We can’t change ourselves by changing our bodies — our self, consciousness is independent of the body

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 2, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“If you could change the genes of human beings, what would you change to make our species better? How would this affect our society?”

We can’t really achieve anything by gene modifications. Very soon we will be able to replace most of our organs with artificial technology, we can edit our DNA.

But will it change how we behave, who we are?!
Are we equal to our physical, biological bodies?!

Unique, empirical natural scientists who have been studying human nature and natural reality in general claim, that our “self" is not connected to our material body, moreover the Universe we exist in is also non-material.

Interestingly what these scientists concluded thousands of years ago, quantum physics also starts to reveal as it probes ever deeper into the fabric of our reality.

In truth this physical world, including our physical bodies is simply an artificial construct, like the Matrix, helping us to make sense of reality in our original, very limited, egocentric and subjective firm, before we start consciously, methodically developing towards our true, upgraded perception and consciousness that can decode, comprehend the infinite, eternal, non-material reality we really exist in.

We are required to recognize this need for a new, conscious phase of human development and to start the process by ourselves in order to justify our higher status in natural evolution over other animals.

This transition towards our truly Human, upgraded perception and consciousness starts in our generation, when our “physical realm” gradually slips through our fingers, collapses in order to force us to look for the truth.

Finally, how it affects society.

Our new consciousness, perception is achieved by integrating with each other, building a unique selfless, altruistic, collective consciousness, intellect like a “hive-mind".

But this “hive-mind" doesn’t erase our unique individual point of view, thus we can all access it personally, while contributing with our irreplaceable uniqueness to the complete whole.

This of course leads to a very different, collective human existence that by default erases all the problems our original selfish, egoistic, individualistic nature causes.




Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.