Shorter reads: Intelligentsia
(part of a larger anthology called Tales of Sorcery and Silicone)
Author: Terence MacManus
Average reading time: 0.3hrs
(Average reading time is calculated at 2 mins per page)
Francis is just finished from a hard day at work but he doesn't plan to go straight home. His personal AI assistant has some thoughts on the matter.
Despite not being about the shiniest of subject matter this story made me smile in the end. Set in a world with some interesting ideas on what humans will do when they have the technology, our viewpoint is from a man who is behind said technology, knows how it works and doesn't have the same faith in it as the general populous. I can get behind that as a software dev in real life...
I wasn't a fan that the AI typed in all caps. I get what the author was trying to for but I couldn't help but think of it as yelling. WORDS HURT, FRANCIS.
A cool look into an interesting world with a lovely ending.