I'd like to develop a baseline of information for pondering this topic:
I assume that "consciousness" is a definite, precisely-knowable phenomenon.
[I recognize that at present we have a very limited grasp of "consciousness", one that does not manifest within any current molecular/mass or other energy model.]
I assume that "consciousness" is not entirely a "spiritual" phenomenon; that is, the phenomenon in question is comprehensible and knowable within a scientific framework.
I would argue that these two profound (i.e., blatant) assumptions make for a perfect springboard to develop a hypothetical means of transporting or projecting consciousness, using light as the carrier.
If it is loosely accepted that consciousness might have electrical and magnetic properties, as a phenomenon principally resident in the human brain, might it be theoretically possible to interpret this phenomenon as akin to light?
On this basis, could light (photons or what have you) be fashioned as a temporary carrier bond to our consciousness?
Note: all variations of logic and assumptions are fair play. Unless you have the actual solution, of course!
The correlation of this question's premise to a WB context is related to a likely need for us to extend our awareness, thus knowledge, of distant, and currently unreachable, locations in the universe; to ideally port information in both directions, depending on what we find.
For example, I think it's accurate to say that any solution for transporting mass (e.g. humans) to currently unthinkable distances in a timely manner, is realistically "far off." Consequently, consider what might be the possibility of achieving what is, arguably, the primary goal of obtaining the ability to solve the problem I've described, which would be to observe and learn. (I'm ranking the manipulation of objects as a secondary objective when compared to my primary ranking.)
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I can see how there is no actual objective solution given our current capabilities. Following the suggestion that also makes sense to me, my grading criteria would be based on answers which rely on extrapolating what we currently know, and in a direction that is, arguably, likely to be pursued, at some point in time. I'm defining "arguably" as the general acknowledgement that mankind will pursue ideas that have either promising benefits and/or offer a better understanding of ourselves and the universe(s).