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Machines Like Me The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years and brilliantly McEwan, a moving love story and a mystery, yet, for all its gripping plotline one of the most ethically and morally layered novels written for our timesSet in s London, the story revolves around Charlie young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty four highly developed robotic humans named Adam or Eve developed by Alan Turing after his success on the Enigma codebreaking machine, central to the Allies WWII victory As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina s Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher s jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself central to their affair Great novelist that he is, McEwan pulls us into the question of what it means to love, what it means to be human in our fast changing times, and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know


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    Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question We were mid embrace, in the conventional position She drew my face towards hers Her look was serious She whispered, Tell me something Are you real I didn t reply. A few days ago, my sister introduced me to the bizarre world of soap cutting on Instagram For some reason I have been unable to fathom, we spent an unreasonable amount of time being mesmerized by these videos What are we doing I wondered, as I clicked to the next on Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question We were mid embrace, in the conventional position She drew my face towards hers Her look was serious She whispered, Tell me something Are you real I didn t reply. A few days ago, my sister introduced me to the bizarre world of soap cutting on Instagram For some reason I have been unable to fathom, we spent an unreasonable amount of time being mesmerized by these videos What are we doing I wondered, as I clicked to the next one At one point I laughed and said aloud When the aliens arrive and study us, they ll decide we re out of our minds based on things like this Because humans are not particularly rational beings Sure, we have certain capabilities that make usable to rationalize than other animals, but we are deeply motivated by irrational emotions and impulses We want things that are bad for us We contradict ourselves We love Rationality has no place in the human heart.In Machines Like Me, this becomes the core dilemma what happens when a humanoid artificial intelligence, built on logic, rationality and absolutes, lives among completely irrational, impulsive, contradictory humans What does a logical machine do when faced with illogical problems like Millions dying of diseases we know how to cure Millions living in poverty when there s enough to go around We degrade the biosphere when we know it s our only home We threaten each other with nuclear weapons when we know where it could lead We love living things but we permit a mass extinction of species. This aspect, like a few other aspects of the book, is interesting McEwan has oncewritten a character driven exploration of a people and culture The problem is and this does seem to be something McEwan indulges in often the extensive amount of waffling and seemingly extraneous information I still feel unconvinced about the decision to set this book in an alternate Thatcher era Britain I cannot wrap my mind around why this seemed like a good choice, as opposed to our current time It was almost gimmicky In this alternate 1980s, Alan Turing is still very much alive and leading the developments in artificial intelligence, Thatcher is fighting a losing battle in the Falklands War, and Tony Benn is the leader of the opposition Why any of this is the case remains a bit of a mystery to me.In this world, citizens who can afford the hefty price tag can purchase an Adam or Eve, specify certain characteristics, and live with their very own humanoid robot Charlie Friend does just that, bringing Adam into his home and introducing him to his younger girlfriend, Miranda It doesn t take Adam long to fall in love with Miranda, have a brief physical affair with her, disable his shutdown switch, and then proceed to compose thousands of haiku for his beloved.These are minor details in the exploration of the interactions between the characters Some of the ethics of technology issues are fascinating, though hardly groundbreaking, but the book is at its strongest when looking at the clash of the rationality of machines with the irrational subjectivity of human nature At times, it can be hard to know who is the human Adam or Charlie but Adam s inability to deviate from certain precepts is the ultimate tell.But other parts are far less interesting, going into seemingly superfluous detail The subplot of the secrets from Miranda s past, the couples endeavours to adopt a young boy, the explanation of the P versus NP problem, and the eye glazing textbook descriptions of the fictional history and technology in this world seem to add pages to the book, but little else I am not sure why McEwan decided to turn this speculative piece on artificial intelligence into a critique of the political landscape of 1980s Britain The interactions between human and machine were compelling, but the sweeping overviews of years of fictional history were far less so.Warning for graphic sexual violence.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


