What is this book about?
Pete McRae, a robotics software programmer with a background in genetic engineering and neuroscience believes machines, in the very near future, will not only have the ability to think but will also have emotions. He is so obsessed with this belief that at times he cannot distinguish between biological life forms and machines. This strong belief and developments in the fields of robotics, neuroscience and nanotechnology lead him to develop a robot with an electronic brain that has the capabilities of a human brain.
Could this mechanical brain think and feel like a human brain? The results of his experiment are not only shocking but they also bring back painful memories of his past. What does he learn about love and other emotions that go with it? Does he prove machines can have emotions and, dare we say, consciousness? What does his finding mean to the future of machines? Or for that matter, the future of biological life forms as we know them today?
[This science fiction novel] revisits themes Asimov explored almost 80 years ago in his Robot series. The speculation in the last chapter – about how humankind may evolve in the future – is incredibly intriguing.
- Blueink Review
“Raju’s topic is timely, fascinating, and thoroughly researched.”
- ForeWord Clarion Review