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Mirtinas eksperimentas Just okay 4 of 10 stars Who else writes like Sawyer nowadays This is thoughtful and engaging, sometimes even thrilling, as I ve come to expect from him I love all the different ideas sprinkled through, the predictions of possible near future politics, culture, and technology I love the exoticism to me of the Canadian setting and the view from there of the US But this particular book isn t perfect, because it hasn t aged well, SF wise We still have VCRs, but can create fully sentient and self aware AI We have Who else writes like Sawyer nowadays This is thoughtful and engaging, sometimes even thrilling, as I ve come to expect from him I love all the different ideas sprinkled through, the predictions of possible near future politics, culture, and technology I love the exoticism to me of the Canadian setting and the view from there of the US But this particular book isn t perfect, because it hasn t aged well, SF wise We still have VCRs, but can create fully sentient and self aware AI We have smart homes, but not smart phones not even cell phones, it seems Of course Sawyer isn t a prophet and he s not to blame, but reading such errors does pull me out of the story.Still, a read I didn t want to put down Sawyer s work reminds me of why I liked the best of Michael Crichton I will def continue to readSawyer and welcome recommendations Always with that contrived ripped from the headlines plugged into a thriller feel and the distracting sense that Sawyer s characters are just cameos of folks he met while researching his book, but you would think that after 50 years of SF exploring the ramifications of AI and afterlife, Sawyer would come up with somethingperceptive than just murderous AIs and a completely imaginary proof of soul life Another example of hailed Hard sci fi that relies on arbitrary fantasy tools and measure Always with that contrived ripped from the headlines plugged into a thriller feel and the distracting sense that Sawyer s characters are just cameos of folks he met while researching his book, but you would think that after 50 years of SF exploring the ramifications of AI and afterlife, Sawyer would come up with somethingperceptive than just murderous AIs and a completely imaginary proof of soul life Another example of hailed Hard sci fi that relies on arbitrary fantasy tools and measurements that are just as fuzzy as any magic spell As a nineties novel, it can be valued for its projections of the current form of the digital age, though most interesting is the happy ending arc for his highly flawed protagonist Given Sawyer s commercial success and formulaic approach, it s hard not to wonder if he and his readers have overlooked the fact of the protagonist s abominable behavior But surely 4.0 to 4.5 stars Excellent read Well thought out premise that was very well executed Highly engaging, original story RecommendedWinner Nebula Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1996 Nominee Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1996 Nominee Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1996 I loved Flashforward by Sawyer This book was good, but not quite up to the same quality as that one Still I enjoyed it a lot.The Terminal Experiment took a little while to set up the story The beginning wasn t uninteresting, just not specifically about what it proposed to be about It did weed its way into that about halfway through and I ended up being satisfied.This book begins with a scientist in Canada who develops technology to assess when a person actually dies not just when the doctor I loved Flashforward by Sawyer This book was good, but not quite up to the same quality as that one Still I enjoyed it a lot.The Terminal Experiment took a little while to set up the story The beginning wasn t uninteresting, just not specifically about what it proposed to be about It did weed its way into that about halfway through and I ended up being satisfied.This book begins with a scientist in Canada who develops technology to assess when a person actually dies not just when the doctors say they do to assuage his fears after a traumatic organ harvesting experience Surprisingly, this new technique captures the soul of his terminal participant leaving her body The existence of a verifiable soul shakes the world.In the meantime, the scientist also teams up with a friend of his, an expert in artificial intelligence, to conduct another experiment Obsessed with immortality and life after death, the scientist copies his own mind into a computer One copy is removed of all neural connections that have to do with fear of death or aging This copy simulates what it would be like to be immortal The second copy is removed of all connections having to do with physical sensations and preoccupations This simulates life after death The thrid copy remains an exact copy of the scientist to act as a control.Pretty soon, things go awry when people start turning up dead The three simulations have escaped into the vast expanse of the internet and one of them is