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Poem: "With Mortal Flesh and Iron Will"
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fayanora From: fayanora Date: December 4th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Go for it!

I think my favorite example of good AIs (if they can be called that) in fiction is the planet of the mobiles in the Young Wizard series. The planet itself gained something approaching sentience all on its own, but didn't really come into its own until Dairine showed up and began communicating with it. Then she taught it wizardry and the surface exploded with independent sentient units the planet made from its own substance. What was coolest was, they turned down the Lone Power's offer! They totally gave the Lone Power the finger, and survived the encounter. Which is just frakking awesome.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 4th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Go for it!

Yes, exactly!

But I think that Dairine, who is a Wizard, truenamed the Lone Power as GIGO. Garbage In, Garbage Out. The Lone Power created death, which was a pretty awesome thing to do, and everyone else threw a giant fit and ... well, what what would you do if you put a whole lot of work into something and then everyone dissed it? It was the First Mistake. And everyone made it TOGETHER.

Garbage in, garbage out. Until Dairine came along and put something ELSE into the buffer. Go go Junior Jedi.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: December 4th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Go for it!

LOL @ "Junior Jedi."

Yeah, Lone Power = GIGO. :-D
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