Sentience Premise Work

The outline follows John Truby’s outline in ‘The Anatomy of Story’.


  • Premise: In a world run by artificial intelligence, humans are feared and viewed as a virus to the earth.
  • Possibilities: New take on Artificial Intelligence and how far it could go. A love between machine and human. Show how our lifestyles are dangerous and yet how we will never be able to fix our mistakes unless drastic measures are taken, I.E a Plague.
  • Story Challenges: Being equal on all sides of the story (think of an essay, try to remain as unbiased as possible and argue all sides).
  • Problems: AI rights, emotional range, and politics. Human rights, Human VS World.
  • Designing Principle: Force an AI to awaken humans and a human to love the computer. The human’s beliefs are conflicted.
  • Best Character(s): Ashley’s moral confusion shows the life of the sheltered woman learning of the world. Valerie’s story mirrors in a way that proves her humanity.
  • Conflict: Ashley fights her friend, lover, and family about human rights to live. Valerie fights her father, coworker, and rival for the same.
  • Basic Action: Heroines join forces to fight the systems they were born into.
  • Character Change:Weakness: Ash is naive, a flirt, and a drug user.


Change: By involving herself in the business of Revitalizers, she learns her opinions on the world and strives for the good in it, distracting herself from her past ways, and falling for her ally.

Weakness: Valerie is naive, and brainwashed by her father into false loyalty.

Change: By intrigue in humanity, she rebels and gains perspective, love, and true loyalty.

Moral Choice: Ash throws away her riches and safety to set the world right and to be with Val. Valerie betrays her father and the security of her society to give humanity a chance.

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