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Re: Robert Fake
Posted By: William SpencerDate: 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.

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Replies:

Shutting Down DurandalBriM 7/28/01 8:22 p.m.
     Re: Shutting Down DurandalREB 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 DurableSoapstone 7/29/01 9:51 p.m.
                       Re: Robert FakeWilliam Spencer 7/30/01 10:12 a.m.
                             Re: Robert FakeSoapstone 7/30/01 12:01 p.m.
                                   Re: Robert FakeSoapstone 7/30/01 12:05 p.m.
                                         Re: Robert FakeREB 7/30/01 1:38 p.m.
                                               Re: Robert FakeSoapstone 7/30/01 9:39 p.m.



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