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Book Information: Life and Times of Multivac, the

Life and Times of Multivac, the (1975) [Short Story]
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Series: Multivac

Summary :

Multivac, the great computer that controls the entire earth, is performing a routine trial on a man who has dared to make an attempt to damage one of its millions of outlets, located worldwide. It is prosecutor, jury, and judge, all at once, for its impartial electronic mind allows it to act with total fairness. The verdict will be guilty, for the man is guilty, and the punishment will be perfect, as there is no need for it to be otherwise.

Multivac is the benign ruler of the remainder of the human race. Its goal is singular, to strive for the betterment of the humans under its care -- all five million of them on planet earth. Every decision is made in accordance with this directive, whether the humans agree to it or not. What could possibly go wrong?

Original title: The Life and Times of Multivac
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyComputers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Bicentennial Man and Other Stories, the (1976) [Collection]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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