This search of mine initially started as an attempt to find research on the possible future connection between our brains and the hard drive of a computer. I wanted to see if there were experiments that either worked on transmitting memories or information from the human brain to a computer storage or vise versa.
What I found was a wide range of things, more than I anticipated. The first was an experiment that is trying to look at memories in a similar way to a computer’s hard drive- as pieces of saved information that can be deleted or edited. Currently in the works of experimenting with rodents- the research is being conducted to turn negative memories into positive ones. This is intended to move forward into human memories- by conditioning individuals with fears to become immune to those fears. (or therapy for PTSD or anxiety)
Another step to my search took me down the rabbit hole. It began with a silly exploration of a Daily Mail article that claimed we were close to converting our brains into computers- which was then discredited because of our lack of knowledge of the brain. An add for another article spoke about Google’s new patent for a robot that has the ability to download personalities (that could be constructed, or copied from a loved one or celebrity). These robots could be used for companionship or as a life assistant.