Thursday, July 29, 2004

Eschaton, a godlike AI?

Gee, now that Atrios has revealed himself as Duncan Black, will he change the name of Eschaton?
From the book, The Iron Sunrise , by Charles Stross:

The next minute, a godlike AI has bootstrapped itself into existence out of the world's computer systems, arbitrarily teleported 9 billion people to various worlds scattered across the galaxy and throughout time, and left the Earth in shambles. In the wake of its departure for points unknown, the deity—Eschaton—has left cornucopia machines, immortality drugs and a host of other technological gifts.


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