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Machines Like Me By Ian McEwan Machines Like Me Britain has lost the Falklands war Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence In a world not quite like this one two lovers will

  • Title: Machines Like Me
  • Author: Ian McEwan
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  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Machines Like Me By Ian McEwan Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full time employment, is in love with Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans With Miranda s assistance, he co designs Adam s personality This near perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever a love triangle soon forms These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma Ian McEwan s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions what makes us human Our outward deeds or our inner lives Could a machine understand the human heart This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Paperback, 306 pages Published April 18th 2019 by Jonathan Cape first published April 2019 More Details Original Title Machines Like Me ISBN 1787331679 ISBN13 9781787331679 Edition Language English URL Other Editions 33 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Les
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    1. Emily May on said:

      Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question We were mid embrace, in the conventional position She drew my face towards hers Her look was serious She whispered, Tell me something Are you real I didn t reply. A few days ago, my sister introduced me to the bizarre world of soap cutting on Instagram For some reason I have been unable to fathom, we spent an unreasonable amount of time being mesmerized by these videos What are we doing I wondered, as I clicked to the next one Thr [...]

    2. Elyse Walters on said:

      Greetings Let me introduce myself My name is Adam I live in North Clapham, London.My good friend, author Ian McEwan wrote a novel about me Readers say it s a richly entertaining story I m rather proud of it myself.The novel includes interesting history facts about famous people, lovable characters MEI m the STAR , my special friends Charlie and Miranda, a little boy named Mark, and a bunch of other knuckleheads It s considered a science fiction bookI mean, I suppose I m to bl Greetings Let me in [...]

    3. Jaclyn Crupi on said:

      When Ian McEwan gets it right boy does he get it right But when he gets it wrong he gets it very very wrong see Solar, Sweet Tooth etc Machines Like Me is very very wrong It s not good In fact, it s bad Really bad His handling of sexual assault and rape is problematic AF He makes androids boring the only good bit is when Charlie is mistaken for the droid , he writes haiku, he drones on and on about Turing Every big idea he grapples with has been grappled with before in fiction and When Ian McEwa [...]

    4. Ron Charles on said:

      Charlie Friend is a lazy day trader in London who vacillates between bouts of grandiosity and worthlessness The ultimate early adopter, Charlie uses a recent inheritance to buy the first truly viable manufactured human with plausible intelligence and looks, believable motion and shifts of expression The robot s name is Adam, which suggests what the creators must think of themselves He it is one of 25 androids sold around the world in a variety of ethnicities, 12 male and 13 female vers Charlie F [...]

    5. Elizabeth on said:

      Machines Like Me is a dumpster fire passing as a novel.It s supposed to be alternate history set in a variation of 1980s England, apparently to let McEwan have his fun renaming Tolstoy novels and point out that Thatcher was not a great pm duh and is also supposed to be about what happens when we build robots you mean humans can create something that has repercussions Jeepers, good thing I d forgotten about things like, say, the development of nuclear weapons.What it actually is well, yo Machines [...]

    6. Issicratea on said:

      At points in my reading of Machines Like Me, I toyed with the idea that Ian McEwan was experimenting with a daring novelistic conceit Could it be true that he was deliberately constructing a lame and lackluster plot involving two of the most unengaging characters I have encountered in fiction in order to insinuate that human beings are overrated as narrative subjects and it wouldn t be much of a loss if we were all replaced by robots Unfortunately, I think I m wrong about this hidden agen [...]

    7. Barbara on said:

      Charlie Friend, who lives in a small apartment in London, is a 32 year old technology buff who studied anthropology Charlie never quite made it in the working world, so he tries to make a few bucks by day trading, which isn t very lucrative for him The year is 1982, and Charlie is living in an alternative history world For instance, Britain loses the Falklands War John F Kennedy isn t assassinated Jimmy Carter is a two term President John Lennon isn t killed the Beatles get back together Charlie [...]

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