Virtually Human

by Martine Rothblatt, PhD

Publisher: St Martins Press

Publication Date: February 23, 2016

ISBN: 9781250046918

Binding: Paperback

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Virtually Human explores how cyber consciousness will manifest in our lives, and what we need to consider when a new, high-tech population of mind clones awakens to the rights, privileges, and obligations humans take for granted. Rothblatt conveys a profound understanding of how close we are to achieving a full simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology in clear, positive language, and raises numerous ethical and moral questions we absolutely need to address now, before the technology becomes commercially viable and accessible to all of us. She gives us the philosophical and technological tools to understand the far-reaching implications of artificial intelligence. Martine Rothblatt has been at the forefront of AI research, and is a clear-headed and optimistic thinker when it comes to understanding the ethical concerns that will play a significant role as we move towards living side by side with our mind clones. Virtually Human will be the essential companion book to the future of mankind.