Today we wish a very special #BookBday to VIRTUALLY HUMAN: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt, PhD.
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 and the medical ethics involved.
Martine has already started by creating Bina48, the world’s most sentient robot that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts. How? Via a Mindfile—a digital database of a real person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions (in this case, Martine’s wife Bina).
Major media is already lining up for VIRTUALLY HUMAN, starting with a New York Magazine cover story of Martine Rothblatt!
The New York Post and Washington Post did features on Martine and more interviews are still to come from CBS “This Morning,” Washington Post Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Wired, NPR’s “On Point” and more!
Watch Bina48 in action in this video interview with the New York Times.