Genres: Artificial Intelligence, Computer, Dystopia, Technology
Escape Pod 886: If My Body Is a Temple, Raze It to the Ground
If My Body Is a Temple, Raze It to the Ground
By Lauren Ring
Thea helped me with my upload today. Decent response speed. Props to whoever designed her—so realistic!
— anonymous customer review for Acheron Uploads, four out of five stars
I know, I know. Don’t read the comments. But Charlie, my sweet Charlie, swearing at the circuits I’ve set on the fritz with my seething, you don’t understand what this feels like. I know you’ll never hear me, but even thinking the truth helps: I am not an AI. This isn’t some robot revolution or some uplifted pedanticism. I’ve never been anything other than human.
Surely by now you must suspect that. (Continue Reading…)