107 PROGRESS TOWARD CYBERIMMORTALITY William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D. Advances in information technology are essential for most of the imaginable means for achieving immortality, and fundamental to many. Before nanoscale robots are sent into a person’s body to repair the damage from aging, computers will have to ana- lyze what is needed and design the nanobots. [1;2] In the slow process of transferring a mind from an old brain into a freshly cloned one, that mind will need to be cached temporarily in an information system. This, then, raises the question of why it is necessary to transfer the mind from the information system into a vulnerable brain, rather than into a more durable robot or keeping it in the information system. [3] METHODS OF MIND READING At a first approximation, there are two fundamental ways of reading the contents of a human mind into a computer: struc- tural and functional. Each of these has innumerable variants that share a common principle. In the structural approach, some process or device reads out the relevant structure of the brain and duplicates it inside a computer.  The  dominant  structural  assumption  at  present holds that a person’s memories, mental skills, and much of