I'm asking for resolution, not comfort.
It seems to have been a stored copy. However the consciousness of beings I have interacted with around the universe were living same- time, self aware sapient beings, doing jobs and living their lives. Actually you have made me think here. It is also possible that i was attached to stored memories in those cases. However I had to "physically" travel across the galaxy and universe, through a network of communication devices to get to the physical locations of those beings, so I suspect they were living and real. In my father's case i simply stepped into his world from the 1930s it was like living in a movie, where you could interact with the characters and travel within the movie "world", but not change the outcomes or real time events. You become a sort of bit player with an impromptu and improvised role within the bigger picture. I have also travelled back into the past on historical "expeditions" to observe past realities, and found much the same to apply.
Eg it is no good talking to doctors from the nineteen thirties as they give you a guided tour of their hospital, about the fact that, not only are all the patients smoking in their wards, but so are they. Or trying to give modern medical advice.They are trapped within the realities of their own existence/time. Yet i can observe details, down to the type of cigarette they are smoking, and confirm that data later, through research.
My point was that any technology capable of storing a copy of the human self aware consciousness is capable of reproducing it and re-attaching it to a host, either organic or artificial. Ie "resurrecting" a consciousness in a host . Humans will be doing this in the next generation, and so it is impossible NOT to accept its feasibility.
Edited by Mr Walker, 03 December 2012 - 10:19 AM.