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An uploaded digital copy of a rl person (whether biont or vec) that experiences emself in all ways as identical to the original alpha. Sometimes known as a xox. Copies can exist in a virtual state, as uploads or virtual entities. Or they can be downoaded into a robotic body. generally known as a 'rental body'.

Also can refer to a biological copy, occupying a body with identical DNA to the original person, but differing from a clone in that the memories of the original have been transferred artificially into the new body. Sometimes known as a 'bioxox'.

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 24 September 2001.

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