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June 3, 2010 / Martijn

Immortal avatars: Back up your brain, never die

ZOE GRAYSTONE is a girl with two brains. Only one of them is human: the other is an exact digital copy that has become conscious in its own right. When the human Zoe dies, her digital brain is implanted into a humanoid robot, effectively bringing her back from the grave.

Such ideas have littered science fiction for decades. Indeed, Graystone is a character in the American TV drama Caprica. But could such a tale ever become reality?

via Immortal avatars: Back up your brain, never die – 02 June 2010 – New Scientist.

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