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From Inside the Flap Gargantuan global software monopoly Expedite Corporation set out to create an artificial intelligence to serve as a semi-sentient server manager of the world’s information networks. Their success wildly exceeds their expectations, but comes at a very human cost. Available as a FREE download when purchased with Burn.
Gargantuan global software monopoly Expedite Corporation set out to create an artificial intelligence to serve as a semi-sentient server manager of the world’s information networks. Their success wildly exceeds their expectations, but comes at a very human cost.
Available as a FREE download when purchased with Burn.
You probably don?t remember a time before central control. Sure, Expedite, the creators of the most prevalent commercial operating systems, look to some people like an up-and-coming technocracy, but they don?t really
There’s no war ? at least, no major war ? now; no missile on the planet can fire unless the CCS is willing. Sure, the Middle East is still a favorite suicide-bombing spot, but who bought which bomb components. And Where. And when. That’s all transparent.
That cuts down ? on a global scale ? on the anonymity of the nutcases who stockpile bombs, guns, VX gas ? you name it. In an old sci-fi flick they called it the Master Control Program: a juggernautish command-coordinating central core designed to run everything operating within a given network. The MCP was sentient, and that aspect only added fuel to the fires of a scientific quest: pursuit of a conscious, sentient, artificial intelligence. Research into artificial sentience had gobbled untold billions of bytes of mainframe space, bringing excruciating headaches to not a few programmers. Even now, science doesn?t understand what sentience is; how were programmers back then supposed to build a cognizant machine, when sentience remained an unquantifiable abstract?
Thousands tried creating programs with monster subroutines picking stored, recorded reactions and interactions from a library of stored, recorded reactions and interactions, but the most intricate among them was still nothing
Some laughed the uneasy laugh of Swiftian satire when the theoretical strategy of Expedite Corporation’s Joseph Fuhlber unfolded before them; many recoiled, distancing themselves from this man. The journals called him a
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