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Which other A.I.s that we've already met do you think Winslow will run into while volunteering?

Arthur
Bubbles
Charlotte
Iris
Leda
May (as a fellow volunteer)(awkwardness ensues)
Melon
Pintsize
PT410X
Punchbot
Spookybot in an ingenious/terrible disguise
Station
Toastbot
one of Pintsize's friends who have the same sort of chassis
Gordon
some other character I forgot (please name them)

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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3551 to 3555 (21st to 25th August 2017)  (Read 56945 times)

Storel

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Re: WCDT Strips 3551 to 3555 (21st to 25th August 2017)
« Reply #300 on: 27 Aug 2017, 00:48 »

This sounds like a reference to something, but I have no idea what. Could you please explain?

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Ah, okay. I've heard about the movie but never seen it, so I didn't recognize the summary. Thanks!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3551 to 3555 (21st to 25th August 2017)
« Reply #301 on: 27 Aug 2017, 14:29 »

Re the Silent Green remark: If I remember correctly, one segment of Cloud Atlas - the Son-Mi story - used a similar device, but in an even grimmer world.

The attitude of AI towards corpses need not be problematic, especially in a universe, like QC, where we have a benevolent Singularity. Especially since at the moment we don't have any indication that they have a use for actual human bodies. Now, if e had an indifferent, or down right evil class of AI, with a use for the humans, that would be different.
Think of the Matrix, though the originally intended use of human beings as distributed processors makes more sense than as batteries.

I do wonder, though, how AI's attitude towards bodies and chassis influences any potential religious movement that might emerge among them.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3551 to 3555 (21st to 25th August 2017)
« Reply #302 on: 27 Aug 2017, 21:01 »

So much human religion centers around our mortality. The synthetics will come up with something very different.
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