Some scientists believe that in the future our brains may no longer need our bodies to survive.
The concept of surviving as a brain in a jar has been a staple of science fiction for years, but how far-fetched is this idea ? Cyberneticist Professor Kevin Warwick believes that rather than improving our bodies we should be instead looking for ways to live without them. Even now, experiments have been conducted in which people have been able to control a robotic arm or computer program using nothing more than their own brain power.
In the future it may be possible to have a human brain hooked up to a robotic mechanism that could allow it to survive indefinitely while still being able to physically interact with the world. Such a setup may become critical in allowing humans to survive the journey to distant galaxies and could make it possible for us to eventually colonize distant planets that would take us thousands of years to reach.
"Scientists are investigating whether or not we could one day live as brains without bodies, far away on another planet."
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Source: Daily Mail
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