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Author Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954- author.

Title Virtually human : the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality / Martine Rothblatt ; [foreword by Ray Kurzweil ; illustrations by Ralph Steadman].

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    303.4834 ROT    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-340) and index.
Summary "Explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile created by the real Bina. If you're active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you're already on your way to creating a Mindfile--a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Forecasting.
Virtual reality -- Forecasting.
Cyberspace -- Psychological aspects.
Neurobiology -- Computer simulation -- Forecasting.
Thought and thinking.
Added Author Steadman, Ralph.
ISBN 9781250046635 (hbk.)
1250046637 (hbk.)

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