Re: Positive AI plots

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 12:34:16 +0000

At 05:39 PM 11/04/99 -0700, Jeff Davis wrote:

> While a good AI is developed by compassionate, freedom loving private
>individuals and their dog, a bad psychopathc AI is developed by the
>military spook types.

< cutting room floor >

> The dogs name is Pierre, the AI's name is Celine, and the movie is entitled:
> The Dog That Lived Forever

Very sweet. :)

By a strange coincidence... new young-adult sf novel, co-written with Rory Barnes, is called STUCK IN FAST FORWARD. It will be published by HarperCollins Australia in a couple of months, and *only* in Oz, since US publishers found it... (yawn) (incomprehensible) (non-commercial) [check one, or write in].

Our family, and their dog Ferdy (nothing is beyond parody, Jeff, as you surely knew), are plunged by runaway time machine further and further into a post-Spike future which gets weirder as the AI/upload/Gaia-mind spreads to encompass the galaxy and then the cosmos. There is no conflict between good and bad AI, because everything is very quickly much too strange for such provincial metrics. So the storyline is a kind of fairytale/family drama. The dog is the one who Transcends.

Damien Broderick