According to a story at CNN.com, there is a good possibility that people will be able to download their brain to a supercomputer in the near future.
"If you're rich enough then by 2050 it's feasible. If you're poor you'll probably have to wait until 2075 or 2080 when it's routine," he said.An interesting concept but I am left to wonder about what the purpose of such a thing might be. Honestly, are we going to have a real purpose behind this? We are cautioned to back up the data on our computers in case there are problems making it necessary to reformat. Am I to believe that once we've downloaded our brains, we have some kind of safeguard against braindamage?
This is a realm of science fiction that we've yet to touch the surface in real life. I don't know many people that are willing to plug their cranium into a computer or other such device.