that nothing is impossible, the Society for Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior called the concept “illogical.”

One viewpoint suggests that the human mind is not limited to the brain, but rather extends to different parts not typically associated with intelligence.

A London Interactive Society (LIS) member noted that putting a brain into another body “is not like changing the monitor of your PC.”

“There are lots of things to consider,” he said, including the cultural influences that help define who we are.

“Continuity would be broken,” said another LIS member. “That entity that people are trying to preserve just wouldn’t be there. There is something that will never be captured no matter how sophisticated technology gets.” [2]


[1] Express

[2] Buzzfeed