News: November/December 2012
Physicalist J.J.C. Smart dies at 92 • Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ sold at auction • Philosophy: And now the video game! — News reports by Sue Roberts
Philosophy Video Game
Some years ago, Philosophy Now ran a spoof review of a philosophy video game. The so-called ‘real world’ is belatedly catching up. A recently-launched video game called The Swapper integrates problems from both ethics and philosophy of mind into the game. According to a review on the eurogamer.net website, “The eponymous swapper is a cloning gun that lets you transfer your consciousness from one body to another,” as you roam an abandoned space station searching for its crew.