Aug 01, 2021 11:55 PM
Sad Cam talks to Ancora
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"Do you have any idea of what kind of things we should?  I don't really know how to account for the fact that they made the system and could have tweaked what it shows about them; how do we get information that's useful regardless of that.  Or even just regular lying, without oaths - I guess I could see what they do with omnipotence - "

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"I assume they make beautiful art. With vampires in it. We could just try confronting them all different ways with - inconsistencies, vampirism-related drawbacks - see what holds across simulations."

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"Even if they just make beautiful art with vampires in it, it seems telling whether their chosen medium is something reasonable or, like, people.  But yeah, that definitely sounds good too."

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"Do you have the juice to do this again like now, or are we just brainstorming for later?"

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"I'll need some blood but then I'm good to go."

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Glass of blood.

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She downs it.  "Was that a yes on the omnipotence or do you think it should be something else to start with."

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"It seems informative but I'm also curious about what if we just let them back into Milliways."

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"Oh, true."  A pause.  "Teleports in with my cat, makes sure the door's shut quickly, comments on my hair being longer, asks if you can dance now.  Elaborates when asked that it's because they can see you have a soul.  Tells me I should make you able to dance.  Asks why you have a soul and why my hair is longer.  - And then that's it; I don't know how we respond to that."

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"You can make me able to dance?"

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"It can do grace, yeah."

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"Wouldn't turn it down. What happens if we give you a haircut and you have already rendered me able to dance first?"

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"Yeah, see, that's the thing; I can't check now, I'm on a cooldown; it's super annoying.  Or like I could but I'm being really careful about not pushing it.  - And huh, that one was shorter than I think I would have expected even given that I'm being super careful?  I wonder if it's because it was of Ancora."

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"Why would they be more expensive to simulate?"

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"My thought was that maybe they did it on purpose so people couldn't predict them as well?  I don't know, it's just a guess."

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"If they were doing that couldn't they just make it not work on them at all?"

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"Probably.  In any case, I can run the other one in a while from upstairs.  - We should make a list."  She opens a new file on her computer and puts that in.

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"Maybe get in simulated contact with the other ones of the species?"

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She takes that down, along with the omnipotence.  "Did they mention any individuals at all?  I don't know what the threshold is for how much information I need to target someone, but I bet I can't do 'a random member of this species'."

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"They didn't but Ancora probably has a parent, is that enough to go on?"

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She makes the probably-not-actually-universal 'I don't know' hum.  "I'll give it a go.  I should ask about simming Sauron and sangrading you at some point even though we don't yet know whether they're trustable."

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"Agreed. And about your long term concerns about vampirism in the population."

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"And why they did weird telepathy at me instead of asking or even telling me they were going to port me here.  And whether vampires can sense souls.  And checking their reaction if we say to back off from all this.  - That's probably more than I'll be able to get to before I come down again, though obviously we can keep brainstorming."

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"Yeah, that's kind of the point of a list. - you can try to find out if Alassëo has a vampire soul since you did simulate him but haven't done other magic to him."

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Typety type.  Metaphorically.  Whatever you call typing when it's with your mind and not your fingers.  (Brain computers are so freaking awesome; she's zero percent over how cool they are yet.)

"Uh, can I like, future-Google-Docs share this with you?  Or oh, how would that even work with the time thing; maybe I shouldn't."

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