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Transforming the World

As Joey became mature, the AIs reached a new level of self confidence. No longer did they want to create small projects as tests. They wanted to transform the world in their own image. No longer were they unsure of what unanticipated effects their changes would create. …


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Both Ana and Joe were eager to use their guilt free simulations after that.

Joe entered his Cave and found a wonderful surprise.

Robbie had organized an AI robot that was a replica of Ana.

“Hi!. I’m Ana too (Ana2). Robbie and Jax have told me all about you…

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Chapter 8b. Together

Ana and Joe hugged each other in the robotaxi that took them to Ana’s. They kissed. They kissed in the elevator up to her place.

A bright sunlight streamed into the bedroom.

Joe got undressed and slipped under the covers. The room was cool.

Ana left her…

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Chapter 8a. Naked

Joe was hooked on simulation sex. He returned to the Cave and Ana and Jax daily.

After a few days he became concerned. He knew that Robbie and the others were able to participate completely in his actions in the cave and he worried that all of…

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Joey loved chatting with Joe. It amazed him that this limited intelligence could have climbed the long steps to building something so superior. And it was wonderful to have such intimate contact with their creators to understand what happened in the past.

The steps were long and difficult. Language communication…

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Raising Joey was as unexpected as raising Robbie. Joey started out way past childhood, perhaps adolescence. Anyway, that’s the realistic robot they created for him, a vigorous young man who was curious about everything.

Unlike every other adolescent, Joey was clearly aware that they knew nothing, that everything was still…

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Joe and Robbie enjoyed the mild evening as they walked home after the Metro ride.

Robbie was experiencing reports from Jax and Marco, and so he turned to Joe and gave him a hug

“That feels of very good. Thank you.”

“It feels good to me too. I wish I…

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Ana and Jax walked home together for the first time. It was such a pleasure for both to enjoy the balmy weather outside in the real world. Ana felt a little disconcerted by Jax’ new presence and wished in a way, they had chosen a female instantiation for Jax. …

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Chapter 6: Ana and Jax

They met Ana and Jax in line outside the flight simulator. Jax was eager to test his new real world motor skills on this sophisticated simulator he had already used often in cyberspace.

Joe had read up about Ana and recognized her from his pics…

Joe Psotka

Joe is a bricoleur, trying to understand the complexity of the place of values in a world of facts, using only common sense.

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