Based off this question, since it also involves brain uploading.
My Magnificent Bastard villain is a cognitive neuroscientist with his own lab who has interest in knowing how brains would work in a computerized environment. For that, he has built the following cycle:
- Murder an individual and take their central nervous system out;
- Connect the CNS to a high-end mainframe that will fool the spinal cord into thinking it's connected to real body nerves. The mainframe preserves the CNS on a long-term basis;
- He will not bother studying the "whys" of brain functioning; he puts together a hardware device, which is part of the mainframe, that will simply convert chemical and electrical brain activity into binary data and vice-versa. This process is black-boxed;
- He puts together a robotic construct capable of communicating with the mainframe through a mobile network. The construct contains artificial nerves throughout the body, which will respond to incoming and outgoing data from and to the mainframe. This is because the villain doesn't want to risk having the CNS inside the construct, since he personally considers human brains the "epitome of general-purpose problem-solving devices";
- He constructs an artificial neural network powered by a genetic algorithm, which evolves the neural network, based off the binary data input, into a human being. The algorithm designs the structure of the neural network into being able to learn through supervised learning; the villain himself will manually tell the neural network whether its behaviour is human, by watching how the robotic construct behaves. This process takes a very long time, obviously;
- After the genetic algorithm reaches local optima, a new brain is needed and the cycle loops over.
We can assume the following points:
- The mainframe's processor is capable of processing data in humongous proportions; the villain might even plan to connect several CNSs to the same mainframe.
- He will do anything to make a mobile network capable of transmitting the necessary data between the robotic construct and the mainframe. If he can't use a current mobile network service, he will come up with his own;
- The mainframe generates additional binary data based off the transmitted data between mainframe and robotic construct. Data acquired by each brain is kept for the villain's research purposes and is kept isolated; the data must not be mixed;
- The villain's reputation in the scientific community is extremely high; he is regarded as a lead figure in the cognitive psychology field, gives numerous speeches and has written several highly-acclaimed papers. He's middle-aged, very charismatic and has a well-toned body.
- His true objective is to build a new human species by giving them the "immortality" specified in the previous points and, hence, enough time for them to find a way to "transcend" themselves into a superior human race. The villain is willing to die for this cause and will gracefully accept them as superior beings.
Of course, nothing in this is possible without a reliable mobile network. How can the villain find or come up with a mobile network fast and efficient enough for his objectives?