But then I thought: Well, let's say the technology were invented tomorrow. Couldn't I just upload my consciousness now, and maybe keep doing it every few months (sort of like you would back up your computer to an external hard drive)? I suppose I could but then I realized that "I" would be looking at my little "brain-external-drive"... I would not be it. So even if I could upload my consciousness to a computer I would still have my own, separate consciousness. It would not make me live forever, it would simply make another consciousness identical to my own and someday I would still die.
Am I missing something? Besides my sanity I mean.
Any other thoughts on cheating death?