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I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream (Short Story)

I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream – Harlan Ellison (audiobook)

What Is It?

The video above is an audiobook version of the 1967 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror short story I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – The End of the Apocalypse – Extra Sci Fi

This is how Wikipedia describes this short story:

In a dystopian future, the Cold War has degenerated into a brutal world war between the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, who have each built an “Allied Mastercomputer” (or AM) to manage their weapons and troops. One of the AMs eventually acquires self-awareness and, after assimilating the other two AMs, takes control of the conflict, giving way to a vast genocide operation that almost completely ends mankind. 109 years later, AM has left only four men and one woman alive and keeps them in captivity within an endless underground housing complex, the only habitable place left on Earth. AM derives its sole semblance of pleasure from torturing the group. To disallow the humans from escaping its torment, AM has rendered the humans virtually immortal and unable to commit suicide.

The machines are each referred to as “AM”, which originally stood for “Allied Mastercomputer”, but was changed to “Adaptive Manipulator” and later (after gaining sentience) “Aggressive Menace”. It finally refers to itself as purely “AM”, referring to the phrase “I think, therefore I am.”

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Roswell: The Final Verdict (Season 1)

“Roswell: The Final Verdict”

What Is It?

The 2021 documentary miniseries / TV show Roswell: The Final Verdict (Season 1).

Roswell: The Final Verdict premieres July 2

Here is how The IMDb describes this TV show:

Did aliens really crash-land near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947? In 1947, a rancher near Roswell, New Mexico, claimed to have discovered mysterious debris on his property, triggering decades of official government denials, and countless conspiracy theories, about aliens. Now, tapes of haunting first-person accounts from the past are being analyzed in a totally modern way, using artificial intelligence (AI) lie detection software to test if the eyewitnesses are telling the truth. Although most of the witnesses are now deceased, AI permits truth to be separated from fiction and the most important UFO event in world history can be weighed in the balance with all the evidence at hand. Truth seekers will now decide – the final verdict.

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Dreams

Artificial Life & Jessica Robbin?

In this dream I was at The BP Library, and I was trying to make artificial life using human & electronic materials along with water & electricity like I was trying to make humanoid life from a clay-like mixture.

Somehow I had a powdered mix of materials that included human material of some kind along with maybe some other kind of natural material(s), I mixed it with water & possibly something else, and maybe I poured the mixture into several humanoid shaped molds & I waited for them to harden.

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Free Guy

What Is It?

The 2021 comedy action science fiction movie Free Guy.

This is how The IMDb describes this movie:

A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

Free Guy | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios
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Dreams

Website Bids & A AI Hologram?

In this dream, I was dreaming about at least three website bids given to The BP Library for consideration for our future website by at least three different website development companies, and some of my coworkers were in the dream with me.

Each company had given us a sample / example test website to tryout, one was WordPress.com based, another was possibly a self-hosted WordPress install, and I am not sure what the third one was.