[ExI] transhumanism in fiction

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jun 22 18:08:55 UTC 2010

On 6/22/2010 12:15 PM, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> A possible extension: the child has the phone implanted, and
> brain slowly rewired (over the course of the story) to a
> silicon simulation - and sped up.  The child starts off
> identifiable; the audience sees the path to the conclusion;
> the audience may still identify with the post-uploaded mind
> even as it distributes among dozens of shells and starts
> breaking out the custom-designed nanotech.

All of this is either spelled out or implicit in Robert Sawyer's new 
trilogy (2 volumes already in print), WWW. Worth looking at for ways to 
dramatize an emergent AI and ver developing relationship with humans.

Damien Broderick

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