Has anyone read it?
It's this sci-fi novel set in a distant future where people have these sort of hard-drives called cortical stacks in their necks.
Basically, it defines what is human.
When you go to prison, your mind, uploaded from the cortical stack, gets put on storage.
And unless you can afford to pay for the storage of your body, a prisoner released from the same prison may get downloaded in your body, referred to as a "sleeve".
The question is, and I have been thinking a lot about this, whether you would still be you.
I mean, don't we consider ourselves to be our brains, in a manner of speaking?
This was my first thought, which means one would get killed every time one would swap bodies, as the mind in that body gets replaced with that of the new occupant.
But it's more than that, in the book the protagonist also looks at other bodies, and it seems to me he's thinking about them as one would a car, "is it modified", "tuned up" and so forth.
So it seems to me that he identifies himself by the information in his hard-drive rather than that in his mind.
Now, could you do this?
If you had a hard-drive in your head, and could get the information on it transfered to another body?
If not, could you do it if you had had the hard-drive in your head as long as you could remember?
Or could you do it, if you were dying, and this was the only way to survive?