CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago author is out with a new science fiction thriller.

Mark McClelland’s “Upload” is set 50 years in the future when scientists are researching the transfer of a person’s mind into a computer to upload them and Raymond Quan, the hero, thinks he can upload himself and make it look like it failed, and spend the rest of his immortal life in a virtual world. The problem is, McClelland says, he has just fallen in love.

McClelland says the continual synergy of people and computers creates great plots for fiction, and serious questions for all of us.

“I think we’re very quickly going to start to get into a realm in which we’re getting more and more godlike in our ability to create and control life.”

“Upload” is now on sale.

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