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Whether or not Consciousness itself survives the body is a good question, an interesting question, but it is wholly untestable in a factually meaningful way. (At the present time) We have no way of communicating with even creatures who ARE embodied but who have different means of communication than our own. Attempting to communicate with something disembodied entirely, with no "tie" to the brain and the language our brains have created seems to me to be an impossible task. The human mind may be a lot of things, but it seems as if it has a very hard time seeing past itself and its own biases, even in recognizing or communicating with an intelligence different from its own here on Earth.
As an aside (not that we actually need any more), I ran across a similar thread in the Science and Technology forum yesterday - I forget what it was called but it was about some guy who claims to have created an artificial intelligence that can build itself, or some such thing, and that he sees as the path to immortality by loading our consciousnesses into this Creativity Construct or something.