[quote=“Psiweapon, post:17, topic:811”]Make the memory bionic implant a recoverable on butchering CBM that requires no power.
Scientists and previous survivors butchering galore.
Such black or grey boxes appear in:
Videogame: Mass Effect 2 (Kasumi Goto’s quest, storing the memories of a dead guy)
Books: Neuromancer (the Flatliner’s ROM I think it was called, storing the memories of a dead guy, used as a hacking aide)
Cartoons: EXO Squad (A character was cloned and rebuilt from a special black box in his exosuit, and a custom-tailored Neo Mega body, Alec DeLeon was his name I think)
Live-Action series and movies: one episode from Black Mirror, some movie from the '00s, in these versions they basically store videos of what you have experienced.
And probably a lot more I don’t remember or know about.[/quote]
The Dixie Flatline received a pile of money in exchange for letting Sense/Net take a recording of his personality/knowledge. The recording could then be inserted into any particular computer (with the proper hardware) to interact with the Flatline well after he’d died. When supplied with stable memory space & power supply, the Flatline’s recording could think, learn, and develop over time. FWIW having him/it hooked into your system produced the sensation of having someone reading over your shoulder. /read Neuromancer way too much
Bonus for using “aide” correctly; the Flatline could operate hardware independently of Case.