How long til we can

Is a virtual world in which we can exist indefinitely with no need for a physical body? How close are we technologically and how long before society is ready for it? Will we exist with the knowledge that we exist virtually, or will we choose to forget? Will we be able to preprogram our lives to exist as a certain entity set to terminate at a specific time and then go through a process of "reincarnation" assuming another role? 

What are the advantages to living in such a life?

What are the disadvantages?

If such feats are accomplished, what will that mean of our view on god?

What will be the difference between life now and life then?

Are we living in a virtual world already?

If so...can I download a million dollars please? Anybody listening? Okay, hell, make it 40 million. 

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