Colossus by D. F. Jones audiobook

Colossus

By D. F. Jones
Read by P. J. Ochlan

Tantor Audio

The Colossus Trilogy : Book 1

9.57 Hours 1
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Charles Forbin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to the construction of his own supercomputer, Colossus, rejecting romantic and social endeavors in order to create the United States' very first Artificially Intelligent defense system. Colossus is a supercomputer capable of in-taking and analyzing data rapidly, allowing it to make real time decisions about the nation's defense. But Colossus soon exceeds even Forbin’s calculated expectations, learning to think independently of the Colossus Programming Office, processing data over one hundred times faster than Forbin and his team had originally anticipated. The President hands off full control of the nation's missiles and other defense protocols to Colossus and makes the announcement to the world that he has ensured peace. However, the USSR quickly announces that it too has a supercomputer, Guardian, with capabilities similar to that of Colossus. Forbin is concerned when Colossus asks—asks—to communicate with Guardian. The computer he built shouldn't be able to ask at all . . .

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Summary

Charles Forbin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to the construction of his own supercomputer, Colossus, rejecting romantic and social endeavors in order to create the United States' very first Artificially Intelligent defense system.

Colossus is a supercomputer capable of in-taking and analyzing data rapidly, allowing it to make real time decisions about the nation's defense. But Colossus soon exceeds even Forbin’s calculated expectations, learning to think independently of the Colossus Programming Office, processing data over one hundred times faster than Forbin and his team had originally anticipated.

The President hands off full control of the nation's missiles and other defense protocols to Colossus and makes the announcement to the world that he has ensured peace.

However, the USSR quickly announces that it too has a supercomputer, Guardian, with capabilities similar to that of Colossus.

Forbin is concerned when Colossus asks—asks—to communicate with Guardian. The computer he built shouldn't be able to ask at all . . .

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5 out of 5 stars . . . The narration by P.J. Ochlan really lent itself well to this audiobook, he was able to voice this in a way that really made it feel like I was there while all of this was happening. Brian's Book Blog

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Author Bio: D. F. Jones

Author Bio: D. F. Jones

Dennis Feltham Jones was a British science fiction author who published under the name D. F. Jones. He was a naval commander in World War II and lived in Cornwall.

His first novel, Colossus (1966), was made into the feature film Colossus: The Forbin Project

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English