BEAUTY, 2020
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BEAUTY, 2020

Scientists, mostly male scientists, are now engaged in the study of what is called Whole Brain Emulation, the notion that we can upload our brains to a computer, ditch our bodies, and attain immortality. BEAUTY addresses the wanton destruction of beauty, especially that of our physical environment, and suggests that beauty might have been hard wired into our DNA as part of evolutionary adaptation. While science has yet to prove that consciousness is immanent to the body, most think so and I am inclined to agree with that and so my thinking is about how we would fare without a body, and why men, who are at the forefront of this technology, are in such denial about the significance of the body and how deeply tied we are to the environment, one our bodies and brains evolved over centuries to live in concert with.