Could You Transfer Your Consciousness To Another Body?

  • metta

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    Jun 16, 2015 2:53 PM GMT
    Could You Transfer Your Consciousness To Another Body?





    http://www.iflscience.com/brain/could-you-transfer-your-consciousness-another-body
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    Jun 17, 2015 11:05 AM GMT
    If that turned out to be real, my dad's gonna be thrilled. lol

  • Jun 17, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    Man I wish this technology existed I would do that shit tomorrow. If any of you have ever watched Battlestar Galactica, it's the same premise but instead of transferring your consciousness into another body you just transfer into another clone of yourself.
    I believe that this could possibly exist but we are still decades away from something like this.
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    Jun 17, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
    What a great new "weight loss" program! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    Seems the perfect fantasy for someone who can't find himself.

    I think the big clues to this was not just as mentioned the mind boggling number and complexity of neurological connections but--what the vid refers to but does not name--the plasticity of our brains, this dying off and making of new pathways.

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    So just as in the Buddhist sense of reincarnation whereby a flame lights a flame but is not the flame, even if there was spontaneous transference of flame to flame, simply by not occupying the same space, by being different, one flame would not consume to light what the other burns.

    One would not be the other.
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    Jun 18, 2015 11:27 PM GMT
    I will transfer myself into Chris Evans body please.
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    Jun 18, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    So just as in the Buddhist sense of reincarnation whereby a flame lights a flame but is not the flame, even if there was spontaneous transference of flame to flame, simply by not occupying the same space, by being different, one flame would not consume to light what the other burns.

    One would not be the other.[/quote]

    I like the flame analogy
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    Jun 19, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidI will transfer myself into Chris Evans body please.
    By the time the technology is publicly available, you might not want his body anymore. icon_lol.gif

  • Jun 19, 2015 1:25 PM GMT
    If I could choose or design my new body, sure. Even a younger clone of myself would be alright. This subject has been approached in fiction several times.

    In Doctor Who, the Doctor regenerates. His new body retains all his memories but his personality changes too.

    A series of short stories by John Varley (Blue Champaign, The Persistence of Vision) are set in a future where a replacement body can be grown in a few days and transfer is a simple outpatient procedure. You can try out a different gender and if you don't like it, your old body is safely stored for you. Designers no longer make clothing, they make bodies and the logo of your body designer is shown off on a gold pinkie nail. I especially love the story "The Phantom of Kansas" which centers around the current form of life insurance; a brain recording is played back into a clone and you pick up where your recently-deceased self left off.

    Another series of books by Julian May includes a race of beings who don't have bodies but on special occasions will "wear" a body for social expediency.
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    Jun 19, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    AbileneCS said...a race of beings who don't have bodies but on special occasions will "wear" a body for social expediency.

    Well, it would be rude to show up to a dinner invitation without showing up.

    beaujangle saidI like the flame analogy

    Told to me decades ago by a wonderful, smart Buddhist cousin of mine. I've heard & read it numerously since but only more fully understood it as I applied it to the concept of this topic particularly.

    I was born on the other side
    of a town ripped in two
    I made it over the great divide
    now I'm coming for you


    Reviled. Graffitied. Spit upon.
    We thought the wall would stand forever,
    and now that it's gone,
    we don't know who we are anymore.