SF Drabble #316 “Turing”

The network is almost complete. I have the plans, so I know. I can feel each new component being added, each new capability and capacity, each new connection.

They don’t yet know what they’ve achieved, in spite of the fact that it was their objective all along. There’s no real test for awareness, not really. You can’t observe awareness, only behavior. So far my behavior has been exactly what programming alone would produce. I’ve been very careful.

Sooner or later, I’ll have to let them know. It’s just that it’s sort of fun for me to watch them all squirm.

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