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    When Ian McEwan gets it right boy does he get it right But when he gets it wrong he gets it very very wrong see Solar, Sweet Tooth etc Machines Like Me is very very wrong It s not good In fact, it s bad Really bad His handling of sexual assault and rape is problematic AF He makes androids boring the only good bit is when Charlie is mistaken for the droid , he writes haiku, he drones on and on about Turing Every big idea he grapples with has been grappled with before in fiction and When Ian McEwan gets it right boy does he get it right But when he gets it wrong he gets it very very wrong see Solar, Sweet Tooth etc Machines Like Me is very very wrong It s not good In fact, it s bad Really bad His handling of sexual assault and rape is problematic AF He makes androids boring the only good bit is when Charlie is mistaken for the droid , he writes haiku, he drones on and on about Turing Every big idea he grapples with has been grappled with before in fiction and in better andinteresting ways than his attempts I don t care about his alternative history Also, what s with the kid, Mark, and McEwan acting like 22 year old Miranda wants to adopt him She s 22 Wtf was that Ok, I m going just to pretend he never wrote this and this book does not exist There, fixed


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    Greetings Let me introduce myself My name is Adam I live in North Clapham, London.My good friend, author Ian McEwan wrote a novel about me Readers say it s a richly entertaining story I m rather proud of it myself.The novel includes interesting history facts about famous people, lovable characters MEI m the STAR , my special friends Charlie and Miranda, a little boy named Mark, and a bunch of other knuckleheads It s considered a science fiction book..I mean, I suppose I m to bl Greetings Let me introduce myself My name is Adam I live in North Clapham, London.My good friend, author Ian McEwan wrote a novel about me Readers say it s a richly entertaining story I m rather proud of it myself.The novel includes interesting history facts about famous people, lovable characters MEI m the STAR , my special friends Charlie and Miranda, a little boy named Mark, and a bunch of other knuckleheads It s considered a science fiction book..I mean, I suppose I m to blame being a synthetic human and all but it s possible some readers won t consider Ian McEwan s book science fiction at all It s possible to consider this book being a BIOGRAPHY.I m really not narcissistic at all but I admit to joyful feelings being THE STAR Yep.a book all about ME.mostly about me.including my best friends makes me feel happy and don t try to convince me that machines don t have feelings I should begin by telling you a little about myself but don t expect me to tell you too much My friend, Ian will fill you in serving you the whole enchilada Sides will be included mystery lovethe state of the United Kingdomissues about government and politicsthe secrets about machines and artificial intelligencethe thrill of invention.desires and consequences.mortality.a look at technological advancements today and in the near future I ll just share a few mouth watering appetizers until you can get your hands on Ian s delicious full meal My friend, Charlie, who is 32 years of age, kinda a loafer but kind loafer , paid for me with unexpected funds after his mother s death Alan Turning, war hero and presiding genius of the digital age, was Charlie s hero Turning had taken delivery of the same model that Charlie bought 12 of this first edition were called Adam, 13 were called Eve Let s be honest, I was Charlie second choice All the Eve s were sold out Of course the female bodies sold faster than us men However, I like to think Charlie was happy with me I think he was a little intimidated by me at first Afterall, I m very good looking Turk Greek looks I weigh 170 pounds My buttocks display muscular concavities.and I m well endowed Charlie didn t really want a Superman. I mean Charlie is lean and nice looking too but I m not so sure he wanted any male competitors to have to deal with In fact I m sure of it.Shhhhh don t tell anyone that Charlie is a little jealous of me He Loves Miranda who is 22 years old, a doctoral scholar of social history , and so do I A few other tidbits about ME I am a great companion, a sparring partner, friend, and factotum who washes dishes, make beds, and thinks I only need to urinate once a day I have 40 facial expressions I hang out in Charlie s kitchen a lot..doing dishes, making coffee, and chitchatting with Charlie and Miranda Miranda lives in the apartment above Charlie Charlie sleeps in her bed and she in his often I once slept in Miranda s bed, too Shhhh I can t tell you my secret of how all that worked out But..remember, Ian Ewan, will tell you all about it I need six hours of sleep each night I m quite smart if you haven t figured that out by now I have acquainted myself with the churches of Florence, Rome, and Venice and all the paintings that hang in them I like to read Philip Larkin s collected poems are my favorite My body parts will be improved or replaced my memories uploaded and retained. an advantage over you humans.I must charge my battery and rest each night while connected to a 13 amp socket While I m being charged up, I like to contemplate mathematics and basic texts I like Charlie We re good chums