Fiction

“Nexus” by Ramez Naam — review by Ben Goertzel

“Nexus” by Ramez Naam — review by Ben Goertzel

Based on my totally unscientific observations, the number of science fiction novels with explicitly Singularitarian and transhumanist themes seems to be increasing exponentially. At very least, the number of such novels finding their way to my inbox or snail mail box is increasing exponentially. Due to my role here at H+ Magazine, I get sent way more such books than I have time to read. When Ramez...

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One Small Step for an Android; One Large Step For Our Nation – Political Sci-Fi

The rise of “machine intelligence” — no longer acceptably called “artificial”— exploded shortly after President Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012. Funded by significant grants in the areas of machine learning and social robotics, American scientists made huge leaps forward as soon as 2015. The year 2016 saw New York’s first coffee shop operated entirely by robots, and, now quaintly archaic, the sm...

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Coyote—Coyote’s experiment with freedom begins.

Coyote—A Tale of Unexpected Consequences is about an intelligent robot coyote who longs to be free. This excerpt takes place after Coyote, who was stolen but escaped, has just been found again by Zoë, the robot’s owner.

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