The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. A Novel by Roger Williams. This page contains the entire text of all eight chapters. * Chapter One. Taking the Three Laws of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal At turns shocking and humorous, Prime Intellect looks unflinchingly at . Lawrence had ordained that Prime Intellect could not, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. But he had not realized how.
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Our agents will determine if the content reported is inappropriate or not based on the guidelines provided and will then take action where needed. Thank you for notifying us. The page you are attempting to access contains content that is not intended for underage readers. In a time not far from our own, Lawrence sets out simply to build an artifical intelligence that can pass as human, and finds himself instead with one that can pass as a god.
Taking the Three Laws of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal and provides instantly for every stated human desire.
Caroline finds no meaning in this life of purposeless ease, and forgets her emptiness only in moments of violent and profane exhibitionism. At turns shocking and humorous, Prime Intellect looks unflinchingly at extremes of human behavior that might emerge when all limits are removed.
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Words fail me when I try to think of a way to describe this book I felt like I was reading humanity's own epitaph, or perhaps a birth announcement printed in an ancient newspaper. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I'll say that the way the story is brought full circle is absolutely masterful The sex and violence are indeed extremely graphic, and perhaps not to everyone's taste.
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I started reading the story just to see what quality of work is available on Lulu, but I couldn't put it down after the first chapter. By daneel sun. By Saul Perdomo. Roger's story touched a nerve, and I believe most of us who read it were much affected by it.
This is one of the most talented sci-fi writers of our time, and his many other Kuro5hin stories are also highly recommended. There are no reviews for previous versions of this product.
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Address Address is required. Phone Number. No more death, no more diseases, no more crime — almost overnight the world becomes a perfect post scarcity utopia. And everyone is fucking bored out of their heads… Cool concept.
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This was his all time favorite subject — artificial minds trapped in intractable existential dilemmas trying to reconcile their built in compulsion to protect human lives, and some dire circumstances.
And in most cases these machines simply lock up or burn out. So I was a bit dissapointed that the author took this well traveled route instead of taking his story somewhere else. Personally, I find the 3 laws to be compelling but very flawed concept.
Asimov himself proved over and over again how the intentional vagueness of the 3 laws was often cause of crashes, deadlocks or unpredictable behavior.
Methamorphosis of Prime Intellect is yet another example on how the 3 laws can be damaging. I believe that the author intended to write a cautionary tale about singularity, and when Ludvikas recommended it he picked it specifically for this reason. The Prime Intellect was a product of the 3 laws — a short sighted safeguard built in by an insecure creator.
The Night of Miracles and The Change were both prompted under the first law compulsion of protecting human life. Instead of forced immortality, Prime Intellect could have offered it only to those who wanted it, and only as long as they were willing to tolerate it. It could offer people choices. It could set up enclaves and colonies where people could live away from his watchful eye, minding their own business.
The main source of grief for all the characters the authors concentrated on was their forced immortality. Caroline was an old soul, whose whole worldview was turned upside down by the singularity. She could not find a new purpose for herself in the new reality. Her whole life was about hard work and sacrifices. She denied herself simple pleasures and instead poured all of her energy into rising kids, helping out the community and etc. That was the only thing that gave her a sense of accomplishment — hard work and self-sacrifice were her go-to drug.
She was one of these people I wrote about here. No hobbies, no interests, no imagination. She seems like the kind of person who would dread the weekend, and purposefully fill it with with mind numbing household chores, rather than sitting down, enjoying the life and doing something creative with her time. Why do you think she kept her personal space featureless and empty? She was just dull as a brick. It is at the end when she is doing back breaking work, and playing village mom passing down moral judgment on her offspring from up high, censoring their access to knowledge for their own good.
Caroline is the kind of person I would hate in real life: dull, ignorant, self-important, holier-than thou, busy body. Fuck her, and the high horse she rode in on.