Join Date: Oct 2009
"The wired might actually be thought of as a highly advanced upper layer of the real world. In other words, physical reality is nothing but an illusion, a hologram of the information that flows to us through the wired. This is because the body, physical motion, the activity of the human brain is merely a physical phenomenon, simply caused by synapses delivering electrical impulses. The physical body exists at a less evolved plane only to verify one's existence in the universe."
Once we replicate the brain, we've beaten brain death. Immortality. Everyone that has died before 'the singularity', is just straight up dead. Those that 'die' afterwards may possibly live for ever in a robot/cyborg host, or 'bodyless' within cyberspace itself.
"Life perpetuates itself through diversity, and this includes the ability to sacrifice itself when necessary. Cells repeat the process of degeneration and regeneration until one day they die, obliterating an entire set of memory and information. Only genes remain. Why continually repeat this cycle? Simply to survive by avoiding the weaknesses of an unchanging system."
Physical reality is so 2001. We are software.