STEPHEN HAWKING'S BRAIN PRESERVED BY SCIENCE AND STILL ABLE TO COMMUNICATE VIA A MODIFIED SPEECH SYNTHESIZER
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STEPHEN HAWKING'S BRAIN PRESERVED BY SCIENCE AND STILL ABLE TO COMMUNICATE VIA A MODIFIED SPEECH SYNTHESIZER https://youtu.be/egHsaS6Uh1I?t=7s Before his passing the late Stephen Hawking donated his body to science. Scientists and surgeons working at Johns Hopkins Medical Center's neuroscience department have preserved Hawking's brain and kept it alive since his passing. In a breakthrough medical procedure they have successfully interfaced Mr. Hawking's brain with a two-way audio-visual computer called the "iBrain." The iBrain allows the late Dr. Hawking to continue conversation in a way similar to the device he used while his body was alive. Using a modified version of his advanced speech synthesizer, Mr. Hawking's brain is still conscious and able to communicate with the researchers. "It's a miracle of medical science," said Dr. Frank Stein. "We have successfully preserved the consciousness of Mr. Hawking beyond the grave. As long as we can keep the proper nutrients to his brain and remove the metabolic waste products Mr. Hawking's consciousness will remain viable and able to communicate. "The post-mortem speech synthesis is more realistic than the patient's en vivo use of the equipment," Dr. Stein added. "This conversation is just as realistic in his death as when his body was alive. It's better than a medical Ouija board. It's miraculous!" Researchers say that even though severed from his body Dr. Hawking's brain is fully aware and still able to feel emotions. Mr. Hawking has told the researchers it feels like he is still alive in his body, and he cannot percieve the separation of his brain from the body. Critics from various Christian denominations have compared the medical procedure to necromancy and witchcraft. Rev. Ken Porky of the "Answers in Gnosis" ministry compared the procedure to ancient King Saul summoning the departed spirit of Samuel the Prophet. When asked about his feelings over being able to communicate beyond death, Mr. Hawking replied, "I suppose there is life after death after all."