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Engineering a shutdown experience
Muse #400 - can one prepare for that?
I was pondering something after reading an article on brain activity recorded during death being similar to dreams. One would never know what goes on, but it made me think about whether something was possible to engineer it. Is it in the realms of the possible or the realms of the impossible?
Can one really engineer their last thoughts and imaginations in advance? What if one creates a sequence of important memories in our head, play it over, again and again, every day (something akin to meditation - which by the way I am poor at) so that one is able to bring back that thought or experience as their last thought whenever it was required to do so? That could lead to a mindful sunset experience.
Perhaps in our future, a neural implant could possibly help with that - but our brain is so powerful in its capabilities (something that we don’t yet understand in full) what I thought should be in the realms of the possible. The worst-case scenario of doing something like this is that one gets to experience all the memories that they want to recall, while they practice these forced recalls every day. And possibly the added bonus if things pan out as planned at the very end.
Perhaps I should give it a try. Every day.
Life may actually flash before your eyes on death - new study —