a recording of the (entire) contents of a person’s mind
In quots. 1954 and 1964, referring to a robot.
This is an electronic brain-tape message…. Do not be alarmed.
Battle of the Brains in Thrilling Wonder Stories Spring 13/2
Everywhere Toory was admired…. Toory glowed inwardly. His brain-tapes received the warmth.
He Who Served in Fantastic Universe Sept. 111/2
When a robot was finished building another robot he activated him with a magnetic copy of his own brain tape and the new robot went to work doing the same thing.
How the Old World Died in Galaxy Oct. 83/1
Mother’s Little Boys took the body out and disposed of it, and Mother’s braintape was put into safekeeping by those who would never harm it.
What Will We Do Tomorrow? in Capitol (1980) 204
Zhir stardrive kills anything larger than a single cell; anyone who wants to travel between worlds has to have a braintape played into an android body.
Tourist Trade in Science Fiction Age Sept. 42/1
People travelled by having braintapes downloaded into android bodies or clones, while their originals stayed at home.
Shades of Green in Science Fiction Age May 29/1
Jerry Shelton, in Thrilling Wonder Stories
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