Could We Transport Our Consciousness Into Robots?

If we were able to move our brains, neuron-for-neuron, into a robot, would we still be the same person?

Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science.  If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.


Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Robin de Roover: Is consciousness imprinted in the brain, and will it be possible to transfer that via teleportation?

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