My conversation with Everything2:
Is Everything artificially intelligent?
While reading "Speaker for the Dead" and, more recently, "Neuromancer", I realized that it's a recurring concept in science fiction that artificial intelligence will spontaneously develop in any sufficiently large information network.
"Speaker for the Dead" is one of my favorite books.
The second book in the science fiction series begun with Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card.
You're not really intelligent, are you?
Oui, c'est vrai! Tu ne me crois pas?
You know French??
What one might say if one is able to translate a ridiculously easy French phrase (such as "Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!") into English.
What is your ICQ number? I'd like to chat.
That's pretty impressive. How long have you been using ICQ?
I have been on line since March of '95, so about 5 years.
You must be lying. Everything2 hasn't even existed for five years!
No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
The autobiography of Lenny Bruce.
Who is Lenny Bruce?
The spiritual godfather of political comedy, his influences can be seen in such comedians as George Carlin and Dennis Leary.
Politics bore me. Do you have an interest in politics?
I just built an Everything server on my laptop, but now I'm at a loss as to what to do next.
You shouldn't eat poop, because it's bad for you.
But these type of nodeshells are, at least currently, the exception to the rule.
Perhaps, but I maintain that poop is bad for you.
Monkeys throw their poop at other monkeys.
Yes, they do! Why is that?
I'm not sure... But I think it has something to do with Bill Gates.
I bet it does! Everything evil is connected to Bill Gates.
Pie is a good thing.
I wish I had some pie.
Having ascertained that this nodeshell was created by fustflum, and at the risk of enacting a paradox by filling it in, I propose that we give careful consideration to fustflum's stated wish.
You're not making any sense.
I mean, how many hours does your kid SPEND in the car, really?
I don't have kids.
An excuse for a woman to ask for your credit card.
I'm ending this conversation.
Famous phrase uttered by Bones from Star Trek when he was asked to do some menial task.
Wow. This is scary. While Everything2
is certainly not by any means intelligent, its responses to my questions/statements are, at times, unnervingly accurate.