The Dummy System is like this and treated as a Dangerous Forbidden Technique , essentially a simulated pilot that's used when Shinji refuses to kill Touji. How bad is it? Well Rei has to take a look in Rebuild of Evangelion since she is the model for is and even she is disturbed by it. Once he actually did it, Melina did not agree. Subverted in the Cowboy Bebop episode "Brain Scratch. Comic Books. In the British comic Rogue Trooper a AD stablemate to Judge Dredd , three of the protagonist's squadmates were uploaded to chips on their death and integrated into his equipment.
These personality-saving "biochips" are actually an integral feature of all Genetic Infantrymen; they're meant to be recovered in case of death and installed in newly-cloned bodies. Of course, the chip has to be recovered and placed into a slot in the G. Judge Dredd has them as well, though they're huge when they're introduced. One strip in The Simping Detective has disposable variants as a plot point. In The Avengers : The Vision 's personality is based on an upload of Wonder Man's personality — though in practice, the two of them have never really acted very much alike.
Not that this prevents him from angsting about it, of course. While the Avengers rescue her before the process could finish and kill her , Jocasta ends up with enough of Janet's personality to later turn on him and join the Avengers. Ultron himself is Ret-Conned as having originated with a botched download by mentally-unstable Henry Pym's all-too-flawed engrams. Willow, one of the main characters, uploads herself to take over the new government's main computer. In the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, this accidentally occurs to Professor Honeycutt; while testing out his Menta-wave helmet which granted its user psychic and telekinetic abilities a bolt of lightning caused his consciousness to be transferred to the body of his robot SAL.
In the cartoon based on the book , this later on allows him to copy his consciousness between computers, allowing him to survive his own heroic sacrifice. In Transmetropolitan , people can destructively vacate their bodies, using their chemical energy to bootstrap a cloud of nanomachines that then houses their consciousness.
This being Transmet , they've formed their own weird subculture. Adam Warren's version of the Dirty Pair has this as a common technology, which plays a role in several of the plots — such as when a rogue agent uses an emergency backup of Yuri's mind and DNA to grow his own Evil Twin to send at the originals. Iron Man : Tony Stark being the tech geek he is, he couldn't resist the temptation to make a back-up of his brain on a portable hard drive.
Came in handy after he ended up wiping his mind at the end of the Worlds Most Wanted arc. As the comic progresses, he slowly gets corrupted by a rogue virus girl program. The virus turns out to be an amalgam of the various test subjects for the brain uploading research that went into Tony Stark 2. Note that Tony Stark didn't perform any of the unethical and torturous research, he merely stole it from the Super Villains , Corrupt Corporations and Government Conspiracies that did.
Then this trope became a Chekhov's Gun when after Lyonard got Killed Off for Real or, more precisely, got devolved into the monstrous Lyozard and then got killed off and Uno downloaded the data version of his brain into a superpowered, of course bionic body. Fortunately, he was hooked up to the Chief's computer at the time, and his intelligence was downloaded on a disk. Once he figured out what happened, he was able to return to his body, though he was pretty freaked out by the entire process.
Originally, they were members of the other 12 tribes but after uploading their consciousnesses into new cybernetic bodies were treated as a new group. Savage Dragon featured a number of characters with Power Armor who had previously downloaded their brainwaves into the suit, allowing them to continue fighting long after death. Quetzacoatl in Tom Strong has destructive brain scanning technology. A laser is used to destructively read a person's brain. In the comic reboot of The Jetsons , Rosie the maid is actually the Jetson's grandmother, who uploaded her mind and memories into a robotic body when her body started failing.
In the future society of Spiritus , convicted criminals have their consciousness uploaded to android bodies programmed to perform manual labor. Doctor Aphra : Rur was part of an immortality-seeking Jedi sect who tried to upload himself into a droid. Unfotunately, all he did was copy his mind into the machine, which then believed itself the real Rur and killed the imposter. It's later found and reactivated, even getting into a fight with Darth Vader being being unceremoniously removed and put into storage. Legends of the Dead Earth : In Superman Annual 8, the League of Supermen is mentored and advised by a copy of Superman's consciousness created by computer drones prior to his being killed by Doomsday.
Superman communicates with the League in the form of a Hologram in their headquarters. In Superman: The Man of Steel Annual 5, Lex Luthor has managed to live for thousands of years by transferring his consciousness into clone bodies. The current clone, Luthor the 60th, is elderly and decrepit and is preparing to make the transfer to a new, much younger clone. He notes that it becomes more difficult to transfer each time.
In the Supergirl Annual 1 story "The Surrogate", a young tooljerk named Cryssia is hooked up to a wave amplifier which connects her mind to an invulnerable robot body on the surface of Praxis IX, a planet with a predominantly methane atmosphere and a surface temperature close to 1, degrees, so that its platinum reserves can be mined. However, almost as soon as she is connected, Cryssia's entire consciousness is transferred to the robot body.
