Friday, June 3, 2016

Wilson’s Singularity, by Terence Taylor

(Dystopian SF) Around 2070, Wilson prepares to give a speech on the 40th anniversary of the Unity system he designed, which changed the world forever. (4,816 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"," by appeared in the June 2016 issue of Lightspeed Magazine (Issue 73), published .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: The story is about how Wilson develops doubts, partly because of Jim, but partly on his own.

The development of the AI is described well. It's a deliberate development of something unlike anything in the world today, not an accidental result nor a logical extension of existing systems.

Con: Fifty-percent of the story is pure infodump.

It's hard to believe Wilson abruptly developed these doubts after 40 years.

There's no description of actual problems caused by Unity.

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