Re: [sl4] FICTION: Greg Egan's "Crystal Nights"

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Wed Nov 05 2008 - 23:09:18 MST

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:59:37PM -0400, Cole Kitchen wrote:
> Greg Egan's short story "Crystal Nights" explores the moral
> implications of developing AI via evolutionary techniques.
> Originally published in the April 2008 issue of Interzone, it is
> available as an audio podcast at
> .

That was... pretty creepy.


They say:  "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm thinking:  "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other than the default outcome?" -- ***

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