|Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You|
|Posted By: Andrew McNeill||Date: 8/30/05 4:14 p.m.|
In Response To: Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You (Andrew)
I've been having some ideas.
-Strauss had inflicted some sort of "humiliation" on Durandal, which Durandal wanted to repay.
-Strauss kept one of the 10 Mjolnir's on the Marathon (or somewhere away from the other 9).
-On the AI peronal-ads terminal, it says
-Tycho charmingly mentions how when Tau Ceti was destroyed, he picked up final lifesigns of all the 30 000 humans, and the distinct signals of the 9 Mjolnir. "In the end you will be no better." Another indication that the 10th is different, that he SHOULD be "better" and have a greater destiny.
Now, put these things together, and I give you the following extension of your original idea.
Strauss saw that AI constructs were effectively immortal, limited theoretically only by the closure of the universe. He wanted to make HIMSELF an AI contruct, or combine with one. So he started experimenting with Durandal and one of the Mjolnir. I mean, he wasn't going to experiment on himself. The experiment is obvoiusly humiliating for Durandal, but it might explain
Side note: the Gherrit White story which is probably a metaphor for Strauss and Durandal, the name Gherrit White is the name of a real professor of "Computer-Human Interaction"
|Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You||Truebe||8/29/05 1:40 a.m.|
|Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You||Bob-B-Q||8/29/05 4:19 a.m.|
|Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You||Andrew||8/30/05 8:37 a.m.|
|Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You||Andrew McNeill||8/30/05 4:14 p.m.|
|Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You||MrHen||9/1/05 10:15 a.m.|
|Re: Strauss, Durandal, Godhood, and You||Andrew||9/4/05 4:23 a.m.|
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