Not simply content with developing technology to one day allow you to upload your brain, scientists are working to upload and re-create your entire anatomy into a computer. Who needs this "real life" stuff, anyway?
Scientists at the Université Libre de Bruxelles have created a computer program that combines existing technologies, allowing them to map your gait with scanning technologies, and create 3-D images of your entire body. Other scientists in Britain are using similar technological marriages to create virtual models of how blood moves through both brain aneurysms and the heart. With enough time and effort, scientists think they could entirely replicate functioning human bodies in the virtual world, possibly eliminating the need for animal research... or any kind of life outside your computer.
Virtual body parts take the guesswork out of medicine [New Scientist]