Friday, 21 April 2017
(ii) If yes, will it be possible to record a human personality and to reproduce it as an AI?
(iii) If yes, what are the legal implications for personal identity, responsibility, inheritance etc?
Poul Anderson addressed (i)-(ii) in later works.
John C. Wright addresses (i)-(iii) in The Golden Age.
Regarding (iii), I think that new laws would have to be made. For some discussion, see here. I have just read to a point in Wright's text where lawyers are becoming legally tedious on the issue.
There is another issue. All this reading sf has made me way behind with rereading Stieg Larsson so I will probably do some of that tonight although it is less likely to generate comparisons with Poul Anderson to blog about here. But I won't be away for long though.