Whole brain emulation is a possible future technology which would enable doctors to copy a patient's brain into an artificial device, thereby saving her life when other medical treatments have failed. Though still in the distant future, such a technology would have such significant impacts on society that it seems prudent to begin considering it seriously today.
Whole Brain Emulation consists of editorials, news shorts, and peer-reviewed papers relating to this potential technology. In most respects, it is an online journal, but it does not follow the periodic publication schedule of print journals; rather, articles are posted as they become available. Like traditional journals, the text and figures of an article are not modified once it is posted; however, links to reader's comments will be added, so that later readers may immediately gain a balanced view.