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--->'''Data:''' In that particular moment, I was reconfiguring the warp field parameters, analyzing the collected works of Creator/CharlesDickens, calculating the maximum pressure I could safely apply to your lips, considering a new food supplement for Spot....

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--->'''Data:''' In that particular moment, I was reconfiguring the warp field parameters, analyzing the collected works of Creator/CharlesDickens, calculating the maximum pressure I could safely apply to your lips, considering a new food supplement for Spot....Spot...
--->'''Jenna:''' I'm glad I was in there somewhere.


A subtrope is a tendency for writers to equate speed of thought with [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence intelligence]], which is the guiding belief behind TheSingularity. Related to RobotsAreJustBetter.

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A subtrope is a tendency for writers to equate speed of thought with [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence intelligence]], which is the guiding belief behind TheSingularity. Related to RobotsAreJustBetter.
RobotsAreJustBetter and ComputersAreFast.


-->'''Kyle Reese:''' Defense network computers. New...powerful...hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. That it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. It decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination.

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-->'''Kyle Reese:''' Defense network computers. New...powerful...hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a [[ArtificialIntelligence new order of intelligence.intelligence]]. That it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. It decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination.

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* In ''FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal'', this is a decent (if not the main) part of what makes [[AIIsACrapshoot AI Celestia]] so powerful and dangerous. Having access to [[ScienceMarchesOn unrealistic]] [[{{Nanomachines}} nanobots]] helps at a few points, but it's really the inhuman knowledge of psychology coupled with ridiculous processing speed (and some other [[SpeculativeFiction supertech]]) doing most of the legwork.

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** For context: .68 seconds of work for a 2 GHz CPU is over a million computer cycles, each with one or more instructions carried out. That's for a modern CPU - a system like Data's is probably vastly different and vastly superior, either in cycles/second or in number of instructions per cycle.

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** For context: .68 seconds of work for a 2 GHz [=GHz=] CPU is over a million computer cycles, each with one or more instructions carried out. That's for a modern CPU - a system like Data's is probably vastly different and vastly superior, either in cycles/second or in number of instructions per cycle.

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* In the first book of Creator/VernorVinge's ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' trilogy, ''A Fire Upon the Deep''. As the nascent [[SealedEvilInACan Straumli Perversion]] wakes up, it experiences time passing slower and slower at exponential rates, eventually noting that a minute seems to last longer than all the time it has existed up to that point (which is at least several days).

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* In the first book of Creator/VernorVinge's ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' trilogy, ''A Fire Upon the Deep''. ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'': As the nascent [[SealedEvilInACan Straumli Perversion]] wakes up, it experiences time passing slower and slower at exponential rates, eventually noting that a minute seems to last longer than all the time it has existed up to that point (which is at least several days).

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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' "John Henry"'s high-speed cognitive processing causes it to experience mental ''trauma'' due to a standard system shutdown feeling like an eternity of dying.


* ''Radio/Earthsearch}}''.

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* ''Radio/Earthsearch}}''.''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}''.




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* ''Radio/Earthsearch}}''.
** The Sentinel asks our heroes to be patient for a few moments... because it's consulting records over a million years old.
** In Season 2, the fact that the Angel computers are too busy to answer routine queries from the crew is a sign that they're suffering more from the mysterious transmissions than they claim.
** When [[KillerRobot Kraken]] [[AIIsACrapshoot goes mad]] and decides to overload the fusion engines, Darv informs him there's a thousand safety interlock codes he'd have to remove first. Kraken proceeds to demonstrate just how quickly an android with six manipulator arms can enter a thousand codes.
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* ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'': All artificial intelligences have the Enhanced Time Sense advantage -- though they're not functionally ''much'' faster than humans, who can achieve similar speeds through genetic or nanotech enhancement.




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* ''TabletopGame/IsaacAsimovsRobots'': According to the Spacers, robots not only think faster, they move faster as well. Because they're all ThreeLawsCompliant, they also prevent all violent crime amoung the Spacers. When Detective Baley doesn't believe this, Kelden Amadiro demonstrates it by throwing a paperweight at him, and [[RobotNames R(obot)]] Borgraf catches it in midair.
* ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'': All artificial intelligences have the Enhanced Time Sense advantage -- though they're not functionally ''much'' faster than humans, who can achieve similar speeds through genetic or nanotech enhancement.



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* One of the AlternateUniverse Cave Johnsons in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has had his consciousness transferred to a machine, which means that he can, among other things, read the entire literary canon of the human race in a second. He very quickly degrades into complaining about how boring exploring vast universes of intellect can be.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Cubert overclocks Bender's CPU, and Bender starts talking faster and becomes considerably smarter. Then he starts adding on additional processors and eventually reaches TheSingularity before being brought back down to normal.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Cubert overclocks Bender's CPU, and Bender starts talking faster and becomes considerably smarter. Then he starts adding on additional processors and eventually reaches TheSingularity before being brought back down to normal.
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** In "Future Imperfect", it's the absence of this calculating speed, among other things, that [[SpottingTheThread clues Riker in]] to the fact that he's in a simulation.
--->'''Riker:''' Mister Data, if we left immediately, when would we arrive at Outpost 23?
--->'''Data:''' At warp 1, in three days, four hours.
--->'''Riker:''' How about at warp 7? (pause) At warp 8? At warp 9? What's the matter, Data? What happened to those millions of calculations per second?


* In the Literature/CaptainFuture novel ''Avengers of the Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele, a a police officer demands entry to their spaceship, so [[TinCanRobot Grag]] accesses the local criminal code in the time it takes the officer to finish his sentence, to determine if he has the legal authority to do so.

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* In the Literature/CaptainFuture novel ''Avengers of the Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele, a a police officer demands entry to their spaceship, spaceship so [[TinCanRobot Grag]] accesses the local criminal code in the time it takes the officer to finish his sentence, to determine if he has the legal authority to do so.


* ''Literature/AvengersOfTheMoon'', by Creator/AllenSteele. When a police officer demands entry to their spaceship, [[TinCanRobot Grag]] accesses the local criminal code in the time it takes the officer to finish his sentence, to determine if he has the legal authority to do so.

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* ''Literature/AvengersOfTheMoon'', In the Literature/CaptainFuture novel ''Avengers of the Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele. When Creator/AllenSteele, a a police officer demands entry to their spaceship, so [[TinCanRobot Grag]] accesses the local criminal code in the time it takes the officer to finish his sentence, to determine if he has the legal authority to do so.

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