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What if humans figured out how to transplant your brain into an android? Of course, the brain needs oxygen and has blood vessels. Perhaps scientists could figure out how to copy the stored data in your brain and transfer it to an android body. They could make the back up before death so you do not have to remember the death. Do you still think we would be self aware at that point? I believe the soul and consciousness are one with the data stored in your brain. It brings many questions, doesn't it?

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What if humans figured out how to transplant your brain into an android? Of course, the brain needs oxygen and has blood vessels. Perhaps scientists could figure out how to copy the stored data in your brain and transfer it to an android body. They could make the back up before death so you do not have to remember the death. Do you still think we would be self aware at that point? I believe the soul and consciousness are one with the data stored in your brain. It brings many questions, doesn't it?

 

Does consciousness continue after the material body expires?

 

Is consciousness more than just the material processes of the brain?

 

Scientist Donald Hoffman explains why he thinks that the brain does not cause consciousness. Consciousness could be more fundamental than that.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr7eaE9AUtg

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Very interesting video. What Donald Hoffman says makes a lot of sense, but he is really proving that the human soul exists, as I think we are self aware because of our soul, which I think is consciousness. So, finding a way to extract it could allow us to place it into another body.

People would have to volunteer to have this done right before death or during death unless, of course, they want it done sooner. It would be a way to live forever.

 

Here is my problem -- and he mentioned this in the video --- data coming in from external sources. At what point does consciousness and the nerves intertwine so you FEEL pain and experience your senses? This brings about a problem with my concept of a soul as well. Why does the human body need eyes, ears, nerves, etc if a soul (a ghost?) can "see" and hear without them? Would evolution give us something we don't need? So many questions.

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Why does the human body need eyes, ears, nerves, etc if a soul (a ghost?) can "see" and hear without them? Would evolution give us something we don't need? So many questions.

 

I am guessing that the reason the soul needs the body is for a finite and limited experience and for a limited form of sensory perception. It would be limited information processing on a superficial level of consciousness. As he mentioned in the video, the real cause and effect is deeper or underneath the surface appearance of the icons on the computer screen.

 

Why does the consciousness need to experience the world on the superficial level of sensory perception?

 

There might be some value in the experience... I am wondering if there is some sort of oversoul that is aware of all the possibilities and choices that can be made by the many possible versions of self in the multiverse?

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