posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 09:37 PM
Would be an interesting way to become immortal if you could figure out how to make it work. As long as memory remains intact, and your next host is
younger and healthier than the body you left such that you can achieve some purpose. Of course such a power may be too tempting for corruption, unless
some other aspects of human condition can be brought to bear. (Literally living life as others might serve to keep that tempered.) Many would also
consider such action evil by its nature, particularly if you're depriving another person unwilling to trade their own life in this regard.
Also has aspects of transhumanism. If minds could be connected in a Borg-like fashion, consciousness may be able to live out on the cloud. Of course
we're not exactly close to figuring out how to directly wire two organic brains from two distinct organisms to each other. Might be an interesting
lab project, even though it has those creepy aspects of losing oneself to the hive mind.
Either of these ideas would be a great foundation to build a plot-line in some sci-fi or fantasy work. Maybe that's the real goal here? (See how well
it floats.) Other than the "Quantum Leap" series or the kooky plot twist that shows up in some cartoons, it doesn't seem like it has been done much
or covered with a more serious regard.
Of course some would argue that we're already immortal via reincarnation or something of the such, just that we don't get any obvious benefit or
retention of the past-life memory. Some would vouch for karma, but that only leaves people wondering what the heck they did in the supposed past-life
while too easily putting up with crap during this lifetime in hopes that the supposed next-life is better. The philosophy of this is nice, but just
leaves room for more questions and wondering what the point of it is.