3. The spark that initiated
It all started with a spark.
A spark in the brain,really, in the temporal lobe.
The more it was used, the more it grew stronger and sections of the brain rarely used began to become active. The brain of a Vulcan is the most unique brain in the index of brain matter and organization. Except this brain was part human and part Vulcan but it had more of a Vulcan design than a human brain. The cerebrum, the large outer section of the brain. This part of the brain controls reading, learning, thinking, speech, emotions and planned movements made by the body.
The brain stem started to no longer be visible but gas-like as did the brain.
Why of course it is still connected; how else would the captain still be alive?
The process was steady but consistent.
Then the knowledge of the future came to.
Then the sudden space anomaly's began to happen around the Enterprise.
It suddenly hit John-Luc Picard his time as a organism was coming to a end.
The time of a non-corporeal life form was right ahead.
John-Luc talked in a favor with Q to hold the space anomaly's back for him.
So, of course, he waited for the arrangements to happen and make whatever happened afterwards his final actions as a captain.
John-Luc knew the only one capable of replacing him.
That would be Data.