Wed, 3 September 2014
Topics: controversies and possibilities concerning: mind-uploading, robotics, human-like androids, sexrobots, the sexdolls of today (which are not robotic) human level artificial intelligence, as well as far greater than human level artificial intelligence. We also talk about Patrick's new novel, Sexbot (a novel about uploading ones mind into a human-like robotic android).
Patrick Quinlan (best selling author) is our featured guest.
Patrick Quinlan is the author of seven novels, including six thrillers written under his own name. These books include the crime novels Smoked, The Takedown (renamed The Falling Man for ebook publication), The Drop Off, and The Hit. Smoked made numerous bestseller lists in various parts of the world and was translated into four languages. He is the co-author, with legendary film actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Nighthawks, The Hitcher), of Rutger's memoir All Those Moments. Available in English and Dutch, All Those Moments was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Patrick is also the author of Thee Optimist, a blog about bad behavior, unintended consequences, and the absurdity of the human condition. He has been featured or reviewed in major media throughout the world, including the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the London Times, the Daily Mail, Entertainment Weekly, Maine Public Radio, BBC Radio News, and many others. He divides his time between Maine and Florida.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 3, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 58 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on August 27, 2014.
Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.