The LIAMS Problem

Jin knew bad news was coming. The head of LIAMS development was waiting outside her office and an in-person visit was a bad omen. Something must have come up in the testing. He probably wanted more time. More testing. More delays.

It was supposed to be the final week of testing for the latest build of the Life Identical Artificial Memory Simulator software. The LIAMS software was installed onto nanobots that were injected in the hippocampus of clones to give them memories. The memories were remotely programmable so it was possible to install new memories in clones if they were wearing a nanotransmission device or implant.

Before she’d authorized the first human clone, Jin knew that memories couldn’t yet be replicated in the cloning process. A clone that is allowed to grow naturally from birth will create its own memories. But sometimes a millionaire facing a prison sentence might want to purchase a fully aged clone from Life Identical. Or a manufacturer might want to purchase clones in bulk that all know how to replicate a specific assembly process. This was where implanting memories could become more profitable than the clones themselves.

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