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Learning to be me (Axiomatic)
Utopia
Dystopia
Invasive
Short Story
BCI Name
jewel
Learning to be me (Axiomatic)
First Published
1995
Form Factor
implant
Learning to be me (Axiomatic)
consciousness transfer
reading thoughts
recording brain activity
Learning to be me (Axiomatic)
Linking

neural implant called a "jewel"—a small computer inserted into the brain at birth that monitors its activity in order to learn how to mimic its behavior. By the time one reaches adulthood, the jewel's simulation is a near-perfect predictor of the brain's activity, and the jewel is given control of the person's body while the redundant brain is discarded. In this way, people with the jewel can eliminate the cognitive decline associated with aging by implementing their minds on a machine. Also, by transplanting the jewels into cloned bodies genetically altered to develop without brains, they can live youthfully forever.

18%
Reality Factor
152yrs
BCI Forecast
71%
Neuroptimism
15%
Neurafictionality