Mindclone: When you're a brain without a body, can you still be called human?
I already had this book on my long list of books to be read. Luckily, someone in one of my book clubs was already reading it, and told me that she was really enjoying the story, and highly recommended it. So I moved it up on my list. Bought the book. And I started reading it. Bottom line, I have been reading it every day ever since, non-stop. Well, except ...more
Unfortunately the Author choose to focus on love interests more than a page turning Thriller.
I also would have liked a broader timeline of events and a more encompassing world for the reader.
The author limited the advancement of technology and the repercussions on society.
Worth reading but keep your expectations to nothing more than a good read (like reading the newspaper in the morning).
Science writer and author Marc Gregorio finds himself in a unique situation, but more on that shortly. Marc tends to get wrapped up in his work, and relationships with his girlfriends suffer as a result. Three successful books and three lost relationships later Marc has come to the understanding that he will probably never be successful at both, and he seems ok with that, until one day he meets two people at social party who will forever change his life ...more
First and foremost, the book can be quite cheesy in places. For one thing, the first chapter leaves a ...more
Mindclone is a love story between Marc Gregorio, a science writer of some note; Molly Schaeffer, an accomplished cellist; and Adam, Marc's brain-uploaded double, a computerized virtual person. Marc was not expecting anything surprising when he dropped in on a lab funded by Memento Amor, an interactive mortuary. What Marc suspected would be a naïve project used sophisticated scanners to copy him into the firm's first success, and more than anyone bargained for. Certainly more than ...more
The story treats some of the classic religious/philosophical questions: What exactly constitutes a human being? What, if anything, makes a human being different from other animals and inanimate objects? Does a person have a soul? What exactly is a soul? Can the essence of a person be duplicated? If so, is the duplicate a viable, human being, like the original? What is intelligence? What is consciousness?
Mr. Wolf addresses the moral issue ...more
“I emerge from blackness into panic that swiftly inflates to mindless terror as I see the impossible: me watching myself.”
The intro of this book surprised me. It started out as stream of consciousness, with what to my proofreading eye appeared to be mistakes. That bummed me out. But I kept reading.
And I found out that it was first-person dialogue from one character. That’s a nicely done intro, very Robocop.. Even the font is different. When a writer changes fonts to depict changes in a story, th
I truly hope this will bridge into a sequel or something similar. Slight reminiscent of the WWW series by Robert Sawyer. ...more