a killer.Like Sawyer s other book that I ve read, there runs a common theme of how science can dramatically change the world What things would change if people knew scientifically that a soul was real and that it left your body at death to go somewhere Abortion issues Religion Animal Rights And what would happen if there was a version of yourself that felt immortal Or felt detached from the physical world Props to Sawyer, he s very good at exploring socially significant scientific issues in an engaging way This Nebula and Aurora winner is one of Canadian sf writer Robert J Sawyer s first novels, originally published in installments in Analog magazine It s a near future story of a very likable biomedical engineer who discovers scientific evidence of an afterlife, who with his best friend cook up some artificial intelligence variations on himself, that take on a life of their own It also becomes a thriller murder mystery as some folks who have wronged him begin to turn up dead Along the way, Saw This Nebula and Aurora winner is one of Canadian sf writer Robert J Sawyer s first novels, originally published in installments in Analog magazine It s a near future story of a very likable biomedical engineer who discovers scientific evidence of an afterlife, who with his best friend cook up some artificial intelligence variations on himself, that take on a life of their own It also becomes a thriller murder mystery as some folks who have wronged him begin to turn up dead Along the way, Sawyer dabbles in philosophical theological questions raised by the discoveries, which I always love This book is better than some of the Sawyer srecent work, although I can t claim to have read them all yet Piteris Hobsonas netolimos ateities mokslininkas B tent jam pasirod tartina, kod l i imant transplantacijai donoro organus, lavonui reikia suleisti didel nuskausminan i j doz Pritrenktas savo pasteb jimo, Piteris atlieka eksperimentus su mir tan iais mon mis Pasekm s gal net keli elektroniniai udikai, siaut jantys pasauliniame interneto tinkle As Robert J Sawyer seems to be able to do so effortlessly taking a series of very human circumstances, complex philosophical questions, futuristic ideas, and ties it all together to create an intellectually stimulating page turner. Hilariously bad Kept reading bits out to my girlfriend who was in pieces.If this can win a major award, anyone can return return This is not quite as bad a book as I had been led to believe The prose is often leaden in particular, the cringe worthy opening passage which I think should be used as a model of how not to write in classes for impressionable young writers, and the numerous info dumps idicating that the characters have read all the available scientific literature up to 1994 which is a shame as most of the book is set in 2011 What appears to be the kille return return This is not quite as bad a book as I had been led to believe The prose is often leaden in particular, the cringe worthy opening passage which I think should be used as a model of how not to write in classes for impressionable young writers, and the numerous info dumps idicating that the characters have read all the available scientific literature up to 1994 which is a shame as most of the book is set in 2011 What appears to be the killer idea of the first half of the book that science can detect the soul leaving the body at death is simply forgotten for the last third of the narrative, which plays the rogue AI s in the net cliche as a murder mystery, leading to an unconvincing resolution The detective character herself violates standard operating procedure by burbling her theories about the crime to one of the key suspects return return But apart from that, the characters were not too unbelievable and the exploration of the issues of artificial intelligence and the scientific basis of the soul not too undergraduate with all due respect to my undergraduate readers And he does predict a future Pope Benedict XVI Of course, whether the present Pope will still be there in 2011 is another matter return return Still, it is pretty surprising that this won the 1995 Nebula Award for Best Novel I confess I haven t read any of the other nominees, and if this was voted better than them I don t really intend to Actually, I may have read Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress I know I read one of the later books in the series, and was seriously unimpressed The Hugo for the equivalent year went to Bujold s Mirror Dance, which is the start of the superb four book climax to the Vorkosigan saga as continued in Memory, Komarr, and A Civil Campaign return return This is not the worst Nebula winning novel I have read that title goes to either The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro or The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov but it is certainly in the bottom four I can t decide if I like it less than Neuromancer, because I can t remember anything about the Gibson book, even though I know I have read it several times


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