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Book Information: Capacity

Capacity (2005) [Novel]
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All human life in the distant future is benignly monitored by the omnipresent watcher - but what if the watcher itself turns out to be a murderer? Society in the twenty-third century runs smoothly and peacefully with the aid of Social Care operatives such as Judy 3. Meanwhile benevolent AIs, under the control of the near mythical Watcher, seem to have solved all mankind's problems, and with their aid humans have begun to explore the surrounding universe. But why does every AI that visits the planet Gateway commit suicide within just hours of arriving there? Justinian Sibelius has now himself arrived on the planet to try and find a reason. Yet how can someone with merely human intelligence solve a puzzle that has defeated minds far greater than his own - even that of the Watcher itself? And what if it should turn out that the Watcher is not so benevolent as people once believed?

Original title: Capacity
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyComputers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence
FictionScience FictionMystery and Detectives

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Capacity (2005)
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Language: English

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Capacity (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1405041404
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.1 x 1.0
Pages: 352

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