In her short science fiction story "Digital Consciousness", Rianna explores a choice many of us may face. Given near immortality by advanced technology, what does it mean to be human?
As we invent technology that can repair our bodies, simulate our brains, and allow us to plug ourselves into our computers at an ever-increasing degree, where is the line between artificial and human intelligence? Dare... [click here for more]
‘I know it’s just my own programming, causing me to feel this way. It’s just the by-products of my own genetics, which were evolutionarily selected as successful when humanity began to behave as a social organism.’ She sighs again, and initiates the “kill” sequence on the neural net. The blond woman shakes, then stops moving. She says flatly, ‘That woman... [click here for more]
Designed as advanced weapons of war, anthropomorphic tigers succeeded far beyond the plans of their creators when they hunted humanity to extinction. Purposeless—for they had been designed to kill—the tigers were left to question the meaning of their existence. Over the years, they developed sophisticated technologies, growing in knowledge until the... [click here for more]