Upload your mind to a virtual simulation?

Two of the main characters in my upcoming novel, We Built This City, are humans from the year 2025 who cryogenically freeze their bodies after getting serious radiation sickness. Due to the damage incurred by the process, they are not able to be physically revived but instead have their brains uploaded into the virtual world of Simvie Loko. Scientist are now exploring the process of doing such a thing as witnessed by this news article:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610456/a-startup-is-pitching-a-mind-uploading-service-that-is-100-percent-fatal/

Meet Andrew and Brandy Jenson, the married frozen couple who move to Bay City.

Uploaded Brains

A Fascinating video that touches a few things I have in my novels. In my second novel, I have a married couple that had their brains frozen and then they were revived nearly 500 years later into a virtual world.
A fascinating video that touches on a few of the themes in my novels.A fascinating video that touches on a few of the themes in my novels.