Imagine the wealth of information you have already uploaded online: photos, game preferences, personal milestones, job information, relationships, and even favorites and dislikes. Now, imagine all of that data being collated and processed to create a likeness of you – a virtual, but very accurate, version of you.
Sounds like science fiction, but in an article written by Jules Verne entitled In The Year 2889, he described technology that did not exist until after a few decades (more of his writing that came true here). Prophetic as his writing was, it was all, once upon a time, science fiction.
When life imitates art through tech
A lot of the things we now take for granted used to be science fiction: video chat, touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It might just be a matter of time before what we deem technologically impossible becomes part of our reality.
Is it possible to upload ourselves – or at least our consciousness – to a system that can create an autonomous program capable of making the same decisions (and even having the same personality quirks, down to your dislike of broccoli) as you?