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    I don't think a complete data transfer can be done without advanced Nanotechnology.

    That means you need actual tiny robots that could be sent into the body and specifically into the brain to retrieve and write data to the machine memory.

    This being said. Why mess with androids if you can just clone a new human body to put the consciousness in. I doubt hard wired technology will ever be able to match the biological. That is when it comes to reproducing the human body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Schnadelbach View Post
    Presumably the robotic bodies cannot sleep, eat or copulate. What would someone whose persona was placed in one of those have to "live" for? Reading great literature is one reason but it would get old fast, even so listening to great music.
    That shouldn't be a problem. The pleasure one derives from eating for example, is due largely to a stimulation of the reward center of the brain that takes place in response to consuming food. The same pleasure center can also be stimulated by other means such as with drugs, electrical impulse etc. There are rats who have been fitted electrodes in their brains that stimulate the pleasure centres when the rat presses a button in it's cage. These rats will stand pressing the button repeatedly for days on end ignoring food and water until they collapse from exhaustion. The point is "pleasure" can even now be synthesized in a lab.

    One problem I have with "eternal life" in the afterlife sense is that after a few trillion years, there would be nothing left that you had not done several billion times. Imagine knowing that that would never end. To possibly misquote Mencken, "No matter how good a party might be, it cannot be good forever."
    I'd rather be dead and nonexistent in any form.
    This looks like a bigger problem, but then again we don't live a trillion years all at once, we only live a day at a time. Who's to say that in a trillion years humanity couldn't come up with a trillion new new activities and occupations? In the last hundred years the number of different occupations has expanded enormously especially in the realm of technology. Perhaps when you became bored of having a human body you could switch to the body of an eagle an go flying through the air.Perhaps you could become a tiger or a dolphin or assume any number of other forms as the mood took you? Perhaps you could become something entirely new and unheard of?
    Close observation may result in feelings of horror, wonder and awe at world you find yourself inhabiting.

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    The Russians have been working on this for decades but have only recently stated that they are about 10 years away from making it a reality.

    Hell,i've even heard that they have the machines(Terminator style cyborgs)ready.Scary if true.

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    We already have the ability to live forever.

    We, not I.

    As a people we reproduce ourselves, and have the ability to pass along our knowledge and culture to our offspring.

    A near perfect system.
    "Do not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect."

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