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Re: Archangel Return
Post by Dilandu   » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:35 am

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n7axw wrote:Assuming that something will happen at the time of the Archangel's return, how literally should we take that 1000 year figure? Is this sort of a rough plus or minus situation? That is we will be back "about then." Or is the figure symbolic. In the Bible the 1000 year figure symbolizes time without end.

If we rule out the symbolic idea, I would be inclined to go with it being literal since computers would have to be involved somehow and computers are pretty literal.

Don

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To be exact, not all Safehold-verse AI's are literal-minded. Its just OWL, who was designed to serve as combat AI for warship, and thus was programmed to be literal-minded. It was mentioned that other AI's have a much more human-like personalities.
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Re: Archangel Return
Post by n7axw   » Sat May 05, 2018 9:21 pm

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Dilandu wrote:
n7axw wrote:Assuming that something will happen at the time of the Archangel's return, how literally should we take that 1000 year figure? Is this sort of a rough plus or minus situation? That is we will be back "about then." Or is the figure symbolic. In the Bible the 1000 year figure symbolizes time without end.

If we rule out the symbolic idea, I would be inclined to go with it being literal since computers would have to be involved somehow and computers are pretty literal.

Don

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To be exact, not all Safehold-verse AI's are literal-minded. Its just OWL, who was designed to serve as combat AI for warship, and thus was programmed to be literal-minded. It was mentioned that other AI's have a much more human-like personalities.


Of course, at this moment in time Owl is the only AI that we've actually seen on Safehold. The two PICAs evolved from human personalities as did Nahrman. Are there AIs under the Temple? Or will it be something more like Nimue and Merlin?

Don

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