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17th Oct '17 2:06:29 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' the Exos are the result of human minds being uploaded into mechanical bodies, resulting in highly intelligent RidiculouslyHumanRobot [[MechanicalLifeforms lifeforms]]. It is unclear what precise purpose the Exos served prior to [[TheEndOfTheWorldasWeKnowIt the Collapse]], with differing sources suggesting they were built as war machines, as [[{{Transhuman}} a means of achieving immortality]], or as a mechanism to let a mere human mind safely explore [[DeusEstMachine the Vex network]].

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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' the Exos are the result of human minds being uploaded into mechanical bodies, resulting in highly intelligent RidiculouslyHumanRobot [[MechanicalLifeforms lifeforms]]. It is unclear what precise purpose the Exos served prior to [[TheEndOfTheWorldasWeKnowIt the Collapse]], with differing sources suggesting they were built as war machines, as [[{{Transhuman}} a means of achieving immortality]], or as a mechanism to let a mere human mind safely explore [[DeusEstMachine [[DeusEstMachina the Vex network]].
17th Oct '17 2:05:06 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' the Exos are the result of human minds being uploaded into mechanical bodies, resulting in highly intelligent RidiculouslyHumanRobot [[MechanicalLifeforms lifeforms]]. It is unclear what precise purpose the Exos served prior to [[TheEndOfTheWorldasWeKnowIt the Collapse]], with differing sources suggesting they were built as war machines, as [[{{Transhuman}} a means of achieving immortality]], or as a mechanism to let a mere human mind safely explore [[DeusEstMachine the Vex network]].
13th Oct '17 10:04:36 PM compro01
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** Later on, we're introduced to the All-Star, a secret [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrioshka_brain Matrioshka brain]] containing over 2 septillion (that's 24 zeros) uploaded minds.
11th Oct '17 12:16:26 AM HotelCalifornia
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Brain_Project Blue Brain Project.]] They've claimed to have simulated a rat's neocortical column and [[CommitmentAnxiety expect]] to be able to simulate the entire human brain by sometime in 2020, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment depending on which expert you ask]]. In practice, those who actually study brain development generally believe that it's pointless to predict such a thing, since our understanding of the brain's structure is not complete enough to create an AI.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Brain_Project Blue Brain Project.]] They've claimed to have simulated a rat's neocortical column and [[CommitmentAnxiety expect]] to be able to simulate the entire human brain by sometime in 2020, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment depending on which expert you ask]].ask. In practice, those who actually study brain development generally believe that it's pointless to predict such a thing, since our understanding of the brain's structure is not complete enough to create an AI.
28th Sep '17 3:54:33 PM Malady
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-->-- '''Cave Johnson''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''

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-->-- '''Cave Johnson''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''
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Compare with the VirtualGhost, where the uploaded brain can control a projection of themselves to interact with the real world. Contrast NeuralImplanting, where computer files are uploaded to the brain instead of the other way around, though both tropes are occasionally used together. See also HeartDrive, TransferableMemory, and BodyBackupDrive. Compare LivingMemory. Also compare SaveScumming.

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Compare with the VirtualGhost, where the uploaded brain can control a projection of themselves to interact with the real world. Contrast NeuralImplanting, where computer files are uploaded to the brain instead of the other way around, though both tropes are occasionally used together. See also HeartDrive, TransferableMemory, and BodyBackupDrive. Compare LivingMemory. Also compare SaveScumming.
LivingMemory, SaveScumming, and DigitizedHacker.
25th Sep '17 9:17:00 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the DistantFinale of ''[[Literature/{{Spin}} 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 TheMultiverse 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.
25th Sep '17 9:03:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/JohnScalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'', when 75-year-olds join the Colonial Defense Force, they're told that they will have healthy lives. 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 SpaceMarine 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.e. through the eyes of both bodies). 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.e. would there now be two versions of the same person walking around?). 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.
25th Sep '17 8:53:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* One of the main characters in ''The Android's Dream'' by Creator/JohnScalzi 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. [[spoiler: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.]]

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* One of the main characters in ''The Android's Dream'' ''Literature/TheAndroidsDream'' by Creator/JohnScalzi 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. [[spoiler: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 VirtualGhost lived on.]]
17th Sep '17 4:21:42 AM Omegatron
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** [[spoiler: It is implied that [[BigBad Methuselah]] was created by several uploaded minds being combined, one of which belonged to the character that the player character is a clone of.]]
5th Sep '17 3:01:33 AM Dravencour
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