By James P. Hogan
By means of the mid-21st Century, know-how had turn into a lot too complex for people to address -- and the pc community that had grown as much as continue civilization from tripping over its personal shoelaces used to be additionally starting to be crushed. whatever needed to be Done.
As an answer, Raymond Dyer's undertaking built the 1st surely self-aware man made intelligence -- code identify: Spartacus. yet may possibly Spartacus be depended on to obey its makers? And if it went rogue, may perhaps it's close down? As an acid attempt, Spartacus was once installed cost of an area station and programmed with a survival intuition. Dyer and his workforce had the task of seeing how a long way the pc might visit protect itself once they attempted to drag the plug. Dyer didn't anticipate any severe difficulties to come up within the experiment.
Unfortunately, he had equipped extra initiative into Spartacus than he realized....And a superintelligent computing device with a excessive dose of initiative makes a deadly guinea pig.