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Mar 2Liked by James Taylor Foreman

Interesting in that it all seems fated and there isn’t any choice for anyone. Maybe that’s why the AI is more terrifying than God

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God cares about us, thus He can never be as terrifying.

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Interesting point. In what sense does God care for us? I agree with you, but curious as to what you mean. And how is that different from the sense that Taylor’s AI “cares” for the characters in the story by giving them their wildest dreams (until the end).

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I mean, it seems self evident that whatever His plan for us, it seems to involve us staying human and mattering, which is far beyond wireheading.

His means are mysterious, but we are ultimately reassured that we are created in His image and we have evidence He created a good world with water and animals with struggle and love and life, unlike any evidence of AI, or even machines in general.

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Wow, what an amazing read! I couldn't put it down....fascinating & terrifying at the same time. Hopefully it's not prophetic.

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Thank you, Jena. Your kind words went a long way.

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Brilliant and engaging. Can’t stop once you start. If a book, it’d be a page turner. Bravo. :)

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Thank you, Silvio. I’m grateful that you read it. I almost didn’t realize how long it was until I published

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Mar 22·edited Mar 22Liked by James Taylor Foreman

Great Story. This reminds me that Gore Vidal book Messiah about a 2nd Christ in the TV era.

Best line - “You’ll never work anywhere again, you little shit. I’ll make it my personal mission to make sure you starve to death on the streets!” he said, pointing out the window, referencing the homeless population in San Francisco, as if he was somehow the cause of it.

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Haha! My editor (girlfriend) was also a big fan of that line

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Mar 21Liked by James Taylor Foreman

Brilliant

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