] The big question, however, isn't whether people become
] more techno than flesh, but whether robots develop some
] form of consciousness - self-aware minds of their own.
] Sidney Perkowitz raises this question in "Digital People:
] From Bionic Humans to Androids" (Joseph Henry Press), a
] book that describes how a new generation of robots could
] serve as "the next level of humanity."
Probably soft, but an exemplar of an active and robust meme.