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OfflineOldWoodSpecter
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a recreation
    #3734837 - 02/05/05 12:49 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

ok, another question regarding human existence..

Let's assume that when the brain dies, the consciousness dies too.

Let's say you die, and in the future someone recreates your brain as it was before you died, it has every neuron and engram identical to your real brain a second before your body died. So all your memories are identical and the brain is an exact copy of your. The person that was created you be identical to you in every way, every molecule is the same as if someone resumed your life from where it ended.

From the point of view of the original you, would you stop existing or would you just feel like you fell asleep and went to another body.

Would your consciousness continue in the new brain, or would your consciousness stop existing.


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Re: a recreation [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #3734921 - 02/05/05 01:11 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Tough question that only time and research can tell.


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Re: a recreation [Re: Droz]
    #3734983 - 02/05/05 01:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i believe that the consciousness exists on a higher plane than that plane of physical being, but then again some think im insane, becuase i think about another hting, than that one thought you call reality.


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Re: a recreation [Re: incubaby_421]
    #3735245 - 02/05/05 03:21 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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incubaby_421 said:
i believe that the consciousness exists on a higher plane than that plane of physical being, but then again some think im insane, becuase i think about another hting, than that one thought you call reality.




I believe it too, but I was thinking about it from a more materialistic point of view.


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Re: a recreation [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #3780984 - 02/14/05 11:41 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

no. you can make an elaborate machine that acts just like some dead
guy would, but that's not the dead guy. he's dead.


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Re: a recreation [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #3782214 - 02/15/05 06:09 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Copying a brain would be pretty much imposible, plus your brain would be rotting in the future. You can't just make a guess of how your own personal brain is structured.


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Re: a recreation [Re: exclusive58]
    #3782434 - 02/15/05 09:10 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I know it's impossible, but let's say it is possible, and you do make a brain identical to one the patient was having seconds before he died. So all his life, even the memories of death are stored there.
In this case we will allso assume that consciousness is a product of the organic brain and dies after brain death.

So from a materialistic point of view, would the second brain that is identical in everything to the first brain share the same consciousness or would it be another consciousness?


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Re: a recreation [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #3782871 - 02/15/05 12:09 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

From a materialistic point of view, i guess that the patient would wake up with a big head ache the same way one wakes up from a coma.

But the topic of consciousness goes beyond materialistic debates, IMO.

Why are you asking this?


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