Having been told by the scientist who subjected her to this treatment that the mass of the robot body can be reformed at will, Cryssia transforms it into a giant, golden version of Supergirl with the ability to fly. In her childhood, her parents had told her stories of Supergirl's legendary exploits on Old Earth and she had always imagined herself as the hero. Cryssia uses her new body to destroy the space station orbiting Praxis IX and kill the scientist who did this to her. Although her original body is destroyed, the process that transferred her consciousness to the robot body was irreversible.
He was able to upload his consciousness in his Iron Man suit due to his brain having prolonged exposure to the Infinity Gem in it. With all the gems he later created a new body for himself and uploaded himself in it. In the Portal fanfic Blue Sky , it's revealed that Wheatley used to be a human, too. The main plot of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic Friendship is Optimal involves humans uploading to the virtual world of Equestria, which is presented as a utopia compared to Earth. Mass Effect Human Revolution : Discussed and subverted in chapter 28 - Shepard's Soul Catcher has everything that should be needed to reconstruct her, and yet doesn't actually have her.
He took out the hexagonal chip from his coat, the Soul Catcher that contained Shepard 's memories, her mind, her skills The 6th Day features a way of making copies of a person mind that can be uploaded into clone bodies. Unfortunately as uploading is often done after death you get memories of dying. Deconstructed in the film Advantageous. Gwen, the protagonist, loses her job as a corporate spokesperson due to age and racial discrimination, just as the company that's firing her is perfecting Brain Uploading technology. In order to support her daughter, she asks to be put into a younger body and return to her job as the company's spokesperson.
The technology is still in its infancy. When the newer, younger Gwen feels disconnected and distant from her daughter, she finds out that she wasn't "uploaded" so much as "photocopied". Fragments of Gwen's memories and experiences were put into a new host body and blended with the host's personality; in short the original Gwen is dead, and the new spokesperson is an entirely new being.
Avatar : The planet is revealed to have a nervous system which the Na'vi have evolved the ability to interface with, allowing them to "upload and download" memories, which they believe to be a spiritual connection with nature and the afterlife. The Na'vi are even able to transfer a mind between bodies, though it is clearly not something to attempt frivolously since they link the whole tribe at once for the ritual at a "nerve center" they consider sacred.
In Chappie , Chappie uploads Deon's consciousness into a Scout whilst the latter is dying from a gunshot wound, and then later uploads Yolandi's consciousness into another custom-built Scout after she'd died. Chappie also gets around the problem of his low battery by uploading himself into a discarded Scout body nearby. Arnim Zola, the scientist from Captain America: The First Avenger , succumbed to disease in the s, forcing him to upload his mind to a computer system but in his case it only helped him as he is able to aid the modern HYDRA, which he revived as a shadow organization within the US government, execute their plan without the restrictions of age slowing him down in the sequel.
Also, since this happened back when computers were still reel to reel, his brain requires a truly massive amount of storage space, in both the literal sense and the technological sense. An odd case in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rather than a human attempting to upload their mind from a body into a computer, it's Ultron, a computer program, attempting to upload his mind from the network into a specially-designed body. Later, Tony and Bruce try to upload J. Overdrawn at the Memory Bank called it a "dopple" as in doppelganger.
Once your brain was uploaded to a spinning cube you could take a vacation and experience life as an animal. Aaron Fingle's dopple was botched when the technicians lost his body and were forced to upload his consciousness to a mainframe as an interim solution. The film indicated he had a limited amount of time before his consciousness degraded to the point of non-functionality. It wasn't really made clear if this was a function of the transfer, the inability of his body to continue function without the mind or some other factor, but then again it was a made for TV movie aired on PBS.
It was also lampooned on MST3K. Mike: Hooray for socks! Accelerando by Charles Stross has uploads; they're legally the same person as their predecessor—to prevent people from running up huge debts, copying themselves, and then committing suicide—and work by neural simulation. Cats vs. Robots : This is what the Singularity Chip is capable of.
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The Wengrods use it to copy Obi's brain into a robot body. The Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space universe has both neural "alpha-level" and behavioral "beta-level" uploads. Alpha-level uploads are considered sentient in their own right, and when they're first developed constructing them kills the human in question. Even after nondestructive scans become possible, destructive alpha-level scans achieve a higher resolution and a more accurate simulation of the mind they are based upon.
Most people prefer nondestructive uploads with periodic updates, for obvious reasons. It's also implied that it takes a certain strength of will and personality to become an upload Later systems presumably had this bug ironed out, though it is never explicitly mentioned. Beta-level simulations are generally not considered sentient, although a particularly good beta-level simulation that was trained over a very long period of time may well appear sentient if you don't know any better, to the point where it may as well be considered an AI.
