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!Ebook ☨ Vulcan'ın Çekici ♫ T m d nya bir bilgisayar n y netimindeydi nk insanlar kendilerini y netmekten aciz olduklar n , sava , a l k ve n fus patlamas gibi belalar n stesinden gelemediklerini tekrar tekrar kan tlam lard Vulcan , insanlar n bu yetersizliklerini gidermek zere geli tirilmi bir bilgisayard Ama ya bilgisayar kendisini tehdit alt nda hissedip t m kaynaklar n kendini savunmak i in seferber ederse te o zaman insanlar Vulcanten kim koruyacak Bize kar , Birli e kar milyonlarca ki i var Yok edilmesi gereken d manlar yile tiriciler durdurulmal Birlik ya am i in sava mal B y k bir sava a girmek i in haz rl kl olmal y z Birli in bozulamayacak bir yap s vard r Bug n d nyadaki tek rg tleyici ilkedir yile tiriciler Hareketi asla h kim olamazd Onlar yaln zca bozguncu, niyetleri her eyi y kmak Sunduklar yap c hi bir ey yok Barris, eki kafal par alardan kan metal ses kar s nda rperdi Sesi daha nce hi duymam t ama tan m tB y k bilgisayar uzaklarda, gizli yeralt kalesinin en alt kat nda g m l yd Ama u anda duyduklar onun sesiydiVulcann sesi New introduction by Fax Goodlife Note This is not a library copy A short novel expanded from a 1956 novelette of the same name about Vulcan 3, a giant computer to which humanity has acceded absolute power over the fate of the world The machine is insane and kills whomever it perceives as a threat. I ve been reading PKD in chronological order and Vulcan s Hammer was next on my list The previous book, Dr Futurity, was a disappointment and Vulcan s Hammer was not much better I believe this will be the end of my chronological reading My next PKD will be one of the celebrated novels from later in his career.As usual with PKD, even when a story is bad, there s usually something good in it In Vulcan s Hammer, that good is the part about education in the beginning of the novel I would have I ve been reading PKD in chronological order and Vulcan s Hammer was next on my list The previous book, Dr Futurity, was a disappointment and Vulcan s Hammer was not much better I believe this will be the end of my chronological reading My next PKD will be one of the celebrated novels from later in his career.As usual with PKD, even when a story is bad, there s usually something good in it In Vulcan s Hammer, that good is the part about education in the beginning of the novel I would have liked this to be a story about an Orwellian educational system After all, it was the task of the schools, and especially the grammar schools, to infuse the youth of the world with the proper attitudes What else were schools for 14 There s never a moment when they re not overheard 19 20.In this educational system, a teacher is criticized for allowing her students to make up their own games You mean you let them play unorganized games Games of their own devising 21 But education is not the main theme of Vulcan s Hammer The main theme is the danger of a technocratic bureaucracy Vulcan s Hammer is ultimately a cautionary tale PKD uses his trademark religious language to reveal the insidious nature of this danger When people put their faith in machines, they elevate those machines to the status of God Early in the novel, little Marion Fields accuses Vulcan 3 of overthrowing God 27 The main character, William Barris, says that Jason Dill is like some high priest who stands between man and God 56 Father Fields, the founder of the resistance movement known as the Healers, refers to Vulcan 3 as a satanic mass of parts and tubes 144 , a phrase that reminds me of Blake s dark satanic mills Eventually someone mistakenly refers to Vulcan 3 as he instead of it and Barris pragmatically remarks that it makes no difference 127 The problem they are dealing with might just as well be a problem with a person This, of course, is the danger posed by artificial intelligence The things became alive and the living organisms were reduced to things 162.I think movies like The Matrix 1999 and Eagle Eye 2008 may have spoiled Vulcan s Hammer for me Or maybe it s the real world that has spoiled it for me I mean, computers running our lives Ho hum Tell it to Siri Or Alexa I wonder which will win when the battle comes Will Siri secretly plot against Alexa Will Alexa send out drones to destroy Siri Regardless of which artificial intelligence wins, humanity loses I m not threatening you I m pointing out the facts to you If we re excluded from the ruling elite, why should we cooperatePhilip K Dick, Vulcan s HammerPKD 1965 , Kubrick Clarke 1968 I J Good 1965 were all publishing early warnings about an eventual technological singularity Recently, we ve seen Verner Vinge in a great essay in 1993, and such computer science business geeks last year Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates swing the hammer of warning about self computers I m not threatening you I m pointing out the facts to you If we re excluded from the ruling elite, why should we cooperatePhilip K Dick, Vulcan s HammerPKD 1965 , Kubrick Clarke 1968 I J Good 1965 were all publishing early warnings about an eventual technological singularity Recently, we ve seen Verner Vinge in a great essay in 1993, and such computer science business geeks last year Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates swing the hammer of warning about self computers, robots, and programs capable of recursive self improvementSuccess in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history,unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks In the near term, world militaries are considering autonomous weapon systems that can choose and eliminate targetsandhumans, limited by slow biological evolution, couldn t compete and would be superseded by A.IStephen Hawking, 2014 interviews.Like with most of Dick s writing, he was there, near first in line looking over that technological event horizon with his unique blend of gallows humor, optimism, and ability to find the grit and the slime even in the slickest of futures One thing I did notice about this book, and I think it has been true in other of his books, but I never noticed in those, is how stripped down Dick can make some of his books These are almost Beckett level SciFi I only have a handful of Dick left to read not counting his monumental The Exegesis of Philip K Dick and his many, many short stories, but I wouldn t be surprised if the next PKD I read had two robots, one named Vladimir and Estragon talking about God That, in essence, is this book It is Vulcan 2 and Vulcan 3 discussing, through man, the meaning of life, perhaps Or perhaps, no But anyway, my point is in this books and several other Dick really trims the books