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22nd Mar '17 1:03:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has the Project Laz'R'Us, initially secret research on {{immortality}} via {{nanomachines}} resulting in the system that improves on medical nanobots by continuous backing up of one's brain into skin elsewhere on the body and restoring in case of brain damage. It was used to plant fake memories to cover secrets including this (though this requires a very powerful AI). And then reintroduced in the same chapter where a little army of robots was hacked by tampering with backups and forcing a restore. Later [[CloningBlues Gavs]] used another version of the same system to diversify 950 millions of clones, including implantation of skills, but it turned out that uploaded skills [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-03-14 do not]] quite counts as "did this forever".

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has the Project Laz'R'Us, initially secret research on {{immortality}} via {{nanomachines}} resulting in the system that improves on medical nanobots by continuous backing up of one's brain into skin elsewhere on the body and restoring in case of brain damage. It was used to plant fake memories to cover secrets including this (though this requires a very powerful AI). And then reintroduced in the same chapter where a little army of robots was hacked by tampering with backups and forcing a restore. Later [[CloningBlues Gavs]] used another version of the same system to diversify 950 millions of clones, including implantation of skills, but it turned out that uploaded skills [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-03-14 do not]] quite counts as "did this forever". It was ultimately adapted to work on most races and mass-produced on a galactic scale, covering up it's shady origins by pretending it was a gift from a newly-discovered advanced race (who agreed to the deception since they were genuinely handing out real tech anyway). Using the final version, people can be restored to their last archived backup even if the original body is completely disintegrated; legally they're considered clones and a different person than the original as of the time of backup.
22nd Mar '17 12:52:21 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'', this is what sparks the game's galaxy-wide [[ApocalypseHow class 4 apocalypse]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'', this is what sparks the game's galaxy-wide [[ApocalypseHow class 4 apocalypse]]. When the Core announces it will start doing this to it's citizens, the Arm rebels. The Arm apparently thinks cloning soldiers in bulk to be used as cannon fodder is fine, though.
16th Mar '17 10:50:41 AM nombretomado
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** Also in the mini comic ''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive=47564 Edie in Orbit,]]'' which has only seen the light of day as a ''{{Narbonic}}'' Sunday special feature, Edie's robot buddy is a human mind scanned into a floating robot head.

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** Also in In the mini comic ''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive=47564 Edie in Orbit,]]'' which has only seen the light of day as a ''{{Narbonic}}'' Sunday special feature, Edie's robot buddy is a human mind scanned into a floating robot head.
16th Mar '17 10:47:58 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'':

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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'':''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'':
28th Feb '17 4:57:13 PM Onlythrice
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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' had their minds uploaded by Doctor Venture because they're death-prone and he keeps a stock of clones ready to replace them. That... sounds really bad on paper

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' had their minds uploaded by Doctor Venture because they're death-prone and he keeps a stock of clones ready to replace them. That... sounds really bad on paperpaper.
27th Feb '17 10:27:54 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WeAreLegionWeAreBob'': 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.
19th Feb '17 5:51:08 PM HelloLamppost
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* Who owns the computer or computers that your virtual self would be running on? Are they under any obligation to continuously run your program? If your program is not being run, is that the same as being dead? Asleep? In suspended animation?

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* Who owns the computer or computers that your virtual self would be running on? Are they under any obligation to continuously run keep running your program? If your program is not being run, is that the same as being dead? Asleep? dead? Asleep? In suspended animation?
19th Feb '17 5:49:35 PM HelloLamppost
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* Who owns the computer or computers that your virtual self would be running on? Are they under any obligation to continuously run your program? If your program is not being run, is that the same as being dead? Asleep? In suspended animation?
6th Feb '17 6:20:17 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', it's revealed that Finn's mother uploaded her brain in order to continue to protect the last remaining human civilization with a robot army as she was dying of a plague. She later attempts to force this upon the remaining humans [[SafetyWorst in order to "protect" them]], but Finn manages to talk her out of it.
26th Jan '17 6:49:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* This becomes the plot point in the ''{{Starcraft}}'' ExpandedUniverse ''Dark Templar Trilogy'', where a Protoss female named Zamara copies her consciousness into the brain of Jake Ramsey, a human archaeologist. While she is able to communicate with him and grant him some of her PsychicPowers, the process will ultimately kill Jake. They travel to a Dark Templar world where priests record memories of still-living Protoss onto [[GreenRocks 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 HiveMind 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 [[EldritchAbomination Dark Archon]] who threatens to destroy everything.

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* This becomes the plot point in the ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ExpandedUniverse ''Dark Templar Trilogy'', where a Protoss female named Zamara copies her consciousness into the brain of Jake Ramsey, a human archaeologist. While she is able to communicate with him and grant him some of her PsychicPowers, the process will ultimately kill Jake. They travel to a Dark Templar world where priests record memories of still-living Protoss onto [[GreenRocks 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 HiveMind 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 [[EldritchAbomination Dark Archon]] who threatens to destroy everything.
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