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Computer One

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The most frightening novel about the future since Orwell's 1984."An exciting man-machine war". -- Daily Telegraph

"A prophetic novel". -- Times Literary Supplement

"This novel really scared me. I thought the last word had been said on artificial intelligence, but I was wrong.... Move over, HAL". -- Arthur C. Clarke

On a California campus in the early years of the twenty-first
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Marion Boyars Publishers (first published 1993)
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Apr 20, 2008 Alex rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Woooooooooooah. What a Rand-ical trip, dude! This book is chock-full of empty theorizing, people just yammering at one another over any sort of thing they feel like, and really, really bad computer talk. Gods, the author like learned nothing about either people or computers before starting this book. No one really talks to one another, they're just sounding boards for other people's discourse. And the CS is painfully poor. I think I'm now less scared of the internet killing everyone than I was b ...more
Mar 18, 2012 Rob rated it it was amazing
This is one of the scariest books I have error read. Warrick is a modern George Orwell and this is one of a few selection of books that I have never had the guts to re-read.

I've worked as an IT engineer for 15 and the parallels with technological development are profound.
Sarah Bronte Rodgers
Ok, this is my first review here....sorry for my bad English.

Even though this novel was written back in 1993/4, i just discovered this book like 2 years ago and then decide to buy it in amazon.
Anyway, this is my opinion of this novel...

if you really want to analyze about why was morally right for Skynet to try to eradicate us(humans)and the same philosophical question for the AI Hal 9000’s hostile approach toward its humans programmers and the AIs in GURPS Reign of Steel and cybrids from the gam
Steven Raszewski
Dec 25, 2013 Steven Raszewski rated it really liked it
Very good. Spooky.
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