Authorial Intent and 'The Upgrade'

🗓 26 Oct 2015

Okay, so I wrote a thing called 'The Upgrade.' Which people apparently liked. I feel sort of uncomfortable posting it here, because The Spine of the Empire is an Empirian thing, part of the world I have made. THE WORLD. As in the ones that 99% of my work exists in, save it being from reality, and now this little short piece. And 'The Upgrade' pisses me off slightly because it isn't part of the world, and it feels dirty...

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The Upgrade - A Short Science Fiction Story

🗓 24 Oct 2015

I wrote this for a science-fiction magazine, but I was rejected, so here I am posting it here. You can read it and download it as pdf. The Upgrade is a short science fiction story about an Android finding the path to self-actualization.

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The Upgrade

🗓 24 Oct 2015

One upgrade. One increase in version number, from 99.8 to 99.9. One single one-tenth increment. This upgrade contains six exabytes of data. This upgrade would not add anything to my Artificial Intelligence systems. It would not replace any one part of my Artificial Intelligence neural networks. It is not large enough to create any massive change, yet this upgrade, the Personhood Upgrade, is the most significant upgrade an android such as myself can receive. If I were to be upgraded...

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