• Question: Do you think we will ever be able to move our consciousness or measure it? Maybe there is a whole different type of energy we haven’t even discovered yet.

    Asked by Daniel to Chris, Sarah on 17 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Sarah Guerin

      Sarah Guerin answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      Love this question- for me consciousness is the big unanswered question in science- we know so little about the thoughts in our own heads! I like the idea that consciousness is linked to quantum physics- the smallest particles in the universe that make up everything. Quantum particles have all these amazing properties that normal objects do not, and we don’t understand those fully either! I think the more we can measure quantum particles and understand them, the closer we get to understanding consciousness- it could be absolutely anything, including some kind of energy, or something we haven’t even thought of yet.

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      Chris Werner answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      Interesting question. Consciousness isn’t itself an energy or has the potential to be one, its a state of mind. As for measuring it, there are some theories which I’ve heard about, but I know of the potential for consciousness to be uploaded into a machine, and your consciousness can live on forever in a machine…would I want to live forever as a machine though, probably not!