|Re: Robert Fake|
|Posted By: William Spencer||Date: 7/30/01 10:12 a.m.|
In Response To: Robert Blake Is Not Particularly Durable (Soapstone)
I don't think that Blake had Durandal inside him, but Blake COULD have been a false personality created by Durandal.
There's at least one fictional precedent I can think of for a computer faking the presence of a human:
Robert A. Heinlein's "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"
Short summary: Technician Manuel discovers that Luna's MYCROFT computer has awakened to sentience. They become friends, and then end up becoming involved in a revolution, finally helping Luna to win its independence from Earth and set up a libertarian/anarcho-capitalist society.
Marathon-ish bits: Mycroft, or Mike, is an A.I. with quite a sense of humor who runs, basically, everything automated in Luna. Mike is able to simulate voices and images - during the height of the revolution, he personally "appears" on television as revolutionary leader "Adam Selene". Mike introduces Earth to the magic of orbital bombardment - with asteroids fired from Lunar catapults.
|Shutting Down Durandal||BriM||7/28/01 8:22 p.m.|
|Re: Shutting Down Durandal||REB||7/28/01 9:36 p.m.|
|That Reminds Me...||Soapstone||7/29/01 12:08 p.m.|
|Re: That Reminds Me...||Son of Grd'nl||7/29/01 12:37 p.m.|
|Re: That Reminds Me...||REB||7/29/01 3:47 p.m.|
|Re: That Reminds Me...||Son of Grd'nl||7/29/01 4:24 p.m.|
|Robert Blake Is Not Particularly Durable||Soapstone||7/29/01 9:51 p.m.|
|Re: Robert Fake||William Spencer||7/30/01 10:12 a.m.|
|Re: Robert Fake||Soapstone||7/30/01 12:01 p.m.|
|Re: Robert Fake||Soapstone||7/30/01 12:05 p.m.|
|Re: Robert Fake||REB||7/30/01 1:38 p.m.|
|Re: Robert Fake||Soapstone||7/30/01 9:39 p.m.|
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