A Startup Pitched A ‘Mind Uploading’ Service, But It’s 100% FATAL
There’s never been anything quite like Nectome. And the startup accelerator Y Combinator, known for supporting audacious companies, will soon be pitched the idea of a “mind uploading service” that is 100% fatal.
Nectome is a preserve-your-brain-and-upload-it company. The process will kill the person who undergoes the mind uploading service and that’s the only way it can work. But Nectome feels that this isn’t a morality issue citing California’s two-year-old End of Life Option Act, which permits doctor-assisted suicide for terminal patients, and believes its service will be legal. The product is “100 percent fatal,” says McIntyre. “That is why we are uniquely situated among the Y Combinator companies.”
Canada’s Conservatives challenge Trudeau’s Liberals with campus free speech plan
When Tomasz Kmiec needed ideas for making Canadian college campuses a friendlier place for free speech, he didn’t stay at home in Alberta.
The member of Parliament flew across North America to network and look for solutions to the issue at Students for Liberty’s LibertyCon in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
As the 36-year-old deputy shadow minister for finance for the “official opposition,” Kmiec is helping Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer campaign on a campus free-speech platform to take back the government from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
World War I Colorized Combat Footage Is Epic
World War I, also laughably known as the War to End All Wars, began in Europe on 28 July 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the war was fought until 11 November 1918.
Although four years doesn’t seem like a long war in relation to today’s perpetual conflicts, it was massive in scale, spanning multiple continents. Over 70 million troops took part, making it one of the largest wars in history.
On climate change and disclosure, Canadian businesses must embrace the inevitable
Last month, the federal government released its draft legislation to institute a minimum price on carbon. Starting in 2019, businesses in every province will have to pay for the carbon they emit into the atmosphere, whether it’s through a provincial system or a federal “backstop.” This is a clear signal that carbon pricing is here to stay. Any kind of backtracking would require major, synchronized, and controversial policy changes by multiple levels of government. On top of that, carbon pricing is now a clear global trend; China just rolled out the first phase of the largest carbon market in the world.
Where The Right And Left Differ: Standards
The Left functions as a series of methods: treat everyone equally, and because this is the right method, some form of ideal will result, a type of Utopia or progress.
The Right, on the other hand, derives principles from past action and applies those only where they fit within the framework of working toward a goal, namely excellence and the transcendentals — “the good, the beautiful, and the true” — of traditional society.