Brainstorming session in progress. . .
Remember when the Tunguska caught up to us? Xinchub let slip the fact that he was immune to mindripping.
Do you even know how mindripping works, Massey? Being immune to that is like being immune to organ donation.
Exactly. You can be immune to organ donation. Just plant an explosive in your ribcage and set it to go off if you flatline, or get cut open.
What if these nanobots could transfer a human mind from the brain to someplace else in the body? Everybody thought Xinchub's head was destroyed, right? Maybe that wasn't a shell-game switch, or a parlor trick. Maybe his blood-nannies moved all the data from his skull to someplace else.
So. . . he's immune to mindrip, because when you go looking for brain cells to read, they're blank?
Exactly. Xinchub's body is valuable because he holds the secret of mindrip immunity.
Then it only has very short-term value, and only until the secret is known. Moving the data is not the same thing as securing the data.
Hang on, Vog. . . You just said something important.
I keep my passwords on the back of a sticky that I move to a new place each week. Are you saying that's not secure?
Not anymore it's not.