Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

4:35pm ET - What will the not-too-distant future look like when cyber-consciousness, or the simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology, becomes a part of our daily lives?  This may sound like science-fiction, but the nascent technology already exists, and thousands of software engineers across the globe are working to create cyber-consciousness based on human consciousness.  In her new book Virtually Human: The Promise –and the Peril – of Digital Immortality founder and former CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio and the founder and current CEO of the biotechnology company United Therapeutics, Martine Rothblatt examines the ethical issues relating to cyber-consciousness and what it will mean for society when software that mimics the way human brains organize information, create emotions and achieve self-awareness becomes widely available. 

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