The Blazing World - HB Notebook T/Notebook O Summary & Analysis

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Harriet Burden Notebook T

It is May of 2001 in this chapter and Harry has convinced Rune to become her mask. She says that he is brilliant in his own way but that his ideas are jumbled and unfocused. Rune tells her that he believes that artificial intelligence will take over and become aware in 2030. Harriet doesn't really care since she will be dead by then, she's sure.

Rune believes that he is being driven by something called 'the Singularity', which means that something will be created that will not only outstrip its creator, but surpass and possibly replace him. Harry sees the Singularity as more representative of both a birth fantasy and an escape fantasy. She sees a kinship in him though, a longing to leap out of his own biography. Harry understands this.

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