Tuesday, August 21, 2018
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉
Did you know there's a new In Search Of? (Or, are you too young to have heard of the original iteration?) A recent episode was about artificial intelligence.
Which got me to thinking. Yes, I know they kind of did this in the newer Battlestar Galactica, but it's worth revisiting...
Let's say that once upon a time there was a people who had the ability and know how to create artificially intelligent robots. What if those long-ago AI robots are us? (I'm assuming that the robots figured out how to reproduce, and in this scenario, those descendants of the original AI are us.)