When plugged in, it acts like an AI. Later, more complete uploads can be made with the advent of more complex storage and simulation systems. In Dragon Bones Oreg had a variant of this done to him. His father gave him a bowl of soup that made him fall asleep, and when Oreg woke up, he was castle Hurog. He feels it if the castle is damaged, can see everything in it, and can make doors lead to places where they shouldn't be able to lead, such as directly from a cave deep under the castle to the protagonist's bedroom.
He does have a body, which is not his actual body, but a magical copy that his father gave him because "it amused him" - this fact enabled all owners of castle Hurog to inflict pain on Oreg if they wished to punish him. And it is implied that many of them wished to do so. Made worse by the fact that Oreg can't commit suicide, only his current owner can kill him. One of the main characters in The Android's Dream by John Scalzi is the uploaded personality of Brian, the protagonist's high-school friend, who brain-scanned himself as a prank just before graduating, and then died in combat shortly thereafter.
Brian eventually discovers that many of the events in the book have been orchestrated by another uploaded personality, who's been around for about a century. Unlike Brian, her brain was scanned while she was old and the technology was still in its infancy. In fact, the strain ended up killing her, but the Virtual Ghost lived on. Despite thinking of himself as "Dick" or "Richard", he's very clear on being a different person than the original Feynman. He also takes considerable advantage of the increased processor power he finds, duplicating himself many times and eventually becoming a sort of guardian to the entire Earth.
In Tad Williams 's Otherland series, the villains plan to upload their minds to the Otherland network and commit suicide to avoid duplication problems. It fails; however, Orlando finds himself uploaded to the network after his apparent death , and it eventually transpires that the version of Paul Jonas who's been appearing throughout the series is an upload; after his Heroic Sacrifice , the main characters meet his physical counterpart.
Sellars does this in the end, too.
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The central premise of the Takeshi Kovacs series by Richard K. Morgan is that computer technology has advanced to the point where everyone has their brain backed up on cortical stacks and most any middle class consumer can afford a new body after a while mortgages and re-sleeving insurance policies are common making the price an apparent contrast with that of a house , creating effective immortality open to the mass market. Bodies are referred to as "sleeves" and society as a whole doesn't value life as much since you only suffer 'Real Death' if your cortical stack is destroyed — and cortical stacks are heavily armored.
They can be destroyed, but it takes a good deal of effort to do so. Anything short of massive firepower, enormously high temperatures or nanomachine-induced disintegration won't so much as scratch them. Cortical stacks commonly survive incidents of incredible violence that leave the bodies scattered over several square metres. The Footprints of God by Greg Iles has memory uploading using a super MRI to scan the brain, and uploading the resulting model into a computer.
The uploaded person is fully connected to the Internet, and able to learn things in seconds. The person being uploaded is a billionaire with a god complex. Guess what happens. Later he's given a pseudo-organic body by other even Sufficiently More Advanced Aliens. Fool's War by Sarah Zettel appears to have brain uploading technology.
In actuality, it just has AIs who've figured out how to download themselves into human bodies — the uploading process doesn't work on anyone who started their life as human. In the strange society depicted in Iain M. Banks 's book Feersum Endjinn , when a person dies their mind is automatically uploaded by organic systems in their brain not implants; they grow there naturally implying they are germ-line genetic engineering.
They then get downloaded into physical bodies again the first seven deaths, then spend their next eight rebirths solely in a virtual reality. Then they die for good. Nondestructive uploads can also be made, and their experiences reintegrated at a later date. This allows for the possibility of people uploading copies of themselves to have a passionate affair in a suitably private virtuality, and then redownload the experiences into their minds and fully appreciate them later without interfering with work or family life.
In Destination: Void by Frank Herbert , the entire purpose of the apparently impossible, deliberately crippled interstellar colonization mission is determined by the crew to be to force them to create because they are doomed to die if they don't , beyond the reach of the disaster that would likely ensue, an artificial intelligence beyond the capacity of a human brain. This is done by first building a physical analog of a human brain, but with several times the complexity, then once it has displayed the necessary capabilities, uploading the mind of one of the creators into it, and parts of the personalities of the others.
This results in the creation of a god, like in all Frank Herbert books. This is the entire plot of Circuit of Heaven by Dennis Danvers. Those who chose to remain behind live in a Crapsack World where everything's been abandoned. They are allowed to temporarily visit their relatives within The Bin, doing a temporary brain uploading. Several works by Robert J. Sawyer explore this trope: The Terminal Experiment has a scientist scan and copy his mind three times, to run an experiment: One is left without knowledge of mortality to simulate immortality, another is stripped of all physical sense, to explore a disembodied afterlife, and one is left unaltered as a control.
