> The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation.
So not uploading. More of putting on a shelf and hoping that somebody will figure out the rest of the problem later. Then there is the question of why would future people do this? If we could bring somebody from three hundred years ago back to life would we really do more than just a few?
"Her brain is not being stored indefinitely but is being sliced into paper-thin sheets and imaged with an electron microscope."
So, given that they preserved her brain, and assuming digitizing is possible in the future, didn't they murder their test patient?
Someone watched the San Junipero episode too many times.
Warren Ellis talked about this in Transmetropolitan. It didn’t end well - imagine waking up 400 years in the future. You would have no family, no friends, no ideas of the society or culture or technology or working or any of that. I suppose it’s better than death - but wow, what a mind-**ck.