Samson in somnium: A Will and Testament”

TitleSamson in somnium: A Will and Testament”
Year for Search2020
AuthorsWalker, Deborah
Secondary TitleNature
Date PublishedJune 24, 2020
ISSN Number1476-4687(web) 0028-0836 (print)
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

The first story set in her Mundane Sovereigns world in which the singularity as occurred, and AIs, who humans call the All Knowings, have effectively enslaved humans. This story focuses on conflict among AIs that reveals that while brilliant, they are emotionally immature. The second story is “Fear of the Empty: Broken Dreams.” Illus. Jacey. Nature (January 20, 2021). nature.com/futures. 1476-4687 (web) 0028-0836 (print) https://doi 10.1038/d41586-021-00122-y story focuses on a human, a potter who makes pots ordered by an AI and tries not to remember making art. 

URLhttps://media.nature.com/original/magazine-assets/d41586-020-01720-y/d41586-020-01720-y.pdf
Illustration

Illus. Jacey

Author Note

Female author

Full Text

2020 Walker, Deborah. “Samson in somnium: A Will and Testament.” Illus. Jacey. Nature (June 24, 2020). nature.com/futures. 1476-4687(web) 0028-0836 (print) https://media.nature.com/original/magazine-assets/d41586-020-01720-y/d41586-020-01720-y.pdf 

The first story set in her Mundane Sovereigns world in which the singularity as occurred, and AIs, who humans call the All Knowings, have effectively enslaved humans. This story focuses on conflict among AIs that reveals that while brilliant, they are emotionally immature. The second story is “Fear of the Empty: Broken Dreams.” Illus. Jacey. Nature (January 20, 2021). nature.com/futures. 1476-4687 (web) 0028-0836 (print) https://doi 10.1038/d41586-021-00122-y story focuses on a human, a potter who makes pots ordered by an AI and tries not to remember making art. Female author.