This soon goes horribly wrong as they escape onto the internet and one starts killing people. The short story Identity Theft also deals with some of the ramifications of this. One of them being, if a second copy of a person is made and you destroy one of them, is it murder? Mindscan was built upon Identity Theft where it has this being commercialized. Rich people get what's essentially a super MRI that creates a perfect duplicate of the brain at the time and it gets uploaded into an android body. The originals then retire to a lunar colony that's extra-legal and the androids will claim to be the humans and designed to look like them at their peak of life.
The book then revolves over What Measure Is A Nonhuman as one android version has to fight over her personhood. Red Planet Blues portrays a Martian colony where this technology is commonplace and normal. The few people who object on the grounds that a copied mind is soulless, are seen as weird. Anyone with enough Whuffie can backup themselves at will, a restore is made using a clone body. Since the process is so easy and basically free, it's common for people to swap their body for a clone-and-restore for things like the common cold.
In Star Wars Legends : There is an alien species that likes uploading the minds of prisoners and putting them through some kind of programming to make them AIs for small fightercraft and various systems in their ships. We're never shown or told what this does to the minds, but Luke thinks they're all suicidal. A later book had the dying Jedi boyfriend of a character willingly going through this with that same technology, though without the reprogramming, and being put into a Ridiculously Human Droid.
The result was basically a human-looking droid who answered to the same name and had the right memories and personality, but couldn't touch the Force and didn't feel any angst when captured and given a restraining bolt. General consensus was that doing this had been a mistake. There was also a Jedi character who'd uploaded herself into a spaceship somehow; the end of the book had droidboy getting destroyed and his girlfriend committing suicide while leaving her body intact so that spaceship girl could inhabit it.
Droidboy and his girlfriend are mentioned by no other authors. The Culture has brain uploading as a matter of course; human mindstates get scanned and transmitted out of danger. Ken MacLeod 's Fall Revolution books have it as well, with brain backups, or minds that get copied from brain to computer and back to brain. Vernor Vinge : The short story "The Cookie Monster" has a decidedly unethical variant; a scientist uploads his students and employees into a simulated computer environment without their knowledge and uses them to do tasks that require a human mind at computer speeds, and "resets" them after a set period a day for tech help, months for researchers, etc.
It's not revealed whether "reintegration" with their real-world counterparts is possible, though as two of the protagonists are copies of the same person and another is a copy of someone who was murdered after upload, it's definitely not possible for all of them. Discussed in the novella " True Names " as a possible solution to Erythrina's health problems—the possibility is remote, but not necessarily completely out-of-reach. Peter F. Hamilton : Edenists in the The Night's Dawn Trilogy universe upload themselves to the neural strata brain of living habitats at the moment of their deaths.
Notably, the individual's consciousness only exists as a discrete entity for a few decades before it is absorbed into the habitat's gestalt personality. Also, souls objectively exist. They are distinct from a person's consciousness and are not uploaded. In his Commonwealth Saga , humanity developed an artificial intelligence, the SI, in the 22nd century.
It set out on its own and took over an uninhabited planet, but still maintains cordial, if slightly inscrutable, relations with humanity in the s, when the story takes place. It's become something of a trend for people, especially rich types concerned with their legacy, to upload themselves to the SI when they die. Which, thanks to rejuvenation and re-life technology, is entirely voluntary. ANA is the official government of Earth, definitely the most powerful faction in the human Greater Commonwealth, and possibly one of the most powerful physical or semi-physical factions in the galaxy.
Important uploaded folks maintain organic bodies in storage for when they need to interact with physical humans or aliens. Less important people can have a body cloned for them upon request if they want to stretch their legs. Few do. ANA is explicitly recognized as a stepping stone for humanity on the path to going post-physical This happens to Lia Kahn in Skinned by Robin Wasserman. Rachel, one of the protagonists, has a friend who gets transferred into nanites and dies as a result of the power loss when the Net goes down, although it's stated that she might be revived if the power returns and she'd had a good memory storage system installed.
The nanites are regarded as being people, but one of the problems mentioned with the procedure is that it 'locks' the person at the mental and physical age they were when it was done, meaning that the friend is stuck as a teenager for the rest of her life. Greg Egan loves this trope and the philosophical questions it poses: In "Learning to Be Me", children are fitted with a "jewel" — a small solid-state computer that monitors all brain activity and emulates it, guiding or forcing a slaved AI to be a mental clone of the growing child.
As middle age approaches, it is traditional to have the failing grey goo scooped out of your skull and let the jewel take over. If you are the failing grey goo, you have a horrible dilemma to face — but are you absolutely sure you aren't the jewel? Permutation City centers around the topic of brain uploading. In it simulations, including environments such as cities, are created for people who create virtual clones of themselves. For research purposes the protagonist himself uploads his brain multiple times, yet the virtual clones kept killing themselves so he chooses to make an experiment.
