Lol- I am not sure saving one's consciousness is really about projecting at just the right moment
, but I could be proven wrong
I think it comes down to more of whether the mind is an independant entity from material existence (bodies, and the like), as to whether it is likely to survive the destruction of the body. The area of Philosophy where this particular question is discussed in very great depth is called the "Mind-Body Problem", and deals mainly with the idea of whether the world is composed of only matter (the prevailing doctrine which most scientists, without really considering alternatives, ascribe to), of both matter and mind (we have a body and a soul, like Cartesians and Western Religions believe), or simply only a mind, which is actually experiencing the world as a form of sustained thought (the position of many Eastern philosophies, and a few influential radicals today).
People who wrote extensively on this particular issue are Socrates, who gave a sublime lecture on why he felt his mind was going to survive his execution in "The Phaedo", Descartes, one of the most well recognized dualists, who gives his views on the subject in his "Meditations", and David Chalmers, in modern day, who forcefully rejects matierialsm in his work.
If you have any specific question, or would like to discuss any of this in depth, that would be fine
Hope This helps!