Fools' Experiments

Fools' Experiments

by Edward M Lerner

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ISBN-13: 9781612422343
Publisher: Arc Manor
Publication date: 03/06/2015
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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Fools' Experiments 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
relaxeau More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to rehash the tired Roger Cormanesque plot. Suffice to say the message is, "There are some things man should not tamper with". You have the scientist geek who gets the hot girl, who, of course, is a reporter. You have the government agent with dubious morals and motivation. You even have the thrilling climatic battle that transitions into either the sequel of an extra 45 minutes of film time. Tired plot, characters and story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Virtual reality researcher Doug Carey works on programs to improve bio-mechanics ever since the accident occurred. He misses his beloved spouse Holly who died in an accident that cost him metaphysically his heart and physically his right arm. He diligently plays racquetball in an attempt to train his bio-mechanical arm to fit his body.---------- Computer scientist AJ Rosenberg is working on artificial intelligence. He creates a breakthrough program that can modify itself as needed he assigns the program to survive at all costs for billions of cyberspace years.---------- The entity now exists but not in any known space it was, is, and will be. It is beyond that of a simple computer virus or worm as it infests humans who have some computer technology inside them like bio-mechanical arms. With its prime directive of surviving the entity sends highly regarded scientists over the edge of sanity and threatens the computer based world.-------------- FOOLS' EXPERIMENTS is an exciting cautionary science fiction that warns what could happen if technology runs amuck especially in ¿webolution¿. The story line is fast-paced as the computer worlds of Doug and AJ collide via the entity. Although not much new is offered especially on the AI side of the equation, fans will enjoy this fun tale even if the turning on of the supercollider in Europe failed to end the world (for now).------------- Harriet Klausner
TheDivineOomba on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Its a fun book! A take on how Artificial Intelligence can form and become dangerous. It read more like a thriller than actual science fiction, with cardboard characters who do the right thing because its the right thing, not for any deep moral reasons. My one complaint is the way the original scientists who created the monster are depicted, Linda as a slightly childish, neurotic doctoral candidate only caring about her PHD, and her supervisor the Scientist JD who is lazy, a fat slob, and has has good intentions, but doesn't really understand, or care, about the results. Its a fast read, has an interesting take on Artificial life development, but doesn't go much beyond that.
djaske on LibraryThing 19 days ago
5/15/09. Is a computer virus alive? Is there an intelligent entity inside a computer, and is humanity safe from this new lifef orm?Doug Carey is involved in a terrible accident that kills his wife and leaves him with an artificial arm. He is deeply involved in neural interface research to learn how to link the human brain directly with a computer, and his arm is the pathway. AJ and others are involved in evolving an entity in the computer, a life form. Human greed and a desire to save humanity are both exposed as the entity escapes from the computer and threatens to destroy the entire internet and all computers hooked to it.Only Doug can save the world because he has trained at interfacing with a computer. But will he be strong enough? Of course the military is involved, and, as always, they want to use it as a ultimate weapon against their enemys. So after Doug barely destroys the entity and saves the world, the military is back at work secretly trying to grow a new entity that will do their will and not threaten it's creators. Predictably, the new entity also escapes and launches nuclear weapons against its creators. Doug, and Cheryl, in what looks like a suicide attempt to save the world communicate with the new life form and achieve astonishing results. Now what will happen to "Allison" created by man and now evolved to be faster and smarter, when Doug in a last-ditch effort to stop the nuclear blast tells it, "You need us." And why does it need humans?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here she goes again...harriet klausner ruining another book by revealing everything in the story. Learn to write a review instead of a book report. No one likes ur plot reveals.
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It sucks dicks and vergiona