Full of interesting concepts, here is a gripping novel sure to engage science fiction fans who will get a kick out of seeing Janet Asimov herself make use of her husband Isaac's Laws of Robotics....
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Mind Transfer Reviews
This was a really creative book, the first book I have read by Janet Asimov, and she does not disappoint as a science fictionalist. The robots in this book are self-aware. They were originally created as much "smarter" robots by humans in order to transfer their own minds to them when their bodies aged,so they could enjoy a "second life." However, as expected, lots of humans are against this. Humans have colonized parts of space by now, so that is interesting, and at some point in the book they are faced with being cut off from Earth, and just going ahead with the illegal mind transfers. IN the meantime, some of these robots that were intended for mind transfers have become self-aware (AI) and it's fascinating!It's just, in a word, absolutely fascinating. I wish it was a series.
Un po’ una delusione dalla moglie di un genio come Asimov. Ha buttato in mezzo tutta la fantascienza conosciuta, dai robot agli alieni, dal trasferimento mentale (che sinceramente immagino come trasferimento di coscienza e non di registrazione) ai viaggi interspaziali, ma alla fine il libro dice veramente poco.
This book does not grab your attention at the start but if you are patient and open minded this book will satisfy the philosophical mind. Janet Asimov in her own right is a brilliant writer and does not shy away from taboo. The novel not only makes you question the possibility of uploading a persons conscience to a robot is possible, it also makes you question sentience of both organic and inorganic, and the the universe itself.
Mind Transfer, ah, what can I say? I suppose that it was a good book overall, and looking back upon the plot it was interesting enough but I can't say that I enjoyed the book while reading it. I was around ten years old, and oh gosh, there's some serious sex scenes between a twelve-year old and fourteen-year old, I believe, that were extremely detailed! The romance and break-ups seemed too soapy for a sci-fi novel, and some of the facts were incorrect (such as the details of photons, all that junk was incorrectly stated). But looking at it without a critical eye, I suppose it wasn't terrible. I've put it in my midteens-present bookshelf simply because I feel that I should have read it, if at all, at a later age where I wouldn't have been so "scarred," by the graphic, smutty sex scenes.
There were some things in here that I don't think we're really necessary, but I thought it was pretty interesting overall.
Two chapters in, I'm not impressed. The reviews on Amazon.com aren't good either. So I'm not sure I'm going to finish this one. I hope her other books are better.