Maybe we’re not too far off from the future imagined by Altered Carbon and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. From CNN:

By the middle of the 21st century it will be possible to download your brain to a supercomputer, according to a leading thinker on the future.

Ian Pearson, head of British Telecom’s futurology unit, told the UK’s Observer newspaper that the rapid advances in computing power would make cyber-immortality a reality within 50 years.

I suddenly have this impending inferiority complex that my brain can be captured on a 5.25″ floppy disk.

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