Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014

Our show with CEO and futurist Martine Rothblatt might have been one of our more polarizing this week. Some of you were cautiously open to our future of mind-clones and digital spouses. Other were... alarmed. ("This must not happen"!) Any show that gets listeners exercised about the nature of consciousness and the soul is okay by the lights of your humble fill-in web guy. It's worth another listen.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (September 5, 2014 — September 12, 2014)

1. Week In The News: ISIS, NATO And High-Profile Hacking (September 5, 2014)

2. Tierney Sutton's Jazz Vocals And Baha'i Faith (September 5, 2014)

3. Martine Rothblatt: The Tranhumanist, Transgender CEO (September 11, 2014)

4. Back To Benghazi (September 8, 2014)

5. Psst! Your Data’s Showing (September 8, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"The President had little choice but to give the speech he gave the other night." - Howard Fineman

"If we don't embrace rights for mind-clones, only bad guys will have them." - Martine Rothblatt

"I don't think you need to share a Prime Minister with someone in order to love them." - Adam Ramsay

"We haven't been able to to quantify 'knucklehead' in our algorithm." - Christian Rudder

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"So if I had a mind clone, and I decided to get rid of it, is that murder or suicide?" - Catherine Vines

"People aren't that hard to figure out - the problem is, we as human beings don't like being shown who we really are." - myblusky

"What's the expected impact on single malt?" WorriedfortheCountry

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

Teen wants a picture with his cat in his high school yearbook (see above). Also there are lasers. (Jezebel/petition)


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