Say you could make a thousand digital replicas of yourself — should you? What happens when you want to get rid of them?
What Are Our Ethical Obligations to Future AI Simulations?
By Philip Ball
I f you’ve ever dabbled in role-playing games — either online or in old-fashioned meatspace — you’ll know how easy it is to get attached to your avatar. It really hurts when your character gets mashed by a troll, felled by a dragon or slain by a warlock. The American sociologist (and…