February 25, 2006

The French Have Better Computers

by Nick Montfort · , 1:31 pm

How to write sinister computer overlord dialouge?

low voltage # WRONG

Now get this straight, pal – no one User wrote me. I’m worth a couple million of their man-years! I’m bigger than all those little wimps put together! Humans they can’t even keen their social order in one piece. [Continue …]

high voltage # RIGHT

No one has lived in the past. No one will live in the future. The present is the only form of life. It is a state of existence which is indestructible. [Continue …]

One Response to “The French Have Better Computers”

  1. Sean Givan Says:

    What’s interesting about evil computer overlords and their evil, logical thoughts is that in the end, they were written by human writers in the 50s and 60s, who expended a lot of imagination trying to figure out what an intelligent computer’s viewpoint could be when there were no previous examples.

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