Its Spiritual Successor Diaspora is in a world where most of the population are uploaded minds who live in robotic shells, virtual-reality environments, or both. This gives them great control over their own minds: xenobiologists can make alien copies of their consciousnesses to act as emissaries and translators, artists can loan out their sense of aesthetics, space travelers can slow their perceptions and suspend their capacity for boredom, and so on.
By the second part of the book, most characters are the "descendants" of uploaded individuals and have never been organic. Schild's Ladder and Incandescence are in a far-future civilization where people can copy or transfer their minds between organic and cybernetic chassis at their convenience; space travel is usually done by commissioning a new body on the destination planet and then beaming the mind over.
Oddly, Schild's Ladder mentions some Fantastic Racism against people who exist entirely in virtual reality, but the notion that they would try to assimilate the entire universe into a computational medium is mocked as a goofy conspiracy theory. Jenna Fox wakes up after being in a coma and finds out she is only a clone of herself. A destructive variation happens to the main character of Loop , by Koji Suzuki, where he volunteers to messily get himself uploaded to a virtual reality to save the world from super-cancer The Strugatsky Brothers ' Noon: 22nd Century includes a short story, in which the brain uploading technology is first attempted on a dying genius's brain.
This procedure involves shutting down an area for miles lest any EM emissions interfere with the process. For the same reason, perpetual rain clouds are induced in the area to block solar radiation. The containers for the mind are large buildings full of gel.
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This makes one character to wonder if everyone will take up as much space after an upload. The other character thinks that anyone else's mind will probably fit into a suitcase. While she is able to communicate with him and grant him some of her Psychic Powers , the process will ultimately kill Jake.
They travel to a Dark Templar world where priests record memories of still-living Protoss onto Khaydarin crystals. This is different from what is done by the Khala-worshiping Protoss, who have specialized individuals known as Preservers, who store entire consciousnesses not just memories in their heads, "uploaded" through the Hive Mind at the moment of death. Zamara is the last Preserver. The goal is to put Zamara's consciousness onto one such crystal.
Unfortunately, Zamara realizes that the Dark Templar only copy memories , not entire individuals. However, the unusually large crystal they use not only manages to contain the entire consciousness of a Preserver but also that of a Dark Archon who threatens to destroy everything. In the Animorphs series, there is one book in which a species of intelligent birds on the Hork-Bajir homeworld have the technology to create computer-backups of a person's mind, which can be inserted into someone else's brain after the original's death, to temporarily share their body.
The Andalite female Aldrea was stored in this way. In the Ellimist Chronicles the ellimist is captured by a creature the size of a moon, who can absorb memories of any being it entangled. He eventually breaks free by downloading all the memories into himself. The trope appears again later when he starts making copies of himself, until he has become an entire starfleet.
The copies never branch off to become separate people, however, as their minds are always in contact with each other via ship-to-ship communication. In Robert A. Heinlein 's Future History series, specifically Time Enough for Love and its sequels, this capability is identified as part of the medical rejuvenation technology used in cases of extreme physical deterioration, wherein a human being's brain is scanned and uploaded to a computer while a new one is cloned; said clone then has the saved brain downloaded back into it. The same technology is used in reverse when the computer Minerva decides to become human — she creates a composite clone body and downloads herself into it once it's mature.
While not computerized, characters in the Skulduggery Pleasant Universe can sleep for three nights with a gemstone called an echo stone beside them, and thereby imprinting it with their personality and memories. It then generates a hologram which can also talk, but is still immaterial. The stone needs to be recharged by putting it in its cradle, which takes about a year.
Max Barry's Machine Man has the main character, Dr. Charles Neumann, eventually end up as this. Discussed in The Biology of Star Trek. Athena Andreadis's general conclusion is "it's theoretically possible assuming a ludicrous amount of highly reliable data storage, but if it could be done, it's very likely you would go insane". Once as a destructive upload forced on an unwilling victim, and in a later story as an emergency measure to save the mind of someone badly injured with little hope of survival.
Uploading is a recurring theme in Robert Reed 's works: The short story Finished features a destructive form of brain uploading, called "finishing". The patient is immersed in a tub of microscopic machines, which infiltrate the body and begin to scan and record everything while destroying the tissue to power themselves.
The scanned brain is then downloaded into a robotic body designed to mimic human appearance. However, because the scan is only of a few seconds of brain activity and because of the non-rewritable nature of the robotic brain, emotions recorded when someone is "finished" remain lingering for the rest of the time they remain alive in their artificial body. So if someone is finished on a good day, they'll always be in a fairly good mood.
If they are finished while terminally ill or suffering, they'll be suffering for hundreds of years. The Winemaster had tens of thousands of people upload their minds into tiny, fantastically fast robotic bodies. Brain Uploading became an illegal activity in the United States after a number died due to heavy atoms from cosmic rays destroying their minds, and uploaded minds are considered to not be living entities - as almost none of the current transhuman individuals were originally even human , instead being artificially built to resemble humans.
