or could we be immortal?
what is consciousness? is it not the formation and function of the organ we call the brain? (along with it's supporting cast of organs).
consider how vast the universe is. as scientists say in layman's terms "it's all the same stuff". (in regard to matter found within the cosmos. see periodic table)
we cannot wrap our minds around the concept of infinity. but if we consider what einstein said regarding "matter cannot be created nor destroyed".
could it then be possible that after we die, when our brain specifically goes back to dust...isn't it recycled, it's not "destroyed". so eventually, in the context of infinity, we will live again...eventually.
even withstanding the theory which suggests the entire cosmos will eventually collapse....if matter cannot be created nor destroyed...our particles will be in that "soup"...and the same laws will take shape, even after the entire collapse of the cosmos, the violent process will start from scratch again. infinitely collapsing and reproducing. even with the most incredible odds against us of being reformed in the soup, at a later date again, in the context of infinity...it will eventually happen again....again even if it takes 50000000 trillion years, it will recycle us. and we will live again, and again, and again, and again.
i love the mathematic principle of process of elimination. once you elimate all the molecules which have no context in the realm of consciousness, it leaves an entire mass of energy/matter which have nothing to do with conciousness...so once you've elimated all of them......you are left with a relatively small soup of concsiousness molecules which constantly recycle us. in contrast to all other existing energy/matter within the cosmos.
i think i just set the framework for a really good movie. you ever see in the movies where the sub-title says "20 years later..." . how bout a sub-title that says "800 Quadrillion years later..."