November 9, 2010
WHICH IS IT?:
10 Questions for Stephen Hawking (TIME, 11/15/10)
What do you believe happens to our consciousness after death? —Elliot Giberson, SEATTLE
I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one's memories.
So it's nothing like a computer. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 9, 2010 6:29 AM