Originally posted by GinoJ
What about for human beings?
I've just read something intertesting in a book called "The Spiritual Universe" by Fred Alan Wolf. Appearently some physists have been considering the notion of transfering consciousness into machines, so that when our flesh fails, our consciousness can go on.
That's the short of it. The longer version involves sending nanocomputers with our consciousnesses in them into outer space, so many and for so long that they eventually are spread throughout the whole universe. Then, assuming the universe will eventually contract and collapse, when the universe finally cames to an end, all of our consciousnesses will be brought together, and through their communication, all of human history will be simulated in a scaled-down version of time so that in the last nanosecond of the universe all of our lives will be recreated, and we wont even be aware this is going on. Kind of like the matrix.