The story follows a group of transhuman individuals fleeing the destruction of their shielded enclave in a Buick, which functions as a Generation Ship because of how fast the transhumans live. Staying Behind , a short story by Ken Lui. This has caused the collapse of civilisation because most people chose to live forever in digital form, and those who refuse are left in a Scavenger World with little to offer their children. In Rats, Bats and Vats , this turns out to be something that can be done with Rats and Bats, which are Uplifted Animals created by installing neural cyberware called "soft-cyber" in series into genetically engineered animals; because their memories and personalities are ultimately rooted in the soft-cybers, extracting the implants and then re-installing them in a new brain allows them to be resurrected.
In the sequel novel, Ariel, a rattess, gets killed by the now openly-hostile Korozhet and has her soft-cyber installed into a mindwiped human woman; their intention was to question her, but things got out of hand. While she's not entirely comfortable in the new body, she gets over it quite quickly; she can finally take her Interspecies Romance with her human cohort, Fitzurgh, to a physical level as a result.
In SA Swann's Apotheosis series, Residents of Salmagundi all have their minds uploaded into the Hall of Minds at or immediately before their deaths, for later downloading by their descendants. In The Nexus Series : Several attempts were made to upload someone to a computer brain. One was reduced to reciting poetry endlessly, while another was an American billionaire who decided he was a god afterwards and had to be destroyed before he crashed the entire grid. We soon learn that Su-Yong Shu is the first successful upload of a person to a quantum computer system, which was done as a last ditch effort to save her life after an assassination attempt.
Part of the reason why she hasn't gone like the rest is because she also has a clone body running Nexus 5 that can interact with her stored consciousness. After this body is killed however In The Quantum Thief -trilogy most of the humanity live as Gogols, mind uploads that can be copied and modified for different tasks as their superiors see fit, in planet-sized gubernya diamond brains of the Sobornost upload collective.
Meanwhile, Earth has been taken over by out of control nanotech, which absorbs and contains human minds, but doesn't give them embodiments, resulting in centuries of sensory deprivation, and most often insanity. Finally, a rival upload collective, the Zoku, imprint their minds on quantum states of matter that can't be copied, embracing the unpredictability principle of the quantum mechanics that the Sobornost abhor. Their minds were transferred into the body of miniature robots so that Dorchin could use them as advertising test subjects.
Angell, the great dark secret of Reconstructed civilization is that since the mind recordings are analog, people lose memories every time they are backed up, and usually don't even realize it has happened. The destructive uploading process is also notoriously unreliable, and many humans don't survive even in electronic form. There is no FTL in any form, so they take a person with eidetic memory, upload his brain, and broadcast it to the other guys. The other planet grows a body for him, learns about Earth, teaches him everything about itself, and sends his mind back. Several The History of the Galaxy novels deal with this.
Over time, an AI would learn from the pilot and even adopt some of the pilot's personality traits. One novel involves a lead designer putting an extremely-complex AI module into a new series of serv-machines with a lot more Data Crystal. All the members of that battalion end up dying in battle.
However, their machines are recovered, repaired, and reused. Over time, the AIs end up resurrecting the personalities of the dead pilots. Later in-universe chronology novels deal with the implications of the Imported Alien Phlebotinum called "logr". A logr is a small Data Crystal that's also an incredibly powerful computer.
They were specifically designed millions of years ago to preserve the minds of dead Logrians after death in a fully-functional virtual world. Once humans get their hands on the tech, the implications are staggering. No one needs to die permanently anymore. They can survive in their own private world. Additionally, reliable cloning tech means that Resurrective Immortality could become a reality.
This, though, is clamped down on, as it presents so many legal issues e. Ultimately, a solution is found by sending volunteers to faraway worlds to settle them and start brand-new lives. There's also a very real fear of Immortality Immorality , as evidenced by the Harammins , whose Immortal Quota has ruled a stagnant empire for 3 million years by using this tech.
The main character of the "John Mitchell St. Ivo" story arc has his mind uploaded into that of an identical-looking android after being fatally wounded by a security bot. In one novel, he has to constantly prove his right as a sentient being, as most just assume he's a run-of-the-mill self-learning bot who don't qualify as sentient beings in this 'verse, for the most part. Later on, his android body is damaged, so his "crystal sphere" is plugged into that of a Humongous Mecha instead thanks to Plug 'n' Play Technology.
By the end of the arc, he grows an appropriately-aged clone for himself and downloads his mind into it. In Sergey Lukyanenko 's Line of Delirium , Resurrective Immortality called aTan anti-Thanatos is achieved by first performing an excruciatingly-painful molecular scan for the Matter Replicator and implanting the person with a "neural net", which appears to be a series of brain implants with a Subspace Ansible. According to the official story, at the moment of death, the net beams the total sum of the person's knowledge including the memory of dying into the aTan Corporation's databanks.
