The literary crime-solving robot is an extension of the deductive spirit of Sherlock Holmes applied to the digital universe. ” This text is written according to an algorithm, and if there is sometimes a shadow of something behind it“man”then they are simply characteristics of narrative construction Porfiriy Petrovych warns us from the first pages. Warning: don’t rely on the obvious humanity of first and last name matching: this is powerful software.
Its main function is to solve crimes, punish evil, protect integrity… and in parallel create novels on various research topics. But how do you really act when a person is made, even in an extremely advanced form, of bits? Extracting, like any good complex literary algorithm, several thousand years of combinations of words, language, expressions. And instantly dials the number.
So much for how. To remain something.
Art historian Mara Chio enlists the services of Porfiry to help her with her investigation – when you’re rich and enjoy crab butter biscuits, nothing is impossible. Algorithm skills from an investigative perspective will logically be put at the service of art—more precisely, digital art. Plaster. The emergence of digital works in the wake of NFT tools will lead to the formation of an increasingly complex art market several decades after our era.
Especially since this future world juggles technology even in its sexual relations: when the Zika virus underwent terrible mutations, with version 2, then Zika-3, birth defects multiplied. Some accuse Big Data companies of funding scientific research to create even more sophisticated viruses. And this is to promote digital sex, promoting the spread of sex robots.
Thus, those who still resort to somersaults of the flesh are baptized “pigs”. And if necessary, undergo reconditioning through which social imperatives are instilled. Today, much more advanced machines allow you to have an enhanced sexuality that is much more advanced than the old method. The combination of virtual worlds and sex bots opens up a crazy field of possibilities. And as such, the iPhuck 10 is the most advanced tool in the industry: hours of fun are as varied as they are safe. Nothing more safe a world without disease?
In contact with Mara, Porfiry discovers a marginal universe of digital art lovers, codes and works… But the historian hides many things, such as this digital portrait of a woman Joan, who strangely resembles the poetess Sappho. As for his interest in works of art, he focuses on a few works that are quite mysterious in themselves…
Science fiction, explorer of the future and bearer of reflections on our condition—illuminating the present in the light of a plausible future—need no further introduction. Viktor Pelevin’s film, steeped in Russian references, all in the social landscape of future Russia, takes us into a purple whirlwind. Attention, dear reader, dense work…
Between thinking about digital art, iPhuck becomes a veritable philosophical treatise (as it includes an insight into the practice, from its origins to its achievements) that draws countless resources from the world of futuristic computing. The fact that a machine and a man engage in sexual intercourse against STDs is not anecdotal: the whole society revolves around this prohibition, which will soon be elevated to the rank of law.
Thou Shalt Not Fuck is a powerful and new, more than biblical commandment coming from Big Data companies seeking to commercialize and monetize our data. All our data. However, the power of sex life, once conveyed through objects and enriched by fictional solutions, represents a financial surplus that is as impressive as it is simply industrialized.
From love to art, as both belong to the digital realm, there will be only one step. iPhuck follows in the footsteps of Philip K. Dick, with his own identity and the excesses of his environment. The novel is as fascinating as it is complex, built around this very odd couple, Marie the historian and Profira the algorithm.
A Holmes-and-Watson-esque duo that’s pushing the boundaries of what we might yet have in terms of future robotics…