Stephen Hawking created a stir when he recently talked about life after death. A form of life after death anyway. One article I found is on the link below and this is what he says, “I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is like a computer…So it’s theoretically possible to copy the brain on to a computer and so provide a form of life after death.” But he admits we don’t have the technology to do it anytime soon.
The article goes on to describe some of the other digital immortality projects out there. Dmitry Itskov is still working on a robot that will house a computer copy of a brain. If there was a robot that had a human brain replica and consciousness, personality and memory went with it, would it be a curse or a joy to live forever that way? Would you still be able to mimic the experience of eating? Would you want to? What would robot sex be like? They say it’s mostly in your head…
- Stephen Hawking: Brains Could Be Copied To Computers To Allow Life After Death (huffingtonpost.com)