If the person's resurrection has been paid always in advance , the nearest aTan facility replicates a new body based on the saved template and downloads the person's mind into it. The real truth is that it's impossible for a neural net to send out so much information in a single burst, especially since it's entirely possible for it to be damaged or destroyed during the person's death. Instead, the net is constantly transmitting new memories, and the end of the transmission is treated as death. Attempts to block the transmission trigger a resurrection, except the new body might have all the person's memories but none of the consciousness.
Should the original find a way to kill himself, the new body suddenly becomes a full-fledged person. That's right, Our Souls Are Different. It's also possible, but highly illegal, to record and look through a person's memories like an audio-visual film. In the Jacob's Ladder Trilogy , all Exalts upload their minds to their symbiotic nanite colonies. In the event of their death, their mind can be transferred to the Library and stored for access by necromancers, or downloaded into a Body Backup Drive.
To prevent their enemies from coming back in this way, some people make a habit of consuming the colonies of those they kill. In Star Trek: Cold Equations , which follows on from the Next Gen examples below, it's revealed that Noonien Soong transferred his mind to an android body in a destructive process. He believes - but is not certain - that he is the "real" person, having experienced continuity of consciousness during the procedure.
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He briefly worries that he may be an android who has murdered his creator, but quickly realises the contradiction; if he's not the person who initiated the procedure then he's an android who watched his creator commit suicide. In Genome , Alex eventually discovers that "Edgar", the so-called artificial virtual personality, is actually the uploaded mind of Edward Garlitski, a brilliant geneticist, whose ideas were so controversial that The Emperor ordered his mind to be uploaded into a gel crystal and his body destroyed it doesn't help that, in the prequel, Edward's Opposite-Sex Clone tried to start a rebellion in the Empire.
This probably means that the original Garlitski is dead and gone, and "Edgar" is just a copy. We Are Legion We Are Bob : A living brain is destructively scanned, where it can be uploaded to a replicant core and activated. While the original is dead, the copy can be copied infinitely, and most nations on Earth use these copies to run important but boring tasks that are beyond lower-level AIs.
Bob himself is used for a Von Neumann probe. At one point, one of the Bobs encounters the Australian probe, who first tells him to "piss off, mate! The European probe was destroyed by one of the Medeiros probes. In the Agent G novels by C. Phipps , this turns out to be the origin of the Letters. They think they've just had their memories wiped but are actually clones of a bunch of deceased agents who are being employed as expendable soldiers for the International Refugee Society's clients.
The existing of this technology is a major plot point in Lucifer's Star as it's discovery allows the creation of clones with the existing technology of bioroids. The protagonist, Cassius Mass, has to deal with the fact one has been made of him and being used to serve as a figurehead for a Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters organization he opposes. The trick being its a more idealistic and bloodthirsty past version of his present self.
Cassius also encounters a similar clone of his sister and late wife. What they're not told is that they will be injected with tens of thousands of nanobots, which will perform continuous brain scans in order to get their patterns, while the cadets are put through a number of tests to trigger certain emotions and mental processes. After a few days, their minds are transferred to a quickly-grown youthful body partly based on their own DNA but heavily modified for Space Marine duty.
The process takes a few minutes, but during it, the person feels as if he's watching the procedure from two viewpoints at once i. After synchronization is achieved, the doctor cuts the link and shuts down the old body's brain. It's not stated what would happen if the old brain isn't shut down i.
The legal issues are averted, since the cadets are already legally dead back on Earth and can never go back. After their tour of duty is complete, they may retire to civilian life, at which point the procedure is repeated, and they're loaded into a proper young clone of themselves. In the Distant Finale of Vortex , the various human colonies manage to use Hypothetical technology to upload their minds into the Hypothetical network prior to the end of the universe.
Isaac Dvali does the same. At the moment of the universe's collapse, they manage to transfer themselves into The Multiverse and exist as raw data. Isaac eventually grows weary of this existence and voluntarily ends it by downloading his memories into the mind of a brain-damaged young man in another universe which appears to be a time-shifted version of the primary 'verse , hoping to change the fate of the man he admired. In Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis , Penny invents brain transfer technology, which she uses to give The Apparition a body, and then uses to create a heroic duplicate of herself to fight in an effort to establish a separate villainous identity so that she can move to being a superhero.
Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her follows up with the climax of the prior book, with Penny desperately seeking a way to get her brain back in the right body. In Borgel , Evil Toad's Great Popsicle is a computer simulation of its deceased creator's brain contained within a paper mache popsicle. In Chrysalis , the Terran's consciousness, including memories of their time as a biological human , is stored in a server array. It's later revealed that the entity known as the Terran really consists of the minds of five separate people that were merged into one when they uploaded their minds into said server array, and there are more human minds in other server arrays hidden on Earth.
