EBOOK Machines Like Me


  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Machines Like Me
  • Ian McEwan
  • English
  • 13 November 2020
  • 9780735278196

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Machines Like Me Read ô 109 Ting Miranda whose hidden murky past hangs between them He has spent his inheritance on the acuisition of one of twenty four highly developed robotic humans named Adam or Eve developed by Alan Turing after his success on the Enigma codebreaking machine central to the Allies WWII victory As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Arg. Although McEwan is one of my favorite writers and his previous book Nutshell is one of the most enjoyable books that I ve read I was reluctant to start Machines like Me Reviews were mixed which is uite normal for the author and the alternative British history setting sounded off to me In the end I enjoyed reading the thoughts of this smart author although I was right about the setting The novel is set in an alternative Great Britain where The Falklands are lost to Argentina the political environment is different and importantly to the development of the plot Alan Turing decides not to follow the homosexuality treatment and choses jail instead During his time there he manages to solve the P vs NP problem google search and then to create the basis for he development pf artificial intelligence Due to his scientific breakthrough the world becomes a lot technical advanced than we are now As a result the first synthetic humans are produced and our main character Charlie manages to buy one of the 25 products available Charlieis not a very successful schemer living from small successes but manages to buy Adam from an inheritance He is in love with the neighbor upstairs Miranda and in order to involve her into his future let s program part of Adam s personality which leads to the half human to also fall in love with the young student From here some sort of a romantic triangle emerges but that is only a part of the story Are machines capable of love creation of art can they really adapt to our world The book develops two main themes first is the alternative history of GB with all the political technological and social changes it brings the 2nd is the life with an artificial human and the struggle for all the parties involved to adapt and all the philosophical uestions that raise from there If you ever read McEwan you might know he likes to ramble a lot on different topics When he gets it right then the book is brilliant when he doesn t it s a struggle to follow Here he both succeeded and failed I had the feeling I was reading two novels which were carelessly patched together I thought the first 20% to be a mess and even thought about giving up The novel gets much better later but the feeling that the alternative history did not mingle well with the artificial humans story remained Also the whole book felt superficial although the author s brilliance surfaced on many occasions Throughout the dramatic development of the Adams and Eves as the machines are named the author puts the uestion of the possibility for humans and machines to coexist whether the latter are able to understand and mimic our reason We create a machine with intelligence and self awareness and push it out into our imperfect world Devised along generally rational lines well disposed to others such a mind soon finds itself in a hurricane of contradictions We ve lived with them and the list wearies us Millions dying of diseases we know how to cure Millions living in poverty when there s enough to go around We degrade the biosphere when we know it s our only home We threaten each other with nuclear weapons when we know where it could lead We love living things but we permit a mass extinction of species And all the rest genocide torture enslavement domestic murder child abuse school shootings rape and scores of daily outrages The results are not so optimistic under McEwan s feather A and Es were ill euipped to understand human decision making the way our principles are warped in the force field of our emotions our peculiar biases our self delusion and all the other well charted defects of our cognition Soon these Adams and Eves were in despair They couldn t understand us because we couldn t understand ourselves Their learning programs couldn t accommodate us If we didn t know our own minds how could we design theirs and expect them to be happy alongside us But that s just my hypothesis I will not say too much of the plot and what happens to Adam and his kind or to Amanda and Charlie s relationship I only leave you with Adam s statement that also gives the title It s about machines like me and people like you and our future together the sadness that s to come It will happen With improvements over time we ll surpass you and outlast you even as we love you Believe me these lines express no triumph Only regretPS I enjoyed his reference to his previous novel by making Adam develop an infatuation with Shakespeare and Hamlet in particular Many thanks to Netgalley and Random House UK Vintage Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Machines Like Me Read ô 109 Entina's Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher's jingoistic ambitions Charlie courts Miranda and his Adam finds himself central to their affair Great novelist that he is McEwan pulls us into the uestion of what it means to love what it means to be human in our fast changing times and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know. Celebrity Death Match Special Machines Like Me versus L invit eLooking back as is so often the case it was inevitable Miranda and I were short of money I had a story to tell which was still unusual With a little help the part I hated most was the nature of the help I found it easy to transpose the events of that fateful year into a novel It sold well and our bank balance finally began to reassume healthy proportions But still I had doubts In the final analysis did my work have any real value There was only one person we agreed who could be relied on to give us an honest opinion And thus after several weeks of increasingly agitated discussion a flurry of emails and a short trip on the newly commissioned Eurostar I found myself standing outside a discreetly elegant Paris apartment I summoned my courage and pushed the button on the interphone A moment later a voice muffled and distorted but instantly recognisable from a hundred TV interviews came though the metal grille All C est vous M FriendI paused hardly able to take it in I had just been directly addressed by the legendary Simone de Beauvoir I felt the crushing weight of a lifetime s achievements bearing down on me from the instant recognition accorded to her first book Tous les hommes sont mortels had received the Goncourt been filmed starring a young Brigitte Bardot and or less on its own created the paranormal romance genre through other novels the penetrating works of philosophy her friendships with the most brilliant writers of the century most recently her long overdue Nobel Prize And now I was talking to her Ah oui I said feebly The door buzzed and I entered She was standing in front of me her still beautiful face belying her seventy two years The man beside her moved forward and addressed me in English I failed to take in a word he said but mechanically shook his hand With a shock I realised that it was her American lover Nelson Algren I opened my mouth but no words emerged De Beauvoir laughed Please sit down she said There was only the slightest trace of a French accent So I understand that you wish to hear my opinion of your book I noddedShe looked at me sharply First I wish to establish some facts You told me that you wrote this novel in collaboration with a third party who has not been credited Who was the person in uestionI uh My mouth felt dry Perhaps perhaps who is not the right word De Beauvoir nodded I suspected as much An artificial intelligence then I indicated that she had understood the situation Very well she continued I apologise if you find the uestion intrusive but I need to know about the nature of the collaboration The book is not entirely without merit I was interested in the relationship between the three main characters they reminded me in some ways of one of my early works You have read L invit e I had not though of course I had heard of it and knew the outline of the plot Yes she said thoughtfully Toute conscience poursuit la mort de l autre The first sentence of my book it could have been the first sentence of yours I was sorry not to see this theme completely developed To return to my uestion who did whatWell I said You understand it is always difficult to be exact in these matters But approximately She made an impatient gesture and I found myself blushing Ah approximately we agreed that my collaborator would be responsible for the philosophical basis and the narrative outline I would supply background and additional scenes And I would retain creative control They exchanged glances Alors said de Beauvoir briskly You will excuse us but we have an urgent appointment in a few minutes Let me ascertain that I have comprehended The machine wrote the book then you messed it up and added filler and infodumps C est aI began to feel that this had not been a good ideaMatch point to be determined by a suitably ualified AI Simone de Beauvoir

