David Eagleman is the host of The Brain on PBS, as well as the author of the book of the same name. In this video, he tackles several fascinating subjects concerning your brain.
If the brain is merely the hardware, could we emulate its software somewhere else? Could we simulate your version of consciousness on a man-made computer? Yes, says Eagleman, although it’s not going to happen anytime soon.
But when it does, and we’re able to move beyond our flesh, deep space travel goes from being impossible to possible.