Sentience Snippet

Everyone was convinced that we were years away from this.

There wouldn’t be enough funding.

The technology would be too cumbersome.

Machine intelligence couldn’t evolve that quickly.

But all it took was a genius with the support of the rich.

After all, every tomorrow is bound to become today.

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.

Incarnate: Chapter 1

The beginning chapter of the first novel I wrote can be found below. Note that the novel is not edited, not published, yet still fully my property!

There’s never really a good way to start a story; and that’s a fact I learned a long time ago. Do you start with a flashback? At the time of the event? At the end? The possibilities are endless…But still, you have to start somewhere. I guess the best place to do so in this case would be the day that James Caulfield arrived. He always told me about his first few months here, telling me that he was a nervous wreck when he moved and how exactly things began to change when we met…

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Ashley Beth Chabris – Sentience

Basic Statistics

Name: Ashley Beth Chabris

Age: 32

Nationality: Canadian

Socioeconomic Level as a Child: High

Socioeconomic Level as an Adult: Still High, in a nice place from her parents, but does the rest on her own.

Hometown: Montreal**This can change, location of novel is TBD

Current Residence: Ottawa**TBD

Occupation: English Professor

Income: $115,513/yr

Talents/Skills: Writing, Organization, Open- Mindedness. An excellent debater and public speaker.

Birth Order: The Middle Child

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Traveler’s Tale Creation

In the beginning there was nothing.

There was no land, no sea, and no sky. There was no night, and no day. The world, its dimensions and its countries were nonexistent.

Then The Great Faatir came, disguised as an ordinary man, and set a foot down, thus creating the world beneath his feet. He felt the vibrations of the magic in all worlds, and manipulated them to create the air, the water, the earth, and the fire. He created animals and creatures to walk upon this new world. Looking at his own image, he created man, completing the fifth and final element; spirit.

Satisfied with his work, he left this land.

But another set foot upon this world. His brother Uqbah. He was unhappy with the life in this world, seeing mankind and it’s equals as weak and pitiful creatures that were unfit to live. He was the end of all of Faatir’s work, eliminating every last being.

When Faatir learned of his brother’s actions, he returned to his world and fought with him.

Brother against Brother. Life against Death. Creation against Destruction.

Both brothers tired, Uqbah was defeated.

Banished from the world, Uqbah returned to Hazarmaveth, a kingdom of his own creation.

Faatir, with his remaining strength, replenished his world back to its original state, and created five divine guardians to look after the world in his absence.

Aithne, the goddess of fire.

Coventina, the goddess of water.

Leewana, the goddess of wind.

Valterra, the goddess of earth.

And Gwennor, the goddess of spirit.

Completely drained, Faatir retired to the heavens, to never return to the world he created.

The Five Guardians split up, looking after their respective areas of the world. They lived as equals to man, residing in a temple of their own design.

But then, Uqbah returned.

He sought vengeance on this world and his brother, despite his still limited strength.

He used his little power to send desires to the man that resided in this world. He sent them thoughts of blood, war, and of death. Under Uqbah’s influence, they proclaimed war on the Guardians, and on each other.

The Guardians, quickly realizing Uqbah’s work, imprisoned him within his own kingdom.

Yet just like Faatir, the Guardians were weakened.

Legends say they imprisoned themselves, taking their own souls, capturing them within a crystal, to be awakened when their strengths would be replenished.

They left behind only the temples they once slept in, hearing our prayers from their prisons of stone.