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‘A company has announced its intention to resurrect the dead by storing their memories and using artificial intelligence to return them to life. In the future, of course.

Yeaaaaaah. What?

The company is called Humai, and at the moment, it is pretty sparse on details – and we’re still not sure it’s not a marketing ploy or a hoax. At any rate, the company says they want to store the “conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out” on a silicon chip using AI and nanotechnology, according to their website.’

Read more: Company Plans To Resurrect Humans With Artificial Intelligence By 2045



‘You’ve got the Lamborghini and the Learjet, the houses and quite possibly the palaces; Erdem designs your dresses and you’ve got heaps of diamonds. What next? Well, adornment can only take you so far: what good is that Lech heli-skiing pad when your knees are shot? What’s the point in building a multibillion-pound business when you’re unwittingly courting a heart attack? As technology evolves ever more rapidly, ultra high net worth individuals are turning their attention inward, investigating how to stall the ageing process, and spending serious money to load their dice against death.’

Read more: Survival of the richest: how London’s super-rich are trying to buy immortality



‘A homeless ex-soldier aged 82 died hours after he was evicted from his city centre squat.

Known only as George, he is believed to have passed away from bronchial pneumonia, a support group for veterans has revealed.

He had been living in a disused building in Manchester with 12 other homeless ex-servicemen before they were all evicted.

His ‘band of brothers’ walked with him to Salford Royal Hospital after he was taken ill and he died with four of them at his bedside.’

Read more: Homeless ex-soldier, 82, dies hours after being evicted from his squat in Manchester city centre



‘Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. It is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.

Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter.

He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our animal understanding.

Lanza says that we carry space and time around with us “like turtles with shells.” meaning that when the shell comes off (space and time), we still exist.’

Read more: Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death



‘Egyptian military forces have shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Gaza Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said on Thursday afternoon that the victim, identified as Firas Mohammad Miqdad, succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the abdomen by Egyptian naval forces.

There have been no details on the reasons why Egyptian forces opened fire on the 18-year-old Palestinian from the city of Rafah.

Another Palestinian also suffered gunshot wounds in the incident.’

Read more: Egyptian military forces shoot Gazan fisherman dead


‘Steve Jobs once asked the question: “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to spend it the way that you’re about to?”

If you sit in a quiet place and think deeply about this question, it becomes scary, yet liberating. Scary because one day everything we love and everything we’ve become attached to will cease to exist through our eyes. Liberating because realizing this fact motivates us to contemplate how we walk in our daily lives.

For most of us our life story seems to become, slowly and imperceptibly, one that is mass-produced, like a product off of an assembly line. We are born and we grow into playful toddlers filled with a vast imagination and endless laughter. As we continue to grow, we’re told to study hard and long.’

Read more: Death as an Advisor


Untitled (1)‘What really drives people to McDonald’s? It couldn’t be convenience. What’s convenient about food that causes lethargy, chronic fatigue and inflammation, leading people straight to the doctor? It couldn’t be price value either. An organic apple, banana and a side of carrot sticks are a fifth the price of a McDonald’s value meal. So what really drives people to the grease pits of McDonald’s? It’s not a great place to sit down, interact and enjoy the view. McDonald’s are loud, messy, hurried environments that often break out in violence.

In fact, McDonald’s is one of those places where you can keel over dead at a table and not be noticed for 24 hours. That’s exactly what happened recently in a McDonald’s outlet in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. Authorities are trying to identify the body of a homeless woman who was reported dead 24 hours after she entered the restaurant.’

Read more: Yes, you can DIE in a McDonald’s restaurant and not be noticed for 24 hours



‘A petrol-soaked man with a history of depression died from “severe burns,” but it remains unclear whether he ignited himself or caught fire as a result of being tasered by a police officer, an inquest has heard.

Andrew Pimlott, 32, was reportedly carrying a match or lighter when a police officer tasered him at his parents’ home in Devon two years ago.

On Monday, Plymouth Coroner’s Court heard that Pimlott’s father, Kevin, called the police after seeing him arrive at his parents’ home and picking up a can of fuel.’

Read more: Petrol-drenched man tasered by police died of ‘severe burns,’ inquest hears


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‘Over a decade ago, psychologists John Jost, Jack Glaser, Arie Kruglanski, and Frank Sulloway launched a far-reaching and in-depth analysis of politically conservative belief. Sweeping through the scientific literature, they sought to determine what psychological variables predicted conservatism. Their resulting meta-analysis consisted of 22,818 cases from twelve countries. What they found was intriguing, yet unsurprising. Conservatism was tied to a need for order, structure, and closure as well as intolerance of ambiguity. It negatively correlated with being open to new experiences.

One trait in particular led the pack, however, and this one was somewhat surprising. That trait? Death anxiety. That’s right. There was no stronger predictor of conservative political belief than a “persistent fear of one’s own mortality.”

Death is inevitable, a fate destined for all of us. Yet despite its universality, it is the ultimate unknown. We can peer into the distant reaches of space and time, yet we will almost certainly never see past our own mortality. Death is an end. As conscious, living beings, it is only natural to be afraid of it.’

Read more: What the Fear of Death Does to Your Beliefs



‘A girl taken away from her parents because they couldn’t control her eating has become one of the youngest victims of Britain’s obesity crisis by dying at the age of 20.

Samantha Packham weighed 40 stone when her heart stopped as she was being lifted in a hospital hoist in front of her horrified mum.

Despite three years in social services care, Samantha had failed to lose any weight – with one foster family even feeding her takeaway kebabs.’

Read more: 40-stone girl taken away from parents to stop her food binges dies aged 20 after three years in ‘care’ system

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