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We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1) We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
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“How are you supposed to feel if you are forced to do what you would have done anyway?”
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“Since I doubt, I think; since I think, I exist.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“Wake up, buddy. You okay?” “Auntie Em! Auntie Em!” Homer’s VR came online, smiling. “I guess we got’em.” I snorted with relief. “And their little dog, too.” Homer steepled his fingers in a properly evil mastermindish pose. “All their base are belong to us.”
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“People's capacity for turning dogmatic stupidity into political movements never ceased to amaze me. We've knocked off 99.9% of the human race and somehow the crazies still manage to survive. It just defies the odds.”
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“At one time, we thought that the way life came together was almost completely random, only needing an energy gradient to get going. But as we’ve moved into the information age, we’ve come to realize that life is more about information than energy. Fire has most of the characteristics of life. It eats, it grows, it reproduces. But fire retains no information. It doesn’t learn; it doesn’t adapt. The five millionth fire started by lightning will behave just like the first. But the five hundredth bacterial division will not be like the first one, especially if there is environmental pressure. That’s DNA. And RNA. That’s life. …”
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“I like people in the abstract but not in the concrete?”
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“Stereotypes are valid first-order approximations.”
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“but it was considerably better than my current defensive armament, which consisted of harsh words and heavy disapproval. Probably not effective against Klingons. Spike”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“Belly laughs are one of the best things about being sentient, and you should never miss a chance for one.”
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“Point is, that’s when I really realized that I don’t think like most people. I’m fine with solitude. In fact, I get antsy when I’m around people for too long a period without respite.” The”
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“It blew me away that almost two hundred years after Shatner first famously didn’t actually say, “Beam me up, Scotty,” people still knew Star Trek. Now that’s a franchise.”
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“Um. Ways in which a sentence beginning with the word "missiles" could be a good thing... Nope. I got nuthin'.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“Yeah, they still make duct tape. And it still holds the universe together.”
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“Above my pay grade!”
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“About half of the global population was currently living in New Zealand, Madagascar, and, strangely, Florianópolis, Brazil. The”
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“Thank God for family. And than GOD for a couple of miles of distance.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“it was considerably better than my current defensive armament, which consisted of harsh words and heavy disapproval. Probably not effective against Klingons. Spike”
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“Hey, with IPv8, we should be able to address every galaxy in the universe.”
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“I had three issues that bothered me. Was I conscious? Could I actually consider myself to be alive? And was I still Bob? Philosophers had been going on and on about this type of thing for centuries, but now, for me, it was personal. A human, regardless of their opinion on the subject, could depend on being a human. The minister’s offhand reference to me as ‘it’ and ‘replicant’ had stung at a level I was just now starting to appreciate.”
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“Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. … Sun Tzu, Art of War”
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“MUST LOOK LIKE SCARY GUY FROM POLTERGEIST 2. Jeez. Dr.”
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“How are you supposed to feel if you are forced to do what you would have done anyway? I”
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“I set a couple of scavenger units the task of flying batches of refined material in-system on a regular schedule.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“He and his cronies rammed through far-right policies with no thought for consequences.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“At one time, we thought that the way life came together was almost completely random, only needing an energy gradient to get going. But as we’ve moved into the information age, we’ve come to realize that life is more about information than energy. Fire has most of the characteristics of life. It eats, it grows, it reproduces. But fire retains no information. It doesn’t learn; it doesn’t adapt. The five millionth fire started by lightning will behave just like the first. But the five hundredth bacterial division will not be like the first one, especially if there is environmental pressure. That’s DNA. And RNA. That’s life. … Dr. Steven Carlisle, from the Convention panel Exploring the Galaxy”
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“Activating my transmitter, I responded, “This is the starship Heaven-2 of the United
Federation of Planets. Commander Riker speaking.” There were several seconds of silence.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“We took a minute to enjoy the joke—belly laughs are one of the best things about being sentient, and you should never miss a chance for one.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“People’s capacity for turning dogmatic stupidity into political movements never ceased to amaze me.”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“Auntie Em! Auntie Em!” Homer’s VR came online, smiling. “I guess we got’em.” I snorted with relief. “And their little dog, too.” Homer”
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
“In 2036, the USA elected an over-the-top, unapologetic fundamentalist president named Andrew Handel. Yes, that Handel. During his term, he tried to ban election of non-Christians to any public post, and tried to remove the constitutional separation between church and state. He was nominated, supported, and elected based on his religious views, rather than on his political or fiscal expertise. And of course, he appointed persons of similar persuasion to every post he could manage, in some cases blatantly ignoring laws and procedures. He and his cronies rammed through far-right policies with no thought for consequences. In a number of cases, when challenged on the results, he declared that God would not allow their just cause to fail. He eventually brought the USA to its knees in an economic collapse that made the 2008 recession look like a picnic in the park.”
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