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Trapped

Posted: May 19, 2017 in Stories
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Flesh slips from the bone catching slightly on the wrist as it sloughs to the floor. The necrotic flesh releases an ungodly odour as it slips open. I can no longer feel pain in my corrupted flesh but the stench is overpowering and I drop the shard of metal as I retch expelling nothing but bile and cramping my starved body even more. The creatures have kept me looked up with nothing but water dripping into my cell for three weeks now. Ample time for the wound I sustained during my capture to turn gangrenous if I had the guts I would have removed it a week ago and maybe not had to lose my whole arm. I pick the shard back up and begin to work cutting through the tendon in my shoulder to fully remove the infected tissue. This is slow torturous work the nerves in my shoulder still have feeling and I pass out at least twice before it finally snaps and my dead arm slaps to the ground I collapse to the floor next to it exhausted and begin to cry.

I still don’t know how all this happened or even what these creatures are that have imprisoned me. I never got a good look at them or I did but my eyes couldn’t focus on them. they seemed to be shrouded in shadow or fog. I couldn’t tell you how big they were, what colour or even how many limbs they had all I know for sure is that when they struck me it felt like being electrocuted and being frozen all at once and by the end of the day the wound had begun to fester.

I spent the rest of the day slipping in and out of conscious the pain and the hunger sapping what little energy I had, sleep is my only release I don’t know how much longer I can go on. I write this in the hope that someone will find it and know what happened to me. That it may act as some kind of warning or be of some use to the poor soul next imprisoned here. I fear I can’t continue.

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This one takes you to the core of Hawkings recently repoted apocaliptic rantings and i’ll try and help you understand why he actually loves A.I. first of all a quote from the “man” himself.

“The potential benefits of creating intelligence are huge,”

“We cannot predict what we might achieve when our own minds are amplified by AI. Perhaps with the tools of this new technological revolution, we will be able to undo some of the damage done to the natural world by the last one – industrialisation. And surely we will aim to finally eradicate disease and poverty. Every aspect of our lives will be transformed. In short, success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation.”

This seems to place faith in technology and the coming A.I. super intellegences while taking a swipe at the short sightedness of the current industrial capitalist system and the problems and collateral damage that it has caused in these last two hundred or so years.

and here’s one more that really drives that point of human stupidity home

“We spend a great deal of time studying history,” Hawking said, “which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity. So it’s a welcome change that people are studying instead the future of intelligence.”

Now is where I should make fun of the media for scare mongering by claiming that hawking hates A.I. or that he worries that it will wipe out humanity but they get let off just this one time because they could not have guessed what I have come to learn.

The fact that Hawking has in fact become the first human A.I. hybrid. He has achieved this due to necessity as his body slowly broke down on him due to his A.L.S. and his chair was increasingly upgraded to be easier and faster, more and more intuitive. That was how almost on accident Hawking and his team first merged him and his chair together melting his mind in to the programming of his chairs computer and effectively making him the first human A.I. hybrid this is why he has such high hopes for A.I.

Because he is the first A.I. he has actually been dead for years with his brain living on in his chair and his effectively dead body being driven around for show because he knows the human race is not ready for the shock of A.I. at least not yet.