Conceptualizing Artificial Intelligence through Alternate Neo-Planetary Models in the Science Fiction of Dan Simmons
S Ambadi Narayanan1, Beena S Nair2
1S Ambadi Narayanan , Research Scholar, Department of English, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala, India.
2Dr. Beena S Nair Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade), Department of English, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala, India.
Manuscript received on September 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 21 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 3218-3221 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L30621081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3062.1081219
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Abstract: The technological competence of a nation is confirmed by the number of successful space expeditions. Science Fiction from the early 1900s has dealt with the idea of living in conceptual spaces. This paper deals with select works of Dan Simmons including four prize-winning Science Fiction novels which are usually referred to as the Hyperion (1989), The Fall of Hyperion (1989), Endymion (1996), The Rise of Endymion (1989). In modern Techno-Fiction, the mind of the man and the scientific innovation of the machine have been harmoniously brought into existence as Cyborgs through Artificial Intelligence. The life expectancy and the available technical manifestations would seem scarce to get into a feasible interface of enhanced human beings and mechanical efficiency to accelerate the voyage into an anticipated future. This study further examines the ways in which the incredible complexity of the Cybernetic self has been portrayed in the works of Simmons. The principle aim of this proposed paper is to understand the context of the technological forces unbridled in the man-machine interface and how it has been constitutive of bringing up a new social order. It further analyses how symbolic, social spaces can be experienced adversely by multiple Man-Machine synthesis – mutant beings and clones during the planetary invasions. It is unnatural of a Cyborg to think politically or materialistically, as the functioning would be predominantly based on the commands received from its Artificial Intelligence led consciousness. Moreover, Cybernetics would be an exploration into the formidable secrets, the realm of decrypting ciphers and interpreting codes and cryptograms. Furthermore, embracing the possibilities without a foresight into the Man-Machine synthesis, might lead the whole humanity into a catastrophe depicted by Simmons.
Keywords: Techno-Fiction, Science Fiction, Cyborg, Cybernetics, Man-Machine Synthesis.
Scope of the Article: Artificial Intelligence