About five years ago, I read a very interesting article. It said that within 50 years, technology would give us the ability to download the human brain into a computer. Ever since then, I have wondered and imagined what this means for humankind. Once a persons memories, personality, consciousness, imagination, etc have been turned into data, the possibilities are endless. For example, we can have robot bodies and interact in the real world or live as programs within a main operating system, as in The Matrix. Eventually, when your hardware gets old, you can simply load yourself into another machine. We can even travel across the universe without the limitations of a human body. Of course, problems may arise if or when we get to this point such as viruses and who knows what else. But it is a real possibility. Im 31 now and by the time I get close to the end of my lifespan, I might have the choice. Thats if I can afford it. The question is - would I want to? Initially I thought, Of course. But now Im not so sure. The whole idea is kind of weird. Another thought is what if this is what John was talking about in The Book of Revelations? Now, Im no religious nut. But I do believe in God. I wouldnt want to defy Him just for a (neurotic) need to keep living artificially. I know that last part sounds crazy, but If you had this option, would you consider it?