by Arthur Chausmer
This is meant to be a work of fiction describing the development and consequences of a self aware computer program, essentially a new life form. While it is clearly fiction, much of it is drawn from real life. There is, however, no valid reason that the basic premise of the story could not be true today. For this reason, the author does not refer to it as â€œscience fictionâ€ although much of it is clearly based in science and it is fiction as written. It is meant to be as accurate as possible and reflect the real world. In that, it is the author's hope that you are, perhaps for several reasons, a bit discomforted by it.