Brain in the After-Life

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Cosmologist Stephen Hawking says that the brain is a like a computer program and could possibly one day be downloaded to live on past death.

     Professor Stephen Hawking, known for his “unconventional” view of the afterlife, said at UK’s Cambridge Film Festival last week that he believes your consciousness could theoretically be kept operational outside of your head…by downloading your brain to a computer. While this sounds like a way to live on after death, he admits current technology isn’t there yet.  He referred to the afterlife as a “fairy tale for people afraid of the dark.”