Hi--My name is Marjorie and I'm delighted to find this site. A prediction here caught my eye. It said that because of mind uploading, criminals could be punished indefinitely. The impact of mind uploading on our justice system is one of the changes in society I explore in a novel.
I have written a sci fi novel (unpublished--originally titled Babylon Dreams--now it's Past Imperfect) based on the idea of after-death destinations. In it, the newly deceased continue their existence via mind uploading. The after-death industry is big business and depending on your tastes and what you can pay before and after your demise, you can choose a plan offering a selection of virtual reality environments.
Although the plot concerns a love triangle where a wealthy man kills himself in order to follow his wife and her lover into a virtual paradise in order to "win" her back, i was curious about how this technology would affect society, the economy, politics and of course this man's virtual heart--how does he change after being there for over fifty years and there's nothing new or unpredictable. What would it be like, the advantages, the drawbacks?
I have web site where I post news on the science related to my science fiction and some excerpts. My blog is marjoriekayesbabylondreams.com.
I would love to live long enough to see much of the science fiction I enjoy become science fact. Well maybe everything but the dystopias. 1984 can stay in 1948.