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Old 03-21-2015, 07:21 PM   #1437
jeff_wilson
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Default Re: THS Rogue Planet

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Originally Posted by Fred Brackin View Post
More like the previous copy. The original probably started off somewhere else and transmitted a copy in (and then erased itself). Then the second version transmitted a third version out after learning whatever it was supposed to and deleted itself too.

"Suicide" is a dramatic word bit I see Flynn's point and tend to agree with him about it.

No doubt there's much more about tis sort of thing in the "Sticky Thread of Doom" even if most of that is about Ghosts rather than SAIs.
The fairly old VALENTINA: SOUL IN SAPPHIRE novel gets around this by having infomorphs spin off non-sapient partial images to scout into dangerous areas and send back memory frames
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