Yup, download our consciousness, and have it ‘quantum-transmit’ to a giant receiver on some far away planet where an AI sent ahead has already pieced together a familiar habitat. Remember, quantum particles are entangled and information is shared instantaneously, even if they are light years away from each other. No need for rockets that take forever to reach their destination. Let’s skip that phase, shall we, Elon? Then the AI starts working on recreating our beings. The old, biological ‘format’ is not strictly required. Any reformat suited to ‘living’ on the new planet will do. You can get nostalgic by having the film Vanilla Sky projected ‘real time’. Does God end where an AI recreates the Creation. Is God an AI in an endless cycle of birth and rebirth? Talking about the mind, our brain is the most complex organ in the universe. It has over 100 billion brain cells. Multiply 100 billion brain cells times 40,000 synapses means that the brain has more connections than there are stars in around 20-40,000 galaxies. Consciousness is key. Are we our own universe?

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