While I agree that this may be possible in theory, in practice it's not so easily done. First of all, consider the scale. The human brain has about 100 billion neurons, and each of them has weighted connections with thousands of others. Our technology just isn't mature enough to replicate such a mindnumbing piece of parallel computing. Maybe in a few decades, but it's impossible to tell. Secondly, consider the fact that a brain is firmly entrenched in a body. It receives and sends messages from and the spine, organs, senses and what not. While all those things are closely researched, afaik, we are not at all close to understanding how all these things exactly interact with the brain. Even if we could replicate our bioware in hardware, but have no functional replica of the human body attached to it, it would be hard to predict what would happen if you would "throw on the switch", so to speak. Thirdly, how do you "read" the human brain in order to make a copy in silicon hardware? Although we all share the same structures for vision, motion control, etc., our brains are very individual. You'd basically have to read it neuron for neuron, and follow the weighted connections. Given the numbers in my first paragraph, that's not only a daunting task, it's a near impossibility. Moreover, you'd also have to get the behaviour of each individual neuron right. They fire, or remain silent, based on their chemical make up. How do you read their chemistry? How do you examine their exact properties, in order to faithfully replicate them? Why don't you give us your patent number, when all the paper work is done?