Monday, January 4, 2016

The Algorithms of Value, by Robert Reed

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(SF) In a future world made rich by AIs and other technology, wealthy Parchment goes for her morning walk, but a teenage boy keep annoying her. (5,677 words; Time: 18m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 112, published on .

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Pro: It depicts a future where people have found a good way to use AI without destructive side-effects. Very plausible in that sense.

Con: There isn't a story here. Parchment wakes up, takes a walk, meets a boy, admires how spunky he is, ends up marrying him.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Well written and thought provoking, but somewhat disturbing. I thought the boy was going to turn out to actually be the original husband somehow.