Tag: MIT

Major VC Firm President Paid $10,000 to Preserve His Brain After Death

Sam Altman, the president at Y Combinator, one of the largest early-stage technology venture capital firms globally, has paid $10,000 to preserve his brain and potentially upload his memories to the cloud after his death. Earlier this week, MIT Technology Review reported about a startup that is providing a mind-uploading service through a process that is 100 percent fatal. In a nutshell, Nectome’s mind uploading service is a post-mortem process …
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MIT Creates Delayed Vaccination Capsules

Ever since vaccinations were discovered to be incredibly effective in preventing contagious and dangerous diseases, the medical community has tried to broaden the range of preventative measures and make existing ones even more effective. Currently, vaccination schedules can span months or years and require multiple injections which can be stressful for patients. Engineers and researchers at MIT may have changed all that by inventing a 3-D fabrication method for vaccinations. MIT …
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This New Robot Navigates Crowds With Relative Ease

Most people look at robots as an invasive form of technology. After all, surely they are out to take our jobs sooner or later and will only cause more problems as time moves along. MIT has come up with a new robot that politely nudges crowds when necessary to move along. That is quite an unusual form of technology, although it also makes a lot of sense. Especially when robots are used …
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MIT’s Cheetah 3 Robot can Help Save Human Lives in Emergency Situations

MIT has a track record of building new and cool robots. Over the past few years, we have seen engineers come up with some crazy ideas, all of which are viable in the long run. The new Cheetah 3 robot is designed to save human lives. Most people will be familiar with this four-legged robot, as we have discussed on this website before. Having a real use case for such a …
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