The talk about brain preservation in the comment section reminded me of this excellent discussion on CBC radio about preserving your brain long after your body is dead and the progress scientists are making to solve this problem.

Apparently, the only way to salvage your brain for posterity is for it to preserved while you’re still alive, thus killing you.  Waiting until after you’re dead will cause the chemical interactions that are your thoughts and memories to atrophy.

These scientists reject commenter RR’s belief that our minds can not be reduced to our brains.