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Machines Like Me Read ô 109 The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years and brilliantly McEwan a moving love story and a mystery yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most ethically and morally layered novels written for our timesSet in 1980s London the story revolves around Charlie young and reckless and in love with his upstairs neighbour the enchan. When Ian McEwan gets it right boy does he get it right But when he gets it wrong he gets it very very wrong see Solar Sweet Tooth etc Machines Like Me is very very wrong It s not good In fact it s bad Really bad His handling of sexual assault and rape is problematic AF He makes androids boring the only good bit is when Charlie is mistaken for the droid he writes haiku he drones on and on about Turing Every big idea he grapples with has been grappled with before in fiction and in better and interesting ways than his attempts I don t care about his alternative history Also what s with the kid Mark and McEwan acting like 22 year old Miranda wants to adopt him She s 22 Wtf was that Ok I m going just to pretend he never wrote this and this book does not exist There fixed


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    Read & Download Machines Like Me Ian McEwan Í 9 Read & Download Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Ian McEwan When Ian McEwan gets it right boy does he get it right But when he gets it wrong he gets it very very wrong see Solar Sweet Tooth etc Machines Like Me is very very wrong It’s not good In fact it’s bad Really bad His handling of sexual assault and rape is problematic AF He makes androids boring the only good bit is when Charlie is mistaken for the droid he writes haiku he drones on and on about Turing Every ‘big idea’ he grapples w

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    EBOOK Machines Like Me Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Ian McEwan Greetings Let me introduce myself My name is Adam I live in North Clapham LondonMy good friend author Ian McEwan wrote a novel about me Readers say it’s a richly entertaining storyI’m rather proud of it myselfThe novel includes interesting history facts about famous people lovable characters MEI’m the STAR my special friends Charlie and Miranda a little boy named Mark and a bunch of other knuckleheads It’s considered a

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    Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Ian McEwan Ian McEwan Í 9 Read & Download EBOOK Machines Like Me Charlie Friend is a lazy day trader in London who vacillates between bouts of grandiosity and worthlessness The ultimate early adopter Charlie uses a recent inheritance to buy “the first truly viable manufactured human with plausi

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    Read & Download Machines Like Me Read à E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Ian McEwan Ian McEwan Í 9 Read & Download How the hell can a novel about the first synthetic humans be so bloody boring? I thought it was just my mood when I first started it that I couldn't get into it that I found the characters irritating I kept plodding along be

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    EBOOK Machines Like Me Celebrity Death Match Special Machines Like Me versus L'invitéeLooking back as is so often the case it was inevitable Miranda and I were short of money; I had a story to tell which was still unusual With a little help the part I hated most was the nature of the help I found it easy to transpose the events of that fateful year int

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