I think science holds to key to "real immortality" not fake stuff preached by preachers and religious figures to get you to put money in their offering boxes. There has never been any conclusive proof of any afterlife thus in absence to any proof I tend to think it is false. However, Biological Immortality and Digital Immortality have all the proof in the world behind them for instance if you fix your genetic code you will not age or make a copy of your brain patterns you will be stored inside a computer that sort of thing makes much more sense to me. Unlike what the religious text says achieving immortality is not the easy or "Free".
Getting back to the consciousness, and away from world/universal domination, which I think comes from the evil emperor in star wars.
Is consciousness defined by just existing, or do you have to be awake. Digital immortality ? contained in computers, how about quantum computers ? Is the universe not one big automatic quantum computer. Your information may already be encoded for eternity, or at least part of it.
I think all information is stored and remembered in your overall soul. Think of it this way. Your body is like your spacesuit to your consciousness. You are in it but after awhile that spacesuit will wear out. Your consciousness will then move on. I think there is a process when you leave the body from this experience and you go into that dimension more then likely the 4th dimension and you ask yourself what have I learned from this experience?
What is your soul. Is it not a religious thing that can be sent to hell or heaven to scare children.
Quantum computers / the universe might contain a record of what is your essence, in another timeless dimension. That essence might be able to move around perhaps.
You might ask yourself if said explanations work. do I want to do that again? . The Problem being reborn as a child would mean you would have to learn from all those mistakes again, and dont think there is any conceivable way a dead person could transfer their knowledge into another body. People with brain trauma lose huge chunks of their brain function including memories, so to function as we are, you need a functioning brain. Your thoughts do not make up what might be your essence. In religious terms this would be a soul/spirit/ghost/ etc
Any one like ghost stories. There are many mansion houses near where I used to live, one of my friends had got himself a job as a live in gardener and lived in the stables, of this mansion house. The lord of the manor was out, so he invited us all around for a look and party. He gave us a guided tour at about midnight, around most of the house, culminating in the disused chapel. We had left all the doors open behind us along this corridor, it was quite a warm night. We opened the door to the morgue. As we each stepped into and out of the morgue the temperature dropped and the hairs went up on the back of the neck. Then it started, the doors we had left open started banging shut, slowly at first then accelerating down the corridor. We vacated the chapel through the open windows, and went back to the stables to party some. The next thing we hear are hob nail boots coming down the stairs where there was no one. Again the temperature dropped. My friend handed his notice in shortly after, he had a nervous disposition.
Another story ref an apparent Poltergeist. A boyfriend of one of my older female friends, was helping her baby sit. The child was young and frightened that the poltergeist in that house would throw something. So when it came for the boyfriend to leave he said I will take the ghost with me. Driving home in hs car when he looked in the rear view mirror was a apparition. He stopped his car got out. the apparition disappeared.
+ many more stories.
Edit I forgot where I was headed with this line of reasoning. Is there any way that any part of your information could be passed from A to B via entanglement to anothe point in space time. Again I am thinking non locality.
Edited by Flummoxed, 21 February 2020 - 09:25 AM.