Category Archives: Facts in Fiction/Synthetic Persons

Nipping Skynet in the Bud? Killer Robots and Real Life Warfare.

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: A look at the SF trope of uploading human minds to synthetic bodies and one of its current real-life precursors, autonomous robotics. Human Rights Watch warns about the use of such systems in war.   Includes links … Continue reading

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British Academies Issue Joint Report Decrying “Souped-Up” Humanity

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: A look at the real-life side of the SF trope of uploading, in this case serious, organized concern from British academicians about human enhancement.Includes links to (a) the report Human Enhancement and the Future of Work, and (b) … Continue reading

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Our Artificial Bodies: FDA Approves “Bionic Eye”

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: Uploading human consciousness into artificial bodies is a science fiction trope, but medical research is making an artificial human body increasingly possible. Includes links to (a) product page for bionic eye, (b) abstract of paper on … Continue reading

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The Non-Fiction of Synthetic Persons

____________________ The TL/DR Synopsis Uploading human consciousness is a science fiction trope, but also an area of real research. Post includes links to (a) full text of a classic uploading story from 1955, (b) multiple scientific papers from 2012. ____________________ … Continue reading

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The Real Science & Emerging Culture of Artificial Humanity

Days to publication date: 65 In my novel Luck and Death at the Edge of the World (available May 7, 2012), some privileged human beings are able to abandon the bodies they were born with — as these bodies age and … Continue reading

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