In reply to NeoFanatic
even if we assume that Penny had an artifitial soul (I prefer the 'dying daughter theory'), it may not be possible to back-up her memory, as it could (we are discussing Psuedo-science at best, so nothing is certain) well be that her memories are tied into that 'Psuedo-Soul' in order to make it feel real (Ruby said 'You have a soul, and a heart, I can feel it.' in V2) to those around her, as they can reach out and 'touch' it.
if her memories are only storable locally, then what happens when computer chips are exposed to powerful magnetic pulses? cause that was a very powerful pulse.
it's also possible that her artifitial soul maybe unique for each itteration, so Penny 2.0 might have a very different personallity, even with all her memories intact.
Honestly, i'd rather her stay dead, than have a bastardised version of her walking around
In reply to ChrisMiller8
i doubt getting torn to pieces was part of that plan...