The atmosphere has terminally thinned; the flood waters have risen; the long-term survival of humanity is slim-to-none. However, technology offers a popular way to dodge the bullet: upload yourself – your thoughts, memories, reasoning, your soul – onto the net. For a reasonable fee, online-you (your ‘successor entity’) will live on in a virtual world, no matter what happens to the planet.
Is it really possible to upload a soul to the net? Can a computer programme of ‘you’ truly live? Can it/you be self-aware and independently motivated? And, whether it can or not, how could you possibly prove it?