Re: Duplicate other people from my mind?

Dennis Roberts (
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 13:20:04 -0400

Damien Broderick wrote:

> At 08:48 AM 9/17/98 +0200, Max M Rasmussen wrote:
> >From: Harvey Newstrom <>
> >>What if all the known data about a
> >>family member is also read out of my mind, and used to recreate that
> >>family member?
> >A good sci-fi book in the making there... but you just spilled the plot :-)
> Good short story, anyway - mine. `Resurrection', *Asimov's*, Aug 1984.
> Has an SI AI, for good measure.
> And Halperin did something similar recently with one character in THE LAST
> Damien Broderick

Mind reading might not be a requirement for a very good copy of some peoples minds. Authors have been placing their thoughts in the public domain for years. Coupling that knowledge with their celebrity ( book signings, speaking engagements, tv interviews, etc) many diverse people would have direct contact with popular authors and could give useful feedback on personality traits. As to which authors one might choose to resurect, two spring to mind that might have personalities that would easily accept their unique state as resurected mosaics. Dr. Asimov and what , to me is quite fitting, considering his Methusela's Children stories, Robert Heinlein.

Dennis Roberts
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