Is Brain Continuity a Necessary Component of Technological Immortality?

Those of you who faithfully read all My texts know I am the hardest of hard-core Immortalists. I demand immortality as a sacred birthright, and I very specifically identify technology created by intelligent life forms, as the only viable path to the achievement of immortality. For this reason, I always use the term “technological immortality” in all of My texts, in order to make it 100% clear that there are absolutely no elements of mysticism, spirituality, reincarnation, supernaturality, or religion, to My definition or to the Forbidden Truth functional path to achievement, of immortality.

Because technological immortality has not been attained, (and will not be attained, but that’s another topic in itself), there are many speculative elements to exactly how it could emerge. This essay is unusual for Me, in that it only provides philosophical and functional speculation, but even lacking absolutes, it opens the mind to Forbidden Truth.

The attainment of technological immortality requires some degree of continuity. What does this mean? Simply that a uniquely individual self-realized Self, must move forward perpetually within a state of unique existence. An individual continues, rather than ceases.

This brings us to the question of what constitutes an individual? Is it his brain? Or can it just be his recorded experiences? Could it be his actions? His ideas as he expressed them? If you dissect the question with sanity, you must conclude that the individual brain is a necessary component of the Self-universe. Every Self-universe is brain-based. Without a singularly dynamic brain, a Self-universe cannot be created.

But can it be maintained, after it is created, absent the brain?? Again, the sane answer must be No. A Self-universe can only be maintained by a Self, and the Self requires brain functionality, even if for nothing more than awareness of the existence of the Self-universe.

So, within the above understanding, we can move forward to the issue of brain function. How should brain function be Truthfully defined, within the context of brain continuity? Every human brain is constantly changing, every single day, in small as well as dramatic ways. No brain can be “held” in limbo, to perceive a Self-universe in the exact same way, for any period of time. In theory, technology might be able to achieve this feat, but to directly tie this achievement to the attainment of technological immortality, is foolish and illogical.

Just as all brains dramatically change over the course of a current “lifetime”, all brains can be expected to dramatically change over time, within the attainment of technological immortality. The brain of one who is immortal will change dramatically over time, and such changes do not equate to a destruction of brain continuity which negates the experience of personal immortality.

Continuity of the brain must be understood as not being impacted even by severe alterations of individual reality perception. For example, if an individual suffers severe or even complete loss of all memories during his existence, such as via alzheimer’s disease, his Self-universe remains intact. No matter how radically it is altered, it remains a singular brain, functioning and changing over time, as all brains do.

Within this understanding, we can begin to consider the different ways that technological immortality can be legitimately achieved. For example: Extracting a functional brain from a human skull and implanting it onto a robotic machine, or implanting it onto the vacant skull cavity of a former human life form whose brain died, or removing a functional brain from a human skull and depositing it within a chemical compound which allows for ongoing brain cell viability, these are all examples of technological immortality successfully achieved.

But lets dig deeper, what about cloning an existing human brain? Within My layman understanding of current cloning technology, none of the Self-universe of mind as uniquely experienced by the individual, is successfully transferred to the “clone”. Of course cloning methodologies may change greatly in the future, but strictly looking at today’s technology, to clone a human being, or even a specific brain, does NOT translate to technological immortality being attained.

What about uploading the sum total of a brain to a hard drive, virtual reality program, or other “storage” device? Unless a continuity of unique Self-universe consciousness can be maintained, these actions also fail to achieve technological immortality.

What about other brain duplication methods, distinct from cloning? Again, the exact methodology of duplication must be analyzed, to determine whether continuity of the Self-universe is maintained, or is a new, completely different brain created??

And last but not least, what about the extraction or duplication of individual or grouped brain cells? If existing brain cells are used to create a new brain, is brain continuity maintained? Does it depend upon how many brain cells are used in the process??

It is a complex issue. But brain continuity is integral to the attainment of technological immortality. And unique consciousness of Self-universe is integral to how brain continuity must be defined. This has nothing to do with memories or thoughts or feelings, at any specific point in time. Of course the brain changes, every brain changes and will continue to change, be it mortal and doomed to eternal nothingness, or immortal and perpetually functional. The immortal brain will change, it may lose all memories at some point in time, lose the ability to create new memories, then regain past memories, or not…

Brain continuity is simply an existing brain, continuing to perpetually exist as a Self-universe. This is technological immortality achieved, and in terms of making technological immortality a reality today, it should be the initial goal.

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