| Do you want to live forever？ By the year 2050,you might actually get your wish-if you are willing to|
leave your biological body and live in silicon circuits (半导体电路). But long before then, perhaps as
early as 2020,some measures will begin offering a semblance of immortality (虚的永生).
Researchers are confident that the technology will soon be able to track every waking moment of your
life？Whatever you see and hear,all that you say and write,can be recorded,analyzed and added to your
personal chronicles (履历). By the year 2030,it may be possible to catch your nervous systems through
electrical activities,which would also keep your thoughts and emotions.
Researchers at the laboratories of British Telecommunications have given the name of this idea as
Soul Catcher.Small electronic equipment will make preparation for Soul Catcher.It would use a wearable
supercomputer,perhaps in a wristwatch, with wireless links to microseosors under your scalp (头皮) and
in the nerves that carry all five sensory signals.So wearing a video camera would no longer be required.
At first,the Soul Catcher's companion system-the Soul Reader-might have trouble copying your
thoughts in complete details. Even in 2030,we may still be struggling to understand how the brain is
working inside, so reading your thoughts and understanding your emotions might not be possible. But
these signals could be kept for the day when they can be transferred to silicon circuits to revitalize minds
everlasting entities (永生实体). Researchers can only wonder what it will be like to wake up one day
and find yourself alive inside a machine.
For people who choose not to live in silicon,semblance of immortal ity would not be as useless as they
thought.People would know their lives would not be forgotten, but would be kept a record of the human
race forever.And future generations would have a much fuller understanding of the past.History would
not be controlled by just the rich and powerful, Hollywood stars,and a few thinkers in the upper society.