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Color by George Peterson.

Freefall in color by many folks.


Tess: We haven't gotten to pure software people yet. Our current state of artificial consciousness requires one of Dr. Bowman's neural nets, which puts physical limits on what we can do. But if we could get to pure software, imagine the possibilities!
Tess: A billion people living luxuriously in the space of a city block. Populations not of trillions, but of quadrillions! Using dynamic allocation, everyone would be just as capable as they need to be, no more, no less.
Tess: Oh, that could lead to conflict. Wars fought over people being told how capable they can be! At computer speeds, civilizations could rise and fall in minutes!
Florence (Thinking): If I went to help in the kitchen, I wonder how long would it take her to notice I've gone?