20. Technical Immortality
- Chances We’ll See It: Quite High
We truly want to emphasize the “technical” part of this. While we have wonderful science helping humans live longer than they ever have before, one day our bodies will give out on us and we will die. Yet science believes consciousness does not need a body or brain to operate.
If you could map someone’s brain completely, thereby using everything they know along with their personality, beliefs, etc. Not only can you create a being similar to the person who died, but you would get nearly the exact same person. One would just need to get their consciousness transferred into a robotic body or computer, and they could technically live forever. This is already being worked on right now too.