I read this funny short story a long while ago probably 1980s. It stuck in my mind.
A weedy man goes to a house party. One of the other guests has brought a machine he invented which, he claims, takes a snapshot of a person's brain. The man thinks it's just a party trick icebreaker thing to impress the ladies. The inventor tries it out in most of the guests and the man has a go too.
Immediately afterwards, the man wakes up alone in a lab complex. Only now he has a bigger, stronger body and handsome looks. He has no memory of how he got there.
Soon, he is visited by an assigned staff member who speaks comically halting English (despite being considered a relative expert in C20th history and language). This character is funny.
This historian explains it is now far into our future and that the man is in fact now an android. The lab complex is an android production plant in Cleveland.
The company have been experimenting with installing memory files from a cache of recordings that has been unearthed by archaeologists. They had a few attempts but very limited success as the tapes were degraded.
The historian shows the man around the site and explains things to him whilst encouraging him to reactivate his installed memories. The man manages to remember some bits of his past and the circumstances of the house party where the brain recordings were apparently created.
Presently he discovers there is already an android at the complex, a woman. She also has memories installed from the party tapes. They are encouraged to spend time together to improve their memory recall, although her memories are sparser and less clear than his.
She is as beautiful as he is handsome and they bond over their share experience, but she doesn't even remember her name or identity. Which one of the party guests was she?
They are strangely drawn together and fall in deeply love then suddenly he realizes who she is...
...himself. She's just an earlier attempt using the same tape.
Anyone know this?