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reviewed Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. September 25, 2011
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress appeared in 1966.  I probably read it in my early high school years and certainly multiple times.  I always liked it and have never really forgotten the plot.  …
reviewed I, Robot. February 19, 2011
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Asimov's I, Robot
   Isaac Asimov's I, Robot is a collection of short stories that explores Dr. A's development  of the three laws of robotics (now the 4 laws).      Each of the …
reviewed The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P..... October 30, 2010
The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan
What was your first impression?      The very first time I started reading this I got the impression that the blurbs on the outside were misleading.  It seemed to be more about …
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. October 19, 2010
I, Robot
I wondered how they'd make a movie out of this. They succeeded. It was definitely intriguing and exciting.
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. July 09, 2010
Asimov's I, Robot
Actually this is a group of weak short stories whose only redeeming wuality is that they are somewhat novel.
posted a Quick Tip about Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Ma.... July 09, 2010
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind by Gerald Edelman
Next there will be a scientific explanation for the existence of a soul. No, just kidding. This approach is more comforting and closer to spiritual reasoning reducing the gap between science and religion …
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. July 05, 2010
Asimov's I, Robot
very good, quite different from the film
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. July 04, 2010
Asimov's I, Robot
This is NOT the movie, in any way! This collection of "robot stories" explores ways in which humans and self-thinking robots might interact, in the most unexpected ways. How can you tell if a robot is …
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. July 03, 2010
Asimov's I, Robot
This book is so much different from the movie carrying the same title, but is just as interesting
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. June 23, 2010
Asimov's I, Robot
Amazing book. One of my favorites.
posted a Quick Tip about I, Robot. June 16, 2010
Asimov's I, Robot
A wonderful collection of stories that looks at Asimov's ideas of the development and implementation of advanced robotics in the future. The movie by the same name only shares the name in common, this …
posted a Quick Tip about WWW: Watch. June 04, 2010
WWW: Watch
This has to be a great book because the first one was really good.
reviewed Ghost Machine (2009). April 22, 2010
Ghost Machine (2009)
The movie is about a military simulation computer that helps train soldiers in combat. The computer gets hijacked by a ghost when the programmers took the simulator and used it for gaming. So, they have …
posted a Quick Tip about WWW: Watch. April 18, 2010
WWW: Watch
Read WWW: Wake first.
reviewed WWW: Watch. April 18, 2010
WWW: Watch
WWW: Watch is the second novel of a trilogy about an artificial intelligence, or consciousness that emerges from the World Wide Web.  In the previous novel , WWW: Wake, Catlin Decter, a brilliant …
reviewed Ghost Machine (2009). February 13, 2010
Ghost Machine (2009)
As a rule, I always round up when I feel that a film falls into the "half-star" void here on Amazon, but "Ghost Machine" had me longing to give it only two stars. I'll get to my three star reasoning in …
reviewed Ghost Machine (2009). January 13, 2010
Ghost Machine (2009)
This premise of this movie was rather simpleton, notwithstanding this simplistic movie was surrounded by unnecessary and lagging plot devices. It also seemed like two or three movies smashed together, …
The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking,
Early efforts to model human-like thinking with machines using rules were interesting but failed in a number of ways to capture even simple ways that humans think. Marvin Minsky, AI pioneer at MIT, insists …
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind by Gerald Edelman
It took me two readings of this book to get enough of what the author, Gerald Edelman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for his work in the field of immunology, was trying to say about …
reviewed Factoring Humanity. May 03, 2009
Factoring Humanity
Each Sawyer book I have read seems to outdo the previous one. This is no exception. It has a little of everything including family drama, unethical medical practices, alien messages, artificial intelligence, …
reviewed PeaceMaker. April 12, 2009
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I finished this book within 24-hours. I almost finished it in one sitting. I was captivated by the interesting and fast paced nature of the plot. The storyline was simple enough, but believable enough …
reviewed Unholy Domain. April 12, 2009
Unholy Domain
Throughout the history of the science fiction genre authors have have crafted a story that seems completely unbelievable and remain fiction for only so many years.      Dan Ronco has …
reviewed Accelerando (Singularity). March 19, 2009
Accelerando (Singularity)
Set in the near future, this group of related stories is about an Earth where technology has run rampant, and humanity's inability to keep up.    Computing power, and artificial intelligence, …
reviewed I, Robot. November 19, 2008
I, Robot
It takes a lot of guts to attempt to capture the essence of Asimov in a movie, and even more to cast Will Smith as the hero, Del Spooner - Robot Hater.     Will has "funny" imbedded …
reviewed I, Robot. November 17, 2008
Asimov's I, Robot
Re-reading "I, Robot" before the movie comes out was a good idea, I'm glad I did. For me, reading Asimov if often a fond trip down memory lane.  But if you have never read Asimov or looking …
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