— Charles Stross, “Artificial Stupids” (on Orbit Books)
"Journalism is a daily process of painting an ever truer picture of the world."
"If you terminate a conscious program, are you committing murder? Quite possibly. Worse: if you use genetic algorithms to evolve a conscious AI, iteratively spawning hopeful mutants and then reaping them to converge on a final goal, are you committing genocide?"