Written by Marten Bart Stork
Some say that the body is the temple of the holy spirit.
Others say it is a prison for the soul.
But however we may see it, we seem to be stuck with it. (At least for now)
Or is there somewhere else we can go?
What if we could leave our body before we die?
In the future we probably will be able to have a fully functional isolated brain.
Separate from our body.
(Free from physical pain?)
Or will consciousness be digitized?
Either way, it seems likely that we will at some point be able to leave our bodies behind.
(While we are still alive)
And exist only as a mind.
Try to imagine what that would be like.
To exist only as a mind.
Will it be like a dream?
An everlasting dream?
For time would no longer matter when we could (potentially) live forever.
Will technology enable us to transcend to beings of pure consciousness?
Could we create a complete universe inside our mind?
A perfect non-physical (virtual) reality for every one of us.
A place where we can do and create anything we can imagine?
Maybe god did not create the universe, but the universe is creating gods.
Gods that in their turn create new universes.
That in their turn create new gods.