Note the time change to 5pm! Thanks Bethany!
Here's a short one; and you can find it for free. http://localroger.com/prime-intellect/
Yes, the group has read this novella by Roger Williams in 2011. I read it. I missed the meetup. Let's read it and discuss it again.
In a time not far from our own, Lawrence sets out simply to build an artificial intelligence that can pass as human, and finds himself instead with one that can pass as a god. Taking the Three Laws of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal and provides instantly for every stated human desire. Caroline finds no meaning in this life of purposeless ease, and forgets her emptiness only in moments of violent and profane exhibitionism.
At turns shocking and humorous, "Prime Intellect" looks unflinchingly at extremes of human behavior that might emerge when all limits are removed.
This time, we're back at the Noc Noc. Lower Haight’s most unusual bar.
If you can't/won't make it, please let me know why so I can make adjustments to future meetups or possibly even this one. Hope to see you there.