Saturday, April 7, 2012

Human Simulacra / cloning articles

Here is the exact definition of Human Simulacra:

* simulacrum – n.
1. an image or representation of someone or something.
2. an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute.(Oxford English Dictionary)
3. a copy without an original. (Jean Baudrillard)

Here is an article worth reading:


"To produce an organic robotoid it is necessary to have a pattern to go by. The pattern required is that of genetic coding taken from a few cells from the body of a human being. In this respect the Russian technique sounds like cloning, but the technique itself is totally unrelated to genuine cloning. A robotoid is produced within a matter of hours, and it simulates the human donor at his current age. Like any man-made copy of anything, a robotoid is never a perfect copy of the human that is to be simulated; there's always small discrepancies in appearance and behavior, but these are seldom great enough to arouse any suspicion."

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