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November 25, 2003

Interesting short story on David Brin's site dealing with close integration between human beings and AIs, as well as the ethics of simulated realites:

The AI/human cyborg parts remind me a little bit of the Aspects in the Galactic Centre series of books by Gregory Benford, with whom Brin has collaborated in the past. Bit of a predictable end, although at least Brin has the good grace to acknowledge it.

Posted by Jonah at November 25, 2003 10:00 AM


Bits of 'The Matrix' and the Culture minds in there as well, but good stuff...have you read any of his novels? Worth it?

Posted by: Jan at November 27, 2003 6:28 PM

I've only ever read "The Postman", which was fairly standard post-apocalyptic fare, and which was subsequently made into a film with Kevin Costner (uhrg). That kind of put paid to my consumption of David Brin although he does have a good rep within the science fiction genre.

Probably more worth it than any cunt who uses L'Oreal products, anyway.

Posted by: jonah at November 28, 2003 9:14 AM