Dr. Martine Rothblatt, founder and CEO of United Therapeutics, just published a book entitled Virtually Human: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality. The author contends that a software copy of a human mind (mindclone) will eventually be placed in an avatar making that person immortal. 

Poll Question:
Is the idea of making a software copy of a human mind something in the realm of reality or science fiction?

Realm of reality
50

Science fiction
61