Posted: Nov 15, 2010 6:59 pm
by darwin2
Mr P wrote:It may be possible for consciousness to survive the death of the body via some technological means in the distant future, but how do you propose this without a physical substrate... if that's what you're getting at?

I think I may be able to answer your question by addressing this question. If intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe, what form will it take? The form it takes will be the form it has. Now what form will consciousness take if it survives death? It will take whatever form it gets and this will be the form it has. I have absolutely no idea what that form may be.