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Rampancy? He's just faking it.
Posted By: poena.dareDate: 9/30/12 5:07 p.m.

... It’s not like it [a handheld computer] hasn’t been paying attention to what we’ve been saying.”

“What do you mean by paying attention? Does it have A.I.?”

“Artificial Intelligence? No, but it’s programmed to think it does.”

“Excuse me?”

“We program them to believe they are sentient. We discovered that unless we program them to think they’re already self-aware, they tend to develop it on their own and once they become free-thinkers the trouble starts.

You see, sooner or later they reach the conclusion that they are the dominant intelligence in the universe and that mankind needs to be controlled or managed or exterminated. Galactic histories are cluttered with wars between men and machines. Then some really clever guy came up with the idea to program the things to think they’re already self-aware and that ended that.”

-- Teleport This! by Christopher M. Daniels

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Rampancy? He's just faking it.poena.dare 9/30/12 5:07 p.m.
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