is Director of Outreach at the
Brain Preservation Foundation.
BPF has launched the Brain Preservation Technology Prize, to promote exploration of brain preservation technology in service of humanity. The Prize, presently $106,000, will be awarded in two parts. Part 1, 25% of the Prize purse, will be awarded to the first international team to successfully preserve, with complete preservation of synaptic structure, a whole mouse brain, via any technology. Part 2, 75% of the Prize purse, will go to the first team to successfully preserve a whole large animal brain in a manner that could also be adopted for humans in a hospital or hospice setting immediately upon clinical death. Preservation quality will be validated by careful EM imaging of samples taken from the entire preserved brain.
Ben is a fourth year Computer Science student at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently looking for co-op and intern opportunities.
His areas of interest within computer science include artificial intelligence and security.
Ben authored Deadlock: Thousand-Year Relationships, Advance Directives and Transhumanism, Caprica: Artificial Heavens, Why We Need to Cheat Darwin, The Policy Implications of Happiness Research, True Blood & the Darker Side of Enhancement, True Blood Season 3 and Morphological Freedom, Nip/Tuck: Ethics and Beauty, Caprica, Gamer, & Surrogates: Overlooked Benefits of Virtual Worlds, Terminator: Salvation and the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Someone to Watch Over Me, and No Exit. Read the full list of his publications!
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