Would YOU turn a loved one into a robot clone?

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09:  The Terminator robot is seen in the paddock following qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 9, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In just a matter of years it could be possible to upload the mind of someone who has recently died to a computer, immortalizing their essence in a robot clone.

  • I’m gonna say yes I would.

    Like I was told to.

  • Xavier

    I bet little robo-kittehs come first.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

    • David

      Daisy, Daisy, give your answer do….

  • Spatchcocked

    Can I do it if the person hasn’t actually like you know died yet ?
    I assume there’s a handy dandy on-off switch for the verbalising component ?

    If yes then it’s a definite strong maybe……

    • Justin St.Denis

      If they can, I would LOVE to have a robo-friend of myself! 😉 I already crack myself up!

  • Shebel

    Even if it was free—I can’t think of anyone that I would like keep around.

  • Kaye92

    Personally, I believe that what is transferred in this instance wouldn’t be the person (at least, not the most important aspect of them). In other words, I believe in a supernatural aspect to human identity (a soul), something which these folks would no doubt reject.

    But if for the sake of argument, one assumes that a person can be fullt recreated this way, then to really work, to really be the copied person, the android/robot would have to BELIEVE it was that person (otherwise its perspective on the world would be fundamentally different than what the original person’s had been). Suppose they could do this and convince the android that its memories were its own and that it WAS, in fact, the person it was modelled on. And suppose further that this was done multiple times so that there were several androids believing themselves to be the “original” person – which of them would be the person? All of them? That would kind of change the notion of personal identity, wouldn’t it? How could one tell them apart (if records of which was which were lost, for instance)?

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  • Spatchcocked

    What about the cunt..the mons veneris as it were…..if the dearly departed had a nice looking fresh smelling not too hirsute sugar scoop with superior lubing function can one keep that?

  • Spatchcocked

    Don’t blame me….if Trump can brag about his chopper why can’t I mention twats I have known and loved.

    He’s liberated me!!!

  • Spatchcocked

    Been thinking on this…..what about the mandibles…I’m not prone to fears of vagina dentata of course but the idea of putting my dear friend Mr Johnson into a stainless steel mouth machine does give me pause….

    Anyone have any experience here?….anyone?

  • Exile1981

    I want my thoughts and beliefs and personality uploaded into dozens of terminators so i can clean up the neighbourhood.

    • Shebel

      Are you like Justin and are enthused with the knowledge that YOU have the ability to clean up the Whole Wide World?

      • Exile1981

        Nope just pissed that the rcmp office down the road lets his doberman run free and it keeps jumping my 5 foot fence.

  • Millie_Woods

    Don’t buy version 1.0

    • Dana Garcia

      Right, better wait till they fix the bugs.

  • Clausewitz

    Already have a couple of robotic clones in the extended family. they’re Liberal supporters.

  • john s

    Well if you don’t believe people have a spirit, why not? Ever been under a anesthetic? You wake up with no memory of being under. Same as dead I suppose. Except you would wake up as a sex toy……..

  • I don’t believe this will ever happen. It is pure fantasy based on a thorough misunderstanding of the nature of cognition. Cognition is not a materialist, purely brain function – it is a faculty of the living animal/human soul. The brain mechanisms just underlie this, they are not one and the same with it.