Cortical Stacks, Backups, and the (Lack of) Perisistence of Memory Between Backup Cycles

In the world of Richard Morgan’s Takeshi Kovacs series of books, individuals record their psyches to “cortical stacks” integrated into their bodies, which allow for them to be resurrected into alternate bodies should their current bodies fail or be destroyed. This can only be done if the cortical stacks themselves survive the body’s destruction. The very rich and privileged backup their cortical stack information to remote digital storage farms so that they can be restored even if their cortical stacks get destroyed.

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