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A golem

A golem was a type of android created by Doctor Altan Inigo Soong at Coppelius Station in 2399. In preparation for the event of his passing, Dr. Soong had intended to place his consciousness into the body of the golem through a mind transfer. He enlisted the aid of Dr. Agnes Jurati in the completion of this project. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1")

Before the brain death of Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, his memories were transplanted into the golem Soong had prepared, at the cost of Soong not being able to use it himself. The only enhancement the golem provided Picard was a lack of the brain defect that had killed him; in all other respects, it was virtually identical to his Human body, since Soong knew Picard did not want to be immortal and would not want to have to adjust to any new superpowers at his advanced age. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

In an alternate timeline where a more xenophobic Earth had founded the Confederation of Earth, Picard's counterpart had still had his consciousness uploaded into a golem by 2401, having suffered fatal injuries at the hands of Gul Dukat. (PIC: "Penance")

The procedure of transferring a consciousness to a golem became known as the "Soong Method". However, the mind transfer procedure had a low success rate, leading to it being abandoned by the 32nd century. (DIS: "Anomaly (DIS)")

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