reply to post by elevenaugust
It sounds more like he is actually extending his death forever (a true Rephaim).
I'm pretty sure that I'm already immortal, as are all other consciousnesses.
I propose (as do many others) that our consciousness is entangled with the universe at a quantum level. Our brain is merely the device for the
expression of our consciousness.
To support this idea, I'd like to call as examples those whose brain activity is interrupted but are physically revived and when they regain
consciousness, they retain their self hood, with many of them having memory of things that occurred seemingly while their brain was "off-line".
Similarly, with magnetic pulses it is possible to disrupt the activity of sections of the brain but upon removal of the pulse source, brain function
fairly immediately returns to normal (does not need to reboot or reload a program). This to me indicates that the brain (which can be disrupted) is
NOT the substrate of consciousness.
I am aware that for a neural net such as our brain, much of the functionality is in the structure, but even so, the data component of us (which would
be wiped by disruption) seems to re-establish far too quickly.
To me, this indicates that the brain is merely a physical node in a larger and distributed system that is "ourselves" (not to mention apparent
collective consciousness and other evidences, too).
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