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message 1: by Peter (last edited Feb 06, 2014 02:44PM) (new)

Peter Ochs | 5 comments There is a selection in this captivating book (A Perfect Vacuum by Stanislaw Lem) which contain a number of book reviews for non-existent books.(!) Non Serviam relates the efforts of a scientist (Professor Dobb) to explore the realm of AI through a program he has created in a field he has dubbed "personetics." This program creates sentient entities that converse with themselves on the nature of their own existence and eventually contemplate the existence of a higher power (God?). The results are indispuably intriguing. This story is also included in a collection of essays and stories entitled "The Mind's I, edited by Douglas Hofstadter and Daniel Dennett (which is where I first came across it.) This theme was touched upon in the film "Tron", ("Aw, there's no such thing as users.")

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This sounds very interesting. Thanks.

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