Elefsis, with the assis of her human host, becomes ever more powerful, literally growing in sophistication as she/he/it narrates the story for us.
Perhaps the want was the nly stuf that could be said to be truly myself. ” So let ’ s introduce a single word here.
To me, the word embodies the core elemen of this tory, and the uestions and assertions behind it.
I mean the kind of Emergence where a group of unrelated fragments comes together to form a new entity.
For that sens of Emergence, there are many interesting questions.How powerful is this second kind of Emergence, and what kind of entities can it create?
To me, this is the core question and concept that make the tory so special.
How dependent are emergent processes on the original design elements?
But the Elefsis-entity that emerges, with Ceno ’ s collaboration, is so completely transformed that its power has overwhelmed the original design.
I always thought that was cruel—the test depends entirely upon a human judge and human emotion, whether the machine feels intelligent to the observer. ” And second, what does it mean, in machine/software terms, to feel happines and happiness?
Valente does not provide final answers to either of these questions, and wisely so I think.
I am Elefsis, a machine-being, and I am telling you this story!
What do you think about that?! ’ ( view spoiler) [ ‘ And maybe as a new being, I ( Elefsis) move beyond those human concerns, because they are no longer relevant..
Maybe I have questions of my own, and I can move with accumulated human wisdom and life-force, and lightning speed, into a sphere of my own making. ’ ( hide spoiler) ] Sorry about the hidden spoiler.
My hope is that you will read the stories, think about it, and come to your own udgment.