The transfer of a virtual or a-life being or object from computronium to a physically discrete embodied state (biological, mechanical, electronic, synano, etc.);
 The resulting being or object, whether sapient, sentient, living or simply existing;
 The same as an upload but meaning also a "downgrade": when the new substrate matrix cannot accommodate the sentient adequately.
Text by Fernando PeÃ±a D'Andrea
additions by Stephen Inniss
Initially published on 09 October 2003.