Individually, the Five Metal Dragons are not top tier AISCs, so their construction did little to influence mainframe design. Their defection from the ACPS did make other nations look at the level of power and autonomy that their machines operated under. The other AISCs certainly took notice and it opened a new level of dialog between them and their human peers. The fact that the metal dragons defected showed the level of animosity between the ACPS and the synthetic intelligences it created, and it was considered to be more productive and beneficial to improve relations between the two groups rather than create and place arbitrary limitations on the AISCs.
I think my question warrants a sub or at least a lengthy idea scroll added to this one, I think you might be overlooking or underestimating how this would effect CE, especially the Atlantic, just a thought. Go to Comment
The more I think about this, we are talking about an event thta would rival The Russian Revolution in it magnitude(I think that is an apt analogy) This has huge( for lack of a better word) geo-political shock waves, literally changing the balance of power in the entire solar system Go to Comment
i would imagine a SmartBed showroom to be something like a combination of a traditional mattress store and an Apple Store, all slick and cleanly put together with that spartan aesthetic going on. Like any durable good I would expect there to be trial periods, and the option to purchase a refurbished SmartBed, and trading in your old bed as part of the down payment for the new one. With the Freemium Economy model, I see a lot of transactions going more and more towards the smartphone model. When you get something new, you don't keep the old, they want that back. Refurb and resell to someone else who isn't buying the cutting edge model.
As for a viagra mod, i have no idea how that would work. I would say that erectile dysfunction has been eliminated as a disease in the CE, but it would still come around from boredom, excessive use, etc, and there would be plenty of augmentations and over the counter treatments for it. Go to Comment
This is a lovely piece of world building, I like the mix of straight talking discussion and in world voice. This post did a lot to paint the cosmic era as vivid, layered and living world inhabited by real people.
Do they have show rooms for these or trial agreements? A Viagra mod? Go to Comment