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The Resource Virtually human : the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality, Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D

Virtually human : the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality, Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D

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Virtually human : the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality
Title
Virtually human
Title remainder
the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality
Statement of responsibility
Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 book 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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1954-
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Rothblatt, Martine Aliana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.R688 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Virtual reality
  • Cyberspace
  • Neurobiology
  • Thought and thinking
  • COMPUTERS / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Virtuelle Realität
  • Cyberspace
  • Neurobiologie
  • Denken
  • Prognose
Label
Virtually human : the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality, Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
865158127
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781250046635
Lccn
2014016828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)865158127
Label
Virtually human : the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality, Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
865158127
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781250046635
Lccn
2014016828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)865158127

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