My father wrote a science-fiction book that contains something similar, at least older than Archive, Transcendence, and Black Mirror. I haven’t read it in a while, but I think deceased were ‘kept’ to be consulted for wisdom, but while the memory should be cleared after each session, one deceased suddenly drops something from a previous conversation…
That book inadvertently taught my dad a lesson about backups and passwords… I thought I’d clean out his Mac desktop just for fun, but since he throws everything into random folders I accidentally cleared the entire book thrown away… he wasn’t very happy about it. Fortunately, he eventually managed to piece it together in fragments.
I should ask him to work on sharing this with the world. He gave up on traditional publishers at the time, but nowadays you can achieve much more on the internet than back then. However, the AI thing may now seem a little less progressive
Over the years I think it’s been called “The Thirteen Thousandth Moon”, “The Hidden Masters” and “The Barren Grounds”, if you ever come across it.
Synopsis from memory: Years after an apocalypse, a primitive tribe has writings with predictions about “The Masters”, an isolated society in which modern technology has not been lost, and which the tribes with ‘the thirteen thousandth moon’ would like to exterminate. They send a warrior and a party on a long journey to find the Masters’ stronghold and gather information, and they succeed, but they are captured.
They are no longer allowed to go outside, but are eventually given the freedom to explore the stronghold and its civilization (this is how they come into contact with the AI deceased). They manage to pass information on to their chief, and the troops are organized. However, the captured tribesmen become increasingly convinced that the Masters have no evil intentions at all, but could eliminate the tribes in the event of an attack with the snap of a finger…
[Reactie gewijzigd door ThePendulum op 7 november 2023 01:38]