Re: re [2]: What is "New Age"?
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 22:24:51 -0400 (EDT)

Looking into the future as a follow up to Mark's interesting point, which is
also discussed in Wired October 1994 issue, how and through what medium would
the Extropians go about uploading our human brains to say a Web site on the
Internet-- in mere bit/byte PET Scans mappings, or actual cryonic DNA through
molecular computing or nanotechnology as some Extropians propose?

For sake of argument, if Mark is corrrect that "...consciousness is a state
in the machine; an emergent property of the network...", and assuming that
every Internet user uploaded their brain's DNA, would that result in a
"Collective Extrophic Consciousness" or "Collective cyber/molecular brain
mass" as such, beyond our mere brains per se?

Or, is it possible that our "Collective Consciousness" is beyond something
material and genetic-- the spiritual, the eternal, yes the soul--
apocryphally speaking? Would that mean there may be the after-life beyond
this physical world?