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rxantos



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rxantos
Maybe I am spending to much time at the computer, but recently I have this thoughts.

Are we our bodies or are we the program that runs inside our brains?

If it where possible to transfer such program (our consciousness) will that means that we are software and our bodies hardware? Would the entity in the new body be us, or just another consciousness that believes that is us?

And if a copy of a consciousness is possible, would it be possible to have more than one copy of us on different bodies?

And if we are the consciousness and not the bodies. Would that mean that one day there will be a consciousness that is created on a machine?

If so, Are we are just carbon based machines?
Post 03 Aug 2011, 21:09
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sleepsleep
who knows?
how are we going to face our own-self?
Post 03 Aug 2011, 21:34
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revolution
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revolution
If you have a kidney transplant are you still you?
If you have a liver transplant are you still you?
If you have a lung transplant are you still you?
If you have a heart transplant are you still you?
What about getting a new hand? Leg? Arm?
If you change all internal and external organs slowly over many years are you still you?
If you changed the whole body in one session, are you still you?
If you change your brain from a female body into a male body are you still you? Did you suddenly change sex or not? Did "you" move with the brain or the body?

I've had this broom now for 20 years. It has had 5 new handles and 3 new heads but it is still the same broom. Or is it?
Post 03 Aug 2011, 22:52
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Overflowz



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Overflowz
We are humans. That's the only true answer for that. Nobody knows more. This question will make chaos now. Good luck.
Post 03 Aug 2011, 22:56
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edfed



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edfed
the program don't run only in the brain.
it runs everywhere around us. from the finger that moves over the keyboard, to the server that saves the text my soul wrote via fingers on the keyboard, to the server... you see what i mean?
when you read this text, in fact, you listen it, there is something like "voice" generated somewhere beetwen ears and brain.

when you close your eyes, you continue to see images, that are generated by your eye cells.
even with eyes opened, you can "see" images, inside your imagination.

all these are part of us. and the constant noise we ear, the constant visual aberations we see, the daily feeling to be there, to have harms, legs, heart.

sometimes, the brain, even if very clever and full of "ideas" have some HLT state, some state you cannot pretend to exist, theses period of time can be called micro death, and don't really depend on nything else than an empty brain, during a certain amount of time.

sometimes, when you walk, or do something really repetitive, like doing nothing, it happens to your mind to switch off, and in a fraction of second, you realise you weren't conscient, your spirit was paused... but you are there, then, you are your body, and your brain, and your actions, ideas, feelings...
Post 03 Aug 2011, 23:14
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typedef



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edfed wrote:
the program don't run only in the brain.
it runs everywhere around us. from the finger that moves over the keyboard, to the server that saves the text my soul wrote via fingers on the keyboard, to the server... you see what i mean?
when you read this text, in fact, you listen it, there is something like "voice" generated somewhere beetwen ears and brain.

when you close your eyes, you continue to see images, that are generated by your eye cells.
even with eyes opened, you can "see" images, inside your imagination.

all these are part of us. and the constant noise we ear, the constant visual aberations we see, the daily feeling to be there, to have harms, legs, heart.

sometimes, the brain, even if very clever and full of "ideas" have some HLT state, some state you cannot pretend to exist, theses period of time can be called micro death, and don't really depend on nything else than an empty brain, during a certain amount of time.

sometimes, when you walk, or do something really repetitive, like doing nothing, it happens to your mind to switch off, and in a fraction of second, you realise you weren't conscient, your spirit was paused... but you are there, then, you are your body, and your brain, and your actions, ideas, feelings...



Multithreading .

Your spirit is the kernel in Ring0 your body is a DLL/EXE in user mode.

There. Very Happy
Post 04 Aug 2011, 03:12
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