such is the power of imagination.
My favorite example of that personally is time travel.
So easy it’s become a part of all of our world’s languages.
Look at all the tenses.
The marvelous thing is: You’re already doing it. It’s so commonplace we hardly notice it.
By communicating, you’re transposing your consciousness – part of – to others. Hardened into language, art, music, it leaves the realm of consciousness and enters reality, to be absorbed to varying degrees by others.
Your consciousness can be transferred to thousands of years in the future.
All of it? No. A lot of it? Yes. What parts? Many.
Imagine the brains as state systems with lots of switches. You compose a piece of music. Your state system is at particular settings. The mood, feelings, ideas you want to convey are encoded in the music.
You die. Two hundred years go by.
Somebody plays the music with the same spirit you did.
Their state settings become as yours were.
The listeners’ state settings become as yours were.
For a brief period of time, you are conscious again. You live and never died in the first place.
I’m doing this: http://icopiedyou.com – collecting as much as what I’ve written online since ’89, and even report cards from before that, vines I’ve made (12,000 so far), all in one place.
It’s not organized except by date and keyword searchable.
It’s the closest thing to putting my brain online that I could figure out.
This very message will go in it.
Will _I_ carry on forever? Consciously? I have no idea. I’m hoping for something to crop up in my lifetime. Somebody will invent it I suspect. I just have to wait smile emoticon