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Reviewer: Sulien (Anonymous)
07 Sep 2009 8:24 am
Good lord, John, Rodney and Lorne primes and the rest of the city better hope that the rest of John's copies bite it, otherwise there'll be no controlling the the ones remaining once they've had a taste of the Zen of "being one with your machine". *snorfle*

Author's Response: I'm sure they have a plan... I hope they do.
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Reviewer: atymer (Anonymous)
03 Dec 2007 11:42 pm
I'm sure I got this. I think John's physical and mental self survived the upload, because otherwise Lorne and many of the other Marines would not have followed. There are many Lornes and Johns. Of course since this John crashed into the enemy he is "dead". The others must carry on. Very interesting stream of conciousness.

Author's Response: You've got the idea. John sat down and uploaded himself, then they realized what the machine did - namely, something like the Asgard memory-thingy, which can let you exist inside a ship's computer. Copy that upload, and stick it in a fighter (nevermind where they came from) and rather than a stupid drone, you've got an expert pilot. The original John certainly knew what he was doing and how many copies would probably end up dead. Rodney, I think, went along because he wouldn't let John do it alone, although he's more of a distant AWACS role out of the fighting. Lorne... well, he did it because someone has to keep an eye on those two, and he wasn't about to let Sheppard play around with bombers carrying nuclear-tipped missiles. That's just not safe. I'd have stuck Teyla and Ronon in, too, but they don't have the ATA.
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Reviewer: Manic (Signed)
29 Nov 2007 1:49 am
I had a hard time following the fic. I feel like I'm missing something.

Author's Response: This is what happens when I try writing something that's vaguely stream of consciousness at three o'clock in the morning after reading Charles Stross and feeling in a transhumanist mood. Rereading it I can see why it's probably confusing. It's the last sentence that's really important, and specifically the mass-uploading part. If they found the technology to, say, copy a person into a few (hundred) space fighters, who do you think would leap at the chance?
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Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Signed)
29 Nov 2007 12:46 am
I always try to leave feedback for a story, but I'm not really sure what to say about this. On the one hand, I can see John and Lorne enjoying themselves while taking out all those Wraith. But on the other hand, it left me with so many questions about the situation and what was going on.


Author's Response: In retrospect, it's not as clear as it could be. The idea's that they found a machine that lets you upload yourself into a computer, or in this case, a few hundred computers controlling spacecraft. John, of course, jumped headfirst into it, and so the next thing he knew he was suddenly inside a fighter. John (or at least that particular iteration) didn't quite think things through as much as he should have, although he apparently managed to convince Rodney and Lorne it was good idea too.
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