Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Next Scene, by Robert Reed

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(SF AI) In a world ruled by AIs, the only work that pays is entertainment. (4,976 words; Time: 16m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: RHorton:4

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 121, published on .

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Pro: The idea that the AIs would be interested in human behavior even after taking over the world goes back at least to The Fall of Colossus, by D.F. Jones. The notion that it might all be a hoax was amusing.

Con: There's too much lecturing and not enough action in this piece. There's no plot and almost no character development.

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