Marc Stiegler.

1989 sci-fi novelette about The Technological Singularity. Available online.


26 standard pages long.

First read (March 13th 2013)Edit


Online, on my computer at home.


Brought up on reddit in an AMA with Steven Pinker after Ray Kurzweil was mentioned.

"I find that this wonderful short story elucidates all of those concepts in a much more meaningful way than the technical talks and usual singularity nerd circlejerking."

"Some stories I read, and they are good... but I forget them relatively quickly. Others, like this one, are profound and stay with me for the rest of my life. Before today there was but one such story I could list, but now I have two. Thank you for sharing this. For those interested, the first would be: The Last Question by Isaac Asimov"

I read it a day or two later, on the 13th of March. It was very good, sedate, gentle, beautiful, a simple view of the Singularity, but still magnificent.



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