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Virtually Human : The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality
by Ph.d. Martine Rothblatt and Ray Kurzweil and Laural Merlington and Jeff Cummings


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"Virtually Human" 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.  Read more...


 
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More About Virtually Human by Ph.d. Martine Rothblatt; Ray Kurzweil; Laural Merlington; Jeff Cummings
 
 
 
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"Virtually Human" 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. Soon, this Mindfile can be made conscious with special software Mindware that mimics the way human brains organize information, create emotions and achieve self-awareness. This may sound like science-fiction, but the nascent technology already exists. Thousands of software engineers across the globe are working to create cyberconsciousness based on human consciousness and the Obama administration recently announced plans to invest in a decade-long Brain Activity Map project. "Virtually Human" is the only audiobook to examine the ethical issues relating to cyberconsciousness and Rothblatt, with a Ph.D. in medical ethics, is uniquely qualified to lead the dialogue.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781491532911
  • ISBN-10: 1491532912
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds


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