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  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I can't stomach S.A.Corey, but at least in Asher's Polity/Cormac novels, Cormac isn't one person, he's a repeatedly instanced AI construct....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    This week, The Most Human Human / Brian Christian, because it was recommended by someone on the internet, pop philosophy on what it means to be human in a world with AI. Last week, TNS/CS, possibly the best written of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    The problem I had with ...Score was that I spent a lot of it feeling sorry for Bob. I guess Mo deserves sympathy too, but I don't know her as well. As for Mo's character, I don't really see what...
  • Commented on Science-fictional shibboleths
    When reading the OP, the first thing I thought was "I would like to nominate every paragraph of every book ever written by James S. A. Corey." This would be slightly unfair, because I haven't read them all, just one...
  • Commented on Why AIs Won't Ascend in the Blink of an Eye - Some Math
    My only problem with the curves as given is that they don't give a definition of time or intelligence. If I am some AI of say 20 times human intelligence, and I look back at the history of the growth...
  • Commented on Time tourism
    Abstruse Goose The Time Traveler's Burden....
  • Commented on Dragged kicking and screaming into the 19th century
    Quadruple digit, surely....
  • Commented on Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship
    Damn html formatting. The first line was: "Consults Economics & Politics degree notes"...
  • Commented on Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship
    Yup, sounds about right. If I actually did have my notes on me, I could tell you the name of the most well known person who has articulated the idea....
  • Commented on Fang Fuckers: some reflections (in a mirror)
    I think my favourite vampire love story has to be Richard Calder's Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things. And now I've been reminded of it I'm going to (yet again) see if I can get an ebook version. Nope....
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