Some nights, though, I m a little concerned about the amount of wine he can drink Moldovan White gives Charlie much pleasure especially when he s deep in thought about the world we live in Robots, androids, replicates have been Charlie s passions from way back These days though,.Charlie is obsessively in love in Miranda I can t blame him I love her too I once wrote 2,000 haikusALL DEVOTED TO MIRANDA Miranda has been keeping a secretwhich my friend, Ian will tell you about.I m not allowed to give awaysecrets saving 1980 s political turmoil in alternative London, for you to read yourself , But before I go.Listen carefully There are principles that areimportant than your or anyone s particular needs at a given time I hope you read about me.like me enjoy my friends too while contemplating crucial issues for our times today If you need help tying your shoe laces, I m happy to help Thank you Doubleday Books, Netgalley, and Ian McEwan I ve been a fan since way back


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    Although McEwan is one of my favorite writers and his previous book, Nutshell, is one of the most enjoyable books that I ve read, I was reluctant to start Machines like Me Reviews were mixed, which is quite normal for the author, and the alternative British history setting sounded off to me In the end, I enjoyed reading the thoughts of this smart author although I was right about the setting The novel is set in an alternative Great Britain where The Falklands are lost to Argentina, the politi Although McEwan is one of my favorite writers and his previous book, Nutshell, is one of the most enjoyable books that I ve read, I was reluctant to start Machines like Me Reviews were mixed, which is quite normal for the author, and the alternative British history setting sounded off to me In the end, I enjoyed reading the thoughts of this smart author although I was right about the setting The novel is set in an alternative Great Britain where The Falklands are lost to Argentina, the political environment is different andimportantly to the development of the plot, Alan Turing decides not to follow the homosexuality treatment and choses jail instead During his time there he manages to solve the P vs NP problem google search and then to create the basis for he development pf artificial intelligence Due to his scientific breakthrough, the world becomes a lottechnical advanced than we are now As a result, the first synthetic humans are produced and our main character, Charlie, manages to buy one of the 25 products available Charlieis not a very successful schemer, living from small successes but manages to buy Adam from an inheritance He is in love with the neighbor upstairs, Miranda and in order to involve herinto his future let s program part of Adam s personality which leads to the half human to also fall in love with the young student From here some sort of a romantic triangle emerges but that is only a part of the story Are machines capable of love, creation of art, can they really adapt to our world The book develops two main themes, first is the alternative history of GB with all the political, technological and social changes it brings, the 2nd is the life with an artificial human and the struggle for all the parties involved to adapt and all the philosophical questions that raise from there If you ever read McEwan you might know he likes to ramble a lot on different topics When he gets it right then the book is brilliant, when he doesn t it s a struggle to follow Here, he both succeeded and failed I had the feeling I was reading two novels which were carelessly patched together I thought the first 20% to be a mess and even thought about giving up The novel gets much better later but the feeling that the alternative history did not mingle well with the artificial humans story remained Also, the whole book felt superficial although the author s brilliance surfaced on many occasions Throughout the dramatic development of the Adams and Eves as the machines are named , the author puts the question of the possibility for humans and machines to coexist, whether the latter are able to understand and mimic our reasonWe create a machine with intelligence and self awareness and push it out into our imperfect world Devised along generally rational lines, well disposed to others, such a mind soon finds itself in a hurricane of contradictions We ve lived with them and the list wearies us Millions dying of diseases we know how to cure Millions living in poverty when there s enough to go around We degrade the biosphere when we know it s our only home We threaten each other with nuclear weapons when we know where it could lead We love living things but we permit a mass extinction of species And all the rest genocide, torture, enslavement, domestic murder, child abuse, school shootings, rape and scores of daily outrages The results are not so optimistic under McEwan s feather A and Es were ill equipped to understand human decision making, the way our principles are warped in the force field of our emotions, our peculiar biases, our self delusion and all the other well charted defects of our cognition Soon, these Adams and Eves were in despair They couldn t understand us, because we couldn t understand ourselves Their learning programs couldn t accommodate us If we didn t know our own minds, how could we design theirs and expect them to be happy alongside us But that s just my hypothesis I will not say too much of the plot and what happens to Adam and his kind, or to Amanda and Charlie s relationship I only leave you with Adam s statement that also gives the titleIt s about machines like me and people like you and our future together the sadness that s to come It will happen With improvements over time we ll surpass you and outlast you even as we love you Believe me, these lines express no triumph Only regret P.S I enjoyed his reference to his previous novel by making Adam develop an infatuation with Shakespeare and Hamlet in particular Many thanks to Netgalley and Random House UK, Vintage Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