Live-Action TV. On The , Becca invented a means of downloading a person's mind onto a computer chip inserted in the back of their head. The original version of this technology was just supposed to store a person's memories for examination by others; they didn't retain consciousness while stored in the chip. However, Sanctum's scientists figured out how to implant the chip into another person's head, erasing that person's mind and allowing the memories and personality stored inside to take over.
Becca's later refinement of the concept was the Flame, which can hold the minds and memories of multiple people, and be passed on from one person to the next, but without actually overwriting the new host's personality, merely letting them commune with the stored consciousnesses. Adam points out that copying our memories onto a computer, even when that becomes a possibility, will just make an advanced version of Siri.
A clip shows an old man hooked up to a computer. The computer shows a simulated face that appears to be the man's uploaded mind. Then the old man realizes that he is still dying, no matter what. The episode's point is that death is inevitable and that we should just accept that it's going to happen and not expect science to solve that eternal fact.
Battlestar Galactica : This is what makes the Cylons functionally immortal. Their memories and consciousness are stored upon their death and then downloaded to identical bodies, until the Resurrection Hub is destroyed. It's also their origin, by way of Replacement Goldfish. It seems a bit more complicated than that. The prequel, Caprica also delved into this. Zoe-A is an uploaded version of Zoe Graystone who died in a terrorist attack. Up to her point of death, she was streaming data to her virtual avatar, so Zoe-A is an almost duplicate of the original Zoe. Other people who were uploaded with less data tend to have holes in their memories and personalities.
Once the technology went public, many factions found their own uses for brain uploading; Corporations sold brain uploading as an insurance against death and a way for grieving families to stay in touch with the deceased. At the same time, a terrorist organisation figured that uploading their martyrs into a virtual heaven they've built was a good loophole to resolve the whole question of what happens after death. For the "artificial hell" concept, there's two different episodes of Black Mirror.
Problem is, the copy thinks it's actually the person, and requires Cold-Blooded Torture in order to psychologically break it and render it wholly subservient. This becomes relevant at the end with the fate of Cookie! As vengeance against the real Joe, a police officer leaves the console on overnight and speeds up time on it so that Cookie! Joe will live years for every minute that passes in the real world, with Wizzard's "I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday" playing on an endless loop in the background with the revelation that any attempt at stopping the song will simply raise the volume and the frozen dead body of Bethany's daughter visible from the cottage window.
The final shot of the program is of Cookie! Joe screaming. He has to spend upwards of one or two million years in that cabin, alone with himself, that song on infinite repeat, and the little girl's dead body outside. Delete : Daniel uploads his mind into the AI it wanted to merge with him as a means of passing his conscience along and stop its attacks on humans.
Doctor Who : The Time Lord Matrix was a supercomputer that contained the recorded memories of all the past presidents of Gallifrey, but apparently not their complete personalities. She's also capable of storing and running the personalities of anyone else who tries to teleport while in the Library, as well as anyone who dies in the Library while wearing a neural relay. Her mind is uploaded into a human body, while the Monster of the Week uploads itself into her original body.
Just because they put me in here? The Doctor: They said you were dangerous. They put me in here! In SAYER , the deep space exploration vehicle Vidarr-1 is traversing the galaxy with the mission of finding habitable Earth-like planets—and the concern is that if the planets are inhabitable, they may already be inhabited. With that in mind, the probes have been designed to resemble diminutive humans and uploaded with recycled human consciousnesses from the travelers killed on launch.
This causes problems when the probes retain basic memories and hold on to the launch tubes to prevent being catapulted into space. Andreev's personality was coded onto the computer of the Vardis after his death in It came about because Cain thought it would be a good idea to recycle the broken facility's old computer system to fix up his adopted robot, not realising that said computer had ever had sentience.
Amy from Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues was an ordinary girl who, as a result of the Mass Super-Empowering Event , had her physical body converted into data and uploaded into her phone. She now exists as a free-form consciousness capable of being transferred between devices. In the Star Army universe, the Yamatai Star Empire makes use of extensive "soul transfer" to the point where the vast majority of their population has transferred into optimized, customizable android bodies. With the help of your associates, gather evidence, follow the clues, and use your power of deduction to solve the case before the great Sherlock Holmes!
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RRG Swipe Out! Take a swipe at speedy victory with this addictive game of high energy and fast hands! When the chips are down, be the first to swipe yours off the board to match the pattern on the Swipe Out card. Win the card to win the round. Collect five Swipe Out cards to win the game! Details: Look, React, Swipe to Win! This card expansion for the Pokemon Trading Card Game is introduced in card pre-constructed Theme Decks offered in 8-count displays, three-pack blisters, and supplemental boosters packed in count displays.
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