Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Madman's Bargain

Short Story by Richard Foss

A sad story about an AI going insane. One scientist wants to lobotomize it, because if it doesn't feel emotion it might stay sane. Deals with ethical issues of forcible changing the mind of sentient computers and "death with dignity". The ending is thought provoking, but comes out of nowhere, the narrator must really be brilliant because I didn't see a whiff of evidence for the scenario he lays out in the last page. It is a good ending to the story though. 3.5 out of 5.

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