Re: poly: polymath digest for 16 May 98

From: d.brin <>
Date: Mon May 18 1998 - 01:59:04 PDT

The whole concept of losing control when your creations get smarter than
you is fundamental to one of the great themes of science fiction. Se Jack
Williamson's THE HUMANOIDS. It also turns out to be basic to Asimov's
Foundation/Robots universe, which I'm writing the latest opus for, as we
speak. I'll be commenting on this!

I still think my Gaia (from EARTH) is a good model. The SI is powerful,
but it won't get rid of us. We are her thoughts.

Received on Mon May 18 09:01:31 1998

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