Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Interview With Author Ghost Spin - Chris Moriarty

"Cohen is an alien being in its own way, but borne of humanity. If we ever actually succeed in creating such a thing, do you think it will consider itself human? Will we be forced to expand our definition of “human”? This was a question that interested me from the beginning of this series: if humans ever succeed in creating a highly intelligent artificial life form will it consider itself human? Will it consider itself the next step in human evolution? Or will it be in some way entirely alien? I think that, as with most complicated questions, the real answer will turn out to be all of the above. And that is what I tried to show in Ghost Spin: a complex, realistic future in which biological human beings and the artificial life forms they have created are all evolving together." 4 out of 5