Phil and Stephen continue their discussion with bestselling author PJ Manney about her new book (ID)entity. (Listen to Part 1 here.) Topics include:
Equifax and security
Would anyone believe this story if it were fiction?
What consideration can we expect when we are the product?
What will security issues look like when we begin connecting our brains to the internet?
More on how adult entertainment drives technological change.
The world’s first robot brothel has opened in Spain.
China cracks down on rental sexbots.
The coming era of robo-weapons.
How the definition of “robot” is changing.
How our feelings about robots are changing.
Laughing at robots.
Plus — what comes after the current (R)evolution / (ID)entity / (CON)science trilogy is complete?
PJ Manney is the author of the bestselling and Philip K. Dick Award nominated (R)EVOLUTION, book 1 in the Phoenix Horizon series. She is a former chairperson of Humanity+, the author of “Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy,” and a frequent guest host and guest on podcasts including the World Transformed. PJ is a culture vulture and SF geek, and the daughter and mother of them, too. When not contemplating the future of humanity, she is a mother, wife, and education activist in California.