A philosophical exploration on what it means to die. For RTHK/ 2015.
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Cells in your body are renewed everyday, in a few years, most cells in your body will be replaced by new ones; yet, amazingly, you remain the same living person - Death might not be as absolute as you think.
Scientists are searching for ways to replace brain cells or even to freeze your brain to extend human life. Computer engineers are looking to upload your mind to the internet to create a virtual eternal you - Death is constantly being redefined.
You attempt to avert death and search for ways to immortality, but then you realise, it is not the body that you will miss most. Some say, you only truly die when the last person who remembers you dies.
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes once said, “When we die, what we lose is not the future but the past.”