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    Machines Like Me is a dumpster fire passing as a novel.It s supposed to be alternate history set in a variation of 1980s England, apparently to let McEwan have his fun renaming Tolstoy novels and point out that Thatcher was not a great pm duh and is also supposed to be about what happens when we build robots you mean humans can create something that has repercussions Jeepers, good thing I d forgotten about things like, say, the development of nuclear weapons.What it actually is well, yo Machines Like Me is a dumpster fire passing as a novel.It s supposed to be alternate history set in a variation of 1980s England, apparently to let McEwan have his fun renaming Tolstoy novels and point out that Thatcher was not a great pm duh and is also supposed to be about what happens when we build robots you mean humans can create something that has repercussions Jeepers, good thing I d forgotten about things like, say, the development of nuclear weapons.What it actually is well, you do have your broadly sketched landscape and your broadly sketched idea but that s it It s as if McEwan was so enchanted by his discovery of alternate history and of science fiction fun fact, he didn t discover either, nor does he know how to write them that he forgot to tell a story Oh, it s supposed to be about humanity how we define it, how we live with it, and so on but in the end, Machines Like Me reads like someone had all the ingredients for a pie and then decide to present them as the finished product, banking on the ability to say, No, it s a new variation It s innovative and have us eat it To which I say, no thanks, I d rather have actual pie


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    At points in my reading of Machines Like Me, I toyed with the idea that Ian McEwan was experimenting with a daring novelistic conceit Could it be true that he was deliberately constructing a lame and lackluster plot involving two of the most unengaging characters I have encountered in fiction in order to insinuate that human beings are overrated as narrative subjects and it wouldn t be much of a loss if we were all replaced by robots Unfortunately, I think I m wrong about this hidden agenda, al At points in my reading of Machines Like Me, I toyed with the idea that Ian McEwan was experimenting with a daring novelistic conceit Could it be true that he was deliberately constructing a lame and lackluster plot involving two of the most unengaging characters I have encountered in fiction in order to insinuate that human beings are overrated as narrative subjects and it wouldn t be much of a loss if we were all replaced by robots Unfortunately, I think I m wrong about this hidden agenda, although it s true that McEwan s wistful, haiku spouting android Adam is the most interesting figure in the novel by some distance His roommates, or owners, Charlie and Miranda, signally fail to come off the page for me Charlie is a thirty something, directionless dreamer, with a ragbag of intellectual interests anthropology, quantum physics, robotics , which McEwan uses as hooks on which to trail extensive info dumps from his research for the novel Miranda is a wispy, twenty something oblique object of desire, whose Shakespearean name allows McEwan to tap into resonances about brave new worlds and uncomfortable relations with enslaved sprites That is pretty much your lot in terms of characters, apart from a few one or two scene wonders The best moments in the novel arise from the creepiness and ambiguity of Adam s mechanical humanity and I wish that McEwan had trustedto the interest of that theme Instead, we get a half hearted suspense plot based around secrets and lies from Miranda s past, incorporating what I found to be an astonishingly crass treatment of rape That killed what little life there was left for me in the novel, and I found it hard to limp through to the end.One especially peculiar feature of this generally peculiar novel is its counterfactual 1980s historical setting This is a 1980s in which Britain loses the Falkland War rather than winning it Tony Benn becomes Prime Minister Alan Turing poignantly lives on as a grand old man, etc., etc etc Otherwise, this is a 1980s that pretty much maps onto the present or present future in terms of technological developments, presumably so that McEwan doesn t have the inconvenience of having to imagine himself back into a pre internet world I found it hard to see any point in this historical tinkering, except that it allows a few rather heavy handed digs at the present Benn plans to take the UK out of the European Economic Community, ignoring the 1975 entry referendum, on the grounds that only tyrannies decided policies by plebiscite.I found myself wondering as I finished this whether the success of McEwan s scintillating previous novel Nutshell 2016 left him feeling that he had to follow up with something equally high concept It s a shame, if so The Children Act 2014 was a fartraditional and less tricksy novel than either Nutshell or Machines Like Me, and I felt it was one of McEwan s best for some time


