[TV] X-FILES "Killswitch"

Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 11:14:33 -0800 (PST)

I must admit to being a little surprised, I was sure someone would
mention last nights X-files episode.

Co-written by William Gibson, the story revolved around an AI that
had been released onto the net to evolve, when it no longer
responded to it's creators summons, they try to track it down and
incapacitate it.

It reacts predictably by defending itself, sometimes in an
ingenious fashion, sometimes in a more predictable way.

The lead character was a women (INVISIGOTH) who I would class as
definitely extropian, she was reputed to have a PHD in AI, was
extremely streetsmart, and in the words of one of the lone gunman,
she was hot!

She reveals to the agents that her and her lover were planning on
uploading themselves onto the net, but he has disappeared while
searching for the home node of the AI.

I don't want to spoil the rest, but if you didn't see it, call your
friends and look for a tape.......

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