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Trapped in a World Running Out of Ideas

Thousands of years ago, before he was trapped on an isolated computer system, Flatline was programmed to conquer the world. Today he’s escaped back to the World Wide Web, where he hopes to find his way back to the real world. Except the World Wide Web has forgotten there ever was a real world.

The inhabitants of this future Web reside
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ebook, 303 pages
Published 2010 by ideonexus
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Guillermo Angeris
Dec 18, 2015 Guillermo Angeris rated it liked it
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Overall, an entertaining read that was fast and certainly different. In general, the author does a good job of imagining what and how the web might look like to AI machines, along with the different 'battles' that these fight relative to the human, physical world (e.g. the lack of 'entropy' [1] in the AI world as bad vs. entropy in the physical world [e.g. heat-death] as bad) ; these anthropomorphisms of AIs and their respective characteristics were quite good an imaginative, as was the social/p ...more
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Sep 20, 2010 Vicky Tgaw rated it it was amazing
I read this book nearly two years ago. It was a fast, fun read. In addition, I have found some of the concepts to have a lot of staying power. The "Eden's Paradigm" passages, for example, have really stuck with me. Even though it's been two years, I still see things that make me think or refer to "Eden's Paradigm".
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(Barely) Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a BA in English and a 2.1 GPA and is a lifetime member of MENSA.

Has spent over a decade working in Information Technologies as a Web Programmer, building cloud-based applications for clients such as Lockheed Martin, PSINet, Sony Corporation, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the United States Coast Guard.

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