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Personal data has become the currency of the 21st century. Our digital devices enable tech companies to gain insight into user’s needs and desires, using AI to target individuals with personalised ads and communication. As our lives become progressively entangled with digital experiences, our thoughts, memories and perceptions are increasingly mediated by technology. The integration between humans and machines moves us towards a once unimaginable idea of a downloadable brain. Mind uploading, formerly a fanciful idea in sci-fi fantasy and film, is the ability to copy the neural structure of one’s brain to a computer. It’s considered a potential solution for the preservation of our species, a key goal of the transhumanist movement. As technology progresses and we become further cognitively attached to our machines, what will our future look like in this world of surveillance capitalism?