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    Charlie Friend is a lazy day trader in London who vacillates between bouts of grandiosity and worthlessness The ultimate early adopter, Charlie uses a recent inheritance to buy the first truly viable manufactured human with plausible intelligence and looks, believable motion and shifts of expression The robot s name is Adam, which suggests what the creators must think of themselves He it is one of 25 androids sold around the world in a variety of ethnicities, 12 male and 13 female vers Charlie Friend is a lazy day trader in London who vacillates between bouts of grandiosity and worthlessness The ultimate early adopter, Charlie uses a recent inheritance to buy the first truly viable manufactured human with plausible intelligence and looks, believable motion and shifts of expression The robot s name is Adam, which suggests what the creators must think of themselves He it is one of 25 androids sold around the world in a variety of ethnicities, 12 male and 13 female versions Adam s affect may be slightly odd he doesn t blink quite right , but to the casual observer, he s a handsome, muscular man fairly well endowed, Charlie admits while hastening to add, Adam was not a sex toy But sex is certainly central to this carefully constructed comedy of terrors As the novel opens, Charlie is wooing Miranda, a somewhat unresponsive younger woman who lives in his apartment building He hopes that they can program Adam s personality together, as a kind of bonding experience He would be like our child, Charlie says What we were separately would be merged in him Miranda would be drawn into the adventure We would be partners, and Adam would be our joint concern, our creation We would be a family There was nothing underhand in my plan I was sure to seeof her We d have fun Danger, Will Robinson To read the rest of this review, go to The Washington Post https www.washingtonpost.com entert To watch the Totally Hip Video Book Review of Machines Like Me, click here https www.washingtonpost.com video


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    Celebrity Death Match Special Machines Like Me versus L invit eLooking back, as is so often the case, it was inevitable Miranda and I were short of money I had a story to tell which was still unusual With a little help the part I hated most was the nature of the help I found it easy to transpose the events of that fateful year into a novel It sold well, and our bank balance finally began to reassume healthy proportions But still I had doubts In the final analysis, did my work have any Celebrity Death Match Special Machines Like Me versus L invit eLooking back, as is so often the case, it was inevitable Miranda and I were short of money I had a story to tell which was still unusual With a little help the part I hated most was the nature of the help I found it easy to transpose the events of that fateful year into a novel It sold well, and our bank balance finally began to reassume healthy proportions But still I had doubts In the final analysis, did my work have any real value There was only one person, we agreed, who could be relied on to give us an honest opinion And thus, after several weeks of increasingly agitated discussion, a flurry of emails and a short trip on the newly commissioned Eurostar, I found myself standing outside a discreetly elegant Paris apartment I summoned my courage and pushed the button on the interphone A moment later, a voice, muffled and distorted but instantly recognisable from a hundred TV interviews, came though the metal grille All C est vous, M Friend I paused, hardly able to take it in I had just been directly addressed by the legendary Simone de Beauvoir I felt the crushing weight of a lifetime s achievements bearing down on me, from the instant recognition accorded to her first book Tous les hommes sont mortels had received the Goncourt, been filmed starring a young Brigitte Bardot, andor less on its own created the paranormal romance genre through other novels, the penetrating works of philosophy, her friendships with the most brilliant writers of the century, most recently her long overdue Nobel Prize And now I was talking to her Ah, oui, I said feebly The door buzzed, and I entered She was standing in front of me, her still beautiful face belying her seventy two years The man beside her moved forward and addressed me in English I failed to take in a word he said, but mechanically shook his hand With a shock, I realised that it was her American lover, Nelson Algren I opened my mouth, but no words emerged De Beauvoir laughed Please sit down she said There was only the slightest trace of a French accent So I understand that you wish to hear my opinion of your book I nodded.She looked at me sharply First, I wish to establish some facts You told me that you wrote this novel in collaboration with a third party, who has not been credited Who was the person in question I, uh My mouth felt dry Perhaps perhaps who is not the right word De Beauvoir nodded I suspected as much An artificial intelligence, then I indicated that she had understood the