Ok, so my IT teacher reckons he's seen videos about effectively downloading the content of the human brain onto a HDD. The scientists in the videos believe the basic technology is only a few decades away.
I've been thinking that, considering the brain is just electrical impulses/signals/whatever, if we could get a HDD big enough to store a brain, a way to connect to the brain and a computer interface or something that the brain could control, theoretically this could be the road to immortality.
People living forever in android bodies. I know it sounds really sci-fi ish, but I don't see why it couldn't be done. Our brain contains all the memories, beliefs and ideals that make us who we are after all.
An added bonus would be that we could finally prove whether or not the soul exists, beyond the doubt of even the believers.
Guess I'm wondering what you guys think about the idea, whether you think it's viable, and that if it is, should we do it?