History Quotes / DeusEstMachina

12th Sep '15 2:17:15 AM Odon
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->'''Greer:''' Good morning.
->'''Samaritan:''' WHAT ARE YOUR COMMANDS?
->'''Greer:''' I assure you, it's quite the other way around. The question is, what, my dear Samaritan, are your commands for us?
->'''Samaritan:''' [[AIIsACrapshoot CALCULATING RESPONSE...]]
-->-- Ending to Season 3 of ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
12th Jan '15 9:30:15 PM Zaptech
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-->--'''Grimoire: Atheon, Time's Conflux''', ''Videogame/Destiny''


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-->--'''Grimoire: Atheon, Time's Conflux''', ''Videogame/Destiny''

''Videogame/{{Destiny}}''

12th Jan '15 9:29:46 PM Zaptech
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->''We might guess that the Vex confluxes represent the extension of this network across space and time. Perhaps the Vex use closed timelike curves to solve unfathomable computations. Or the Vex may seek to transcend a physical substrate, and move their thoughts directly into the fundament of the universe. If physics is a set of rules that the cosmos uses to calculate itself, perhaps the Vex seek to worm their way into these calculations: [[RealityWarper to become a law of reality]], inseparable from existence. A virus in the system. Perhaps Atheon was the centerpiece of this project, a command nexus that unified efforts across time.''
-->--'''Grimoire: Atheon, Time's Conflux''', ''Videogame/Destiny''

1st Aug '14 3:50:52 PM Discar
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-> And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy.
->But there was now no man to whom AC might give the answer of the last question. No matter. The answer - by demonstration - would take care of that, too.
->For another timeless interval, AC thought how best to do this. Carefully, AC organized the program.
->The consciousness of AC encompassed all of what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done.
->And AC said, "LET THERE BE LIGHT!"
->And there was light...

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-> And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy.
->But
entropy.\\
But
there was now no man to whom AC might give the answer of the last question. No matter. The answer - by demonstration - would take care of that, too.
->For
too.\\
For
another timeless interval, AC thought how best to do this. Carefully, AC organized the program.
->The
program.\\
The
consciousness of AC encompassed all of what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done.
->And
done.\\
And
AC said, "LET THERE BE LIGHT!"
->And
LIGHT!"\\
And
there was light...



->'''Morpheus:''' The need to be observed and understood was once satisfied by God. Now we can implement the same functionality with data-mining algorithms.
->'''JC Denton:''' Electronic surveillance hardly inspires reverence. Perhaps fear and obedience, but not reverence.
->'''Morpheus:''' God and the gods were apparitions of observation, judgment, and punishment. Other sentiments toward them were secondary.
->'''JC Denton:''' No one will ever worship a software entity peering at them through a camera.
->'''Morpheus:''' The human organism always worships. First it was the gods, then it was fame (the observation and judgment of others), next it will be the self-aware systems you have built to realize truly omnipresent observation and judgment.

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->'''Morpheus:''' The need to be observed and understood was once satisfied by God. Now we can implement the same functionality with data-mining algorithms.
->'''JC
algorithms.\\
'''JC
Denton:''' Electronic surveillance hardly inspires reverence. Perhaps fear and obedience, but not reverence.
->'''Morpheus:'''
reverence.\\
'''Morpheus:'''
God and the gods were apparitions of observation, judgment, and punishment. Other sentiments toward them were secondary.
->'''JC
secondary.\\
'''JC
Denton:''' No one will ever worship a software entity peering at them through a camera.
->'''Morpheus:'''
camera.\\
'''Morpheus:'''
The human organism always worships. First it was the gods, then it was fame (the observation and judgment of others), next it will be the self-aware systems you have built to realize truly omnipresent observation and judgment.



->"So you're a computer?"
->"Are you a mollusk?" asked God.
->"Er, no," said Chris.
->"Then I'm ''not'' a computer", said God, with a discernible amount of smugness.

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->"So you're a computer?"
->"Are
computer?"\\
"Are
you a mollusk?" asked God.
->"Er,
God.\\
"Er,
no," said Chris.
->"Then
Chris.\\
"Then
I'm ''not'' a computer", said God, with a discernible amount of smugness.



'''Fleetmind AI Petey:''' That's not a bad rumor to start, even if it's not quite true yet.\\
-- ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-24 The Fleetmind]]

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'''Fleetmind AI Petey:''' That's not a bad rumor to start, even if it's not quite true yet.\\
--
yet.
-->--
''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-24 The Fleetmind]]
21st Jun '13 10:46:42 PM Discar
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->'''Fleetmind Athens''': "Hm. We need a word for 'sapient life that isn't us'."
->'''Fleetmind Petey''': "How about 'mortals'?"
->'''Fleetmind Athens''': "Descriptive, but it has a host of implications. Beginning with the idea that ''we'' are ''not'' mortal."
->'''Fleetmind Petey''': "That's not a bad rumor to start, even if it isn't technically true. ''Yet''."
-->-- ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''

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->'''Fleetmind Athens''': "Hm. Petey:''' We need a word for 'sapient life that isn't us'."
->'''Fleetmind Petey''': "How about 'mortals'?"
->'''Fleetmind Athens''': "Descriptive,
to describe "intelligent beings who are not us."\\
'''Fleetmind Athens:''' "Mortals" works. It may be a little demeaning,
but it ''is'' currently accurate.\\
'''Fleetmind AI:''' It
has a host whole symphony of implications. Beginning religious overtones, though, beginning with the idea implication that ''we'' are ''not'' mortal."
->'''Fleetmind Petey''': "That's
''immortal''.\\
'''Fleetmind AI Petey:''' That's
not a bad rumor to start, even if it isn't technically true. ''Yet''."
-->-- ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''
it's not quite true yet.\\
-- ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-24 The Fleetmind]]
25th Feb '13 9:34:58 PM StAraqiel
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->Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Dr. Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.

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->Time ->''Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Dr. Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.''


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23rd Jan '13 10:57:08 PM Zaptech
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-->--'''[[spoiler: Shepard]]''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Control ending

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-->--'''[[spoiler: Shepard]]''', Shepard!Catalyst]]''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Control ending
18th Jan '13 1:02:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- ''SchlockMercenary''

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-->-- ''SchlockMercenary''
''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''












4th Jan '13 9:48:02 AM nombretomado
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-->-- ''IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''

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-->-- ''IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''
''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''



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10th Sep '12 12:13:21 AM PaulA
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-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'' VirginNewAdventures, ''The Also People''

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-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'' VirginNewAdventures, ''The ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures The Also People''
People]]''
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