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On a practical level, Paul wondered what happened if he went out of range -- perhaps just enough to continue having his mind download to her body, but too far to allow it to upload sensations back to his brain. The researchers told him there probably wasn’t a place on earth outside of the satellite’s range responsible for the transmission. He thought about trying to challenge that by visiting a very deep mine. He also wondered if the same affect could be achieved by hacking the chips. Could his brain now be hacked?
Then there were the deeper questions of the self. If he felt everything Wei felt and controlled all her actions? Was he still Paul? Did it matter where his actual brain was located? What if it had been a brain transplant instead of a transmitting chip? Would that have made a difference? The questions were endless/