...if they're embedded in an eval block...
That is an actual option of the poll, in case you missed it.
Yup, I missed it.
The idea of a brain-backup is pretty common (at least now) in sf; offhand, I can think of books by John Varley, Greg Benford, Greg Egan, Frederick Pohl, and John Barnes, the webcomic Schlock Mercenary, and the shared universe of Orion's Arm. I didn't know about Desty Nova or Battle Angel Alita; when I'm not at work I'll have to wonder over there. I'm sure there are more.
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