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Here's a question for all you cavortin' Criv-ites to consider. Imagine that Science one day masters the technique of transferring your brain patterns into a synthetic body - much like NOMAN from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS. That means a new, younger body, with all your thoughts, tastes, memories and morals would live on, perhaps forever.
There's one little problem though. Unlike Noman, it wouldn't be your actual consciousness that would be transferred, only a simulation of it. And the process of transference would effectively cause your original body and brain to enter a vegetative state, with death following soon after. So, although in one sense 'you' would live on, it would be a copy of you, not you yourself.
Ponder this scenario for a moment. You're in your 80s and approaching the end of your life, with perhaps only a few years to go if you're lucky. Would you sacrifice those years for the chance of perpetuating the 'essence' of yourself for many more years to come, thereby preserving all your memories of your life up to that point?
Or would you prefer to take whatever comes, and to hell with the promise of pseudo-immortality? Do tell.