I used to be a fan of the original Star Trek many years ago, but, after years of repeats, the novelty began to wear off. Or perhaps it was because what had once been science fiction became science fact. The communicators used by Captain Kirk and Doctor McCoy became outdated by our mobile phones. Space flight became a bit ho-hum with the advent of the shuttle and international space stations.
I have read a lot of books in the last few years about consciousness, the mind, and the brain, and the links between them. Is the mind that which we call consciousness, and if so, where does it reside? A lot of people believe that the mind resides in the brain. Others believe that the mind is stored in every cell in our bodies. Yet others believe that our mind