Will human consciousness ever be transferable to a new body or a machine?

This is not theoretically impossible, so it seems likely to happen eventually, however the way it happens may be different from what people expect.


Ethicists, for decades, have been concerned about the dangers of altering the human germline — meaning to make changes to human sperm, eggs or embryos that will last through the life of the individual and be passed on to future generations. Until now, these worries have been theoretical. But a technique invented in 2012 makes it possible to edit the genome precisely and with much greater ease.