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  1. More likely no than yes.
    Just as energy cannot exist outside of matter, so consciousness cannot exist outside of the brain, because it is one of its functions.
    �Consciousness is a property not only of the homo species, but also of magpies, orangutans, dolphins, and chimpanzees, for example, if we understand it in a narrow sense, i.e., awareness of oneself and one's actions, and the ability to overcome one's instincts.

  2. No. Consciousness is a property of living matter, and more specifically, homo sapiens, I have not seen any studies saying the opposite. However, I must say that consciousness is not inherent in all people.

  3. No, all the processes that shape and create our consciousness take place in one of the systems of our body.

    It is certainly possible to imagine that one day the same system will be created, in which they can ( and will)flow all the same processes as in the human brain. At the moment, the complexity of such a system is too high even for us to fully understand all the nuances of its operation now, let alone recreate it. But time does not stand still. Formally, this system will be outside of the human body, and perhaps it will have consciousness.

    But then the question arises whether such a system and the object that includes it can be considered a form of life, and whether such an object will not become the body of a new (artificial) living organism.

    In general, in my opinion, I would not exclude the theoretical (hypothetical) possibility of ever transferring (or even copying) consciousness to another object, in a technical way, using special technology ( and not through the “astral”), but definitely outside of any body ( with a fairly complex system in which all the processes that determine consciousness can occur), consciousness cannot exist.

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