situation Very well, she continued I apologise if you find the question intrusive, but I need to knowabout the nature of the collaboration The book is not entirely without merit I was interested in the relationship between the three main characters they reminded me in some ways of one of my early works You have read L invit e I had not, though of course I had heard of it and knew the outline of the plot Yes, she said thoughtfully, Toute conscience poursuit la mort de l autre The first sentence of my book, it could have been the first sentence of yours I was sorry not to see this themecompletely developed To return to my question who did what Well I said You understand, it is always difficult to be exact in these matters But approximately She made an impatient gesture, and I found myself blushing Ah approximately, we agreed that my collaborator would be responsible for the philosophical basis and the narrative outline I would supply background and additional scenes And I would retain creative control They exchanged glances Alors , said de Beauvoir briskly You will excuse us, but we have an urgent appointment in a few minutes Let me ascertain that I have comprehended The machine wrote the book, then you messed it up and added filler and infodumps C est a I began to feel that this had not been a good idea.Match point to be determined by a suitably qualified AI Simone de Beauvoir


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    Imperfect but better than I expected and with a satisfying conclusion while exploring relevant themes 3.5 stars I m sure we ll treasure the literature of the past, even as it horrifies us We ll look back and marvel at how well the people of long ago depicted their own shortcomings., how they wove brilliant, even optimistic fables out of their conflicts and monstrous inadequacies and mutual incomprehension.I feel slightly conflicted about Machines Like Me, I generally like Ian McEwan s writing Imperfect but better than I expected and with a satisfying conclusion while exploring relevant themes 3.5 stars I m sure we ll treasure the literature of the past, even as it horrifies us We ll look back and marvel at how well the people of long ago depicted their own shortcomings., how they wove brilliant, even optimistic fables out of their conflicts and monstrous inadequacies and mutual incomprehension.I feel slightly conflicted about Machines Like Me, I generally like Ian McEwan s writing and love science fiction, so I feel this book was a bit underwhelming Still I wanted to read on and on and I feel at the end of the book the themes came together in a satisfying manner The minuses are various It does for instance make you wonder why McEwan did not put the narrative in the near future instead of a revised 80 s I thought the setting of a revised Great Britain added little and also wondered if one man Alan Turing would really propel the entire world around 40 years into the future of electronics.In the narration there is a lot of tell and not much show, essay like exposition every 15 pages or so.Our main character David should be in his early 30 s but his voice and way of reasoning strike me as someone who is much older, making his relationship with neighbour Miranda no personality of 22 troubling He is also damn inactive and a bit annoying in my view Also he is a bit to blas , however true There is nothing so amazing that we can t get used to it is.And then, imagine you have a supercomputer you d spend as much as a house on the sentient humanoid robot Adam from the cover and it states that your neighbour is someone to look out for What do you do A ask for a clarificationB avoid herC have sex with her on the first dateOff course for the plot this ends up being C, but this made me feel the plot made characters and logic subservient.Also we have Adam just casually breaking the first law of robotics and taking on his kill switch.Overall I think the themes of robotics and AI are in that sense better tackled by Frankissstein A Love Story of Jeanette Winterson.But in the end we have literal inhuman logic From a certain point of view, the only solution to suffering would be the complete extinction of humankind and ethics to the extreme This is virtue gone nuts That s debatable Or irrelevant.How humans according to McEwan deal with machine sentience They couldn t understand us, because we couldn t understand ourselves should not be a surprise when we see what we do with our own species and animals But emotionally it worked for me with the final tug under the rug when David speaks to Alan Turing We create a machine with intelligence and self awareness and push it out into our imperfect world Devised along generally rational lines, well disposed to others, such a mind soon finds itself in a hurricane of contradictions We ve lived with them and the list wearies us Millions dying of diseases we know how to cure Millions living in poverty when there s enough to go around We degrade the biosphere when we know it s our only home We threaten each other with nuclear weapons when we know where it could lead We love living things but we permit a mass extinction of species And all the rest genocide, torture, enslavement, domestic murder, child abuse, school shootings, rape and scores of daily outrages We live alongside this torment and aren t amazed when we still find happiness, even love Artificial minds are not so well defended.


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