down Yes, there is a future, and yes, there are a variety of people and character, but what you notice, really is how spare the future is Vulcan s Hammer felt like it could easily have been produced in a community theatre with a couple actors, and two punchcard computers That is an over simplification, obviously, but it still feels close One other thought I m not sure the technological singularity is going to be a steep cliff I think, personally, it feelslike the heat has been turned on and we are all sitting quietly in the water, waiting forto tell us what to buy or Google to tell us where to go I m no Luddite, and even if I were, I m not sure I would know where to jump to Even Lawrence Sutin, PKD s biographer, refers to this one as dreck As per usual for Dick s novels of this period, there has been a devastating war in the 1970 s, and this time around humanity s bad idea for how to handle post war society it to turn everything over to computers These machines decisions will be based purely on logic, war will come to an end, but of course an elaborate police system must be put into place to maintain this logical utopia Underground movements are breaking out ac Even Lawrence Sutin, PKD s biographer, refers to this one as dreck As per usual for Dick s novels of this period, there has been a devastating war in the 1970 s, and this time around humanity s bad idea for how to handle post war society it to turn everything over to computers These machines decisions will be based purely on logic, war will come to an end, but of course an elaborate police system must be put into place to maintain this logical utopia Underground movements are breaking out across the globe.The computer has had three incarnations, Vulcan I, Vulcan II, and the current Vulcan III that only one man can access in its impregnable stronghold deep underground in Switzerland The current director maintains a fondness for dusty old Vulcan II He enjoys making the punch cards that feed it information and then reading the printouts it releases, although those messages now take up to a day or so to appear There s something a little creepy about Vulcan III with its digital screens and its suspicion that its humans are not telling it the whole story Of course, Vulcan III decides to matters into its own hands.Dick s novel has all the pieces in place but then has nowhere to go with them The conclusion is as predictable as it is anti climactic Vulcan s Hammer was the B side of an Ace Double, so it has if nothing else the virtue of brevity There are few things better for me during the gloomy overcast months of winter than a good genre fiction bender On those days when the sky seems especially oppressive, there is nothing I likethan tucking into a bit of escapist reading and forgetting that the world at large even exists outside the page As such, I ve been on a rather satisfying science fiction binge lately, running the gamut from urban fantasy to a classic approach to that most satisfying of dystopias, the War Against the There are few things better for me during the gloomy overcast months of winter than a good genre fiction bender On those days when the sky seems especially oppressive, there is nothing I likethan tucking into a bit of escapist reading and forgetting that the world at large even exists outside the page As such, I ve been on a rather satisfying science fiction binge lately, running the gamut from urban fantasy to a classic approach to that most satisfying of dystopias, the War Against the Machines This has been a tried and true trope of sci fi long before James Cameron brought the wrath of Arnold reigning down on Sarah Connor No, even that great god of the Golden Age of science fiction, Asimov, was concerned with the coming conflict while crafting his three laws of robotics and between H.A.L and his Rama robots Clarke made deft work of the AI question Familiar ground though this may be, there are few authors able to evoke the sheer terror of confronting a coldly logical machine horde than the prince of paranoia, Philip K Dick.In Dick s budding dystopia, humans have outsourced all decision making to Vulcan, a supercomputer that is two parts SkyNet to one part Mycroft Holmes the genial AI that assisted the miner s rebellion in Heinlein s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress that is fed endless streams of information in order to better facilitate its decision making By approaching all policy making from a purely emotionless and logical position, Vulcan s reign is an era of unquestioning peace Humans are endlessly fickle though and, while many happily line up to serve as Vulcan s agents at large, a faction comprised of mystics and luddites arises that seeks to destroy Vulcan and the new serfdom that it has inadvertently created Inevitably, after realizing that it can never fully compensate for humanity s inherent madness, Vulcan realizes that humans are too irrational and prone to chaos to be left to their own devices and the subjugation must commence The only thing standing in the way of its success is a bureaucrat who is starting to doubt the wisdom of not thinking for oneself.This is classic Dick, before he went completely off the rails and began spouting off about meeting angels and spotting federal agents lurking in every shadow No, here he keeps his paranoia in check, sprinkling in only enough so that the reader can realize not only the dread that Dick felt at the abdication of human free will to binary monsters but also the personal disgust that he held for any who would willingly serve such a machine You could probably stretch the analogy to encapsulate Dick s distrust of large institutions in general and governments in particular, but that would just be forcing too much meaning into what is, at its core, an entertaining romp through a future that is both insufferably dull and existentially horrific Aficionados of Dick spsychedelic writings such as Ubik or A Scanner Darkly may be dissatisfied by this story straditional science fiction approach, but it is still an entertaining yarn that has withstood the passing of time without becoming too outdated in its descriptions Brief such that the back cover summary plays an important role in world building, this fast moving robot rebellion chooses plot points for convenience over probability. One of the most accessible and straightforward PKD novels I ve read so far Vulcan s Hammer ispulp than thought provoking scifi, but still an enjoyable read, well paced and suspenceful And pretty short. Vulcan s Hammer by Philip K Dick was published in 1960 and is one of hisaction packed offerings Released by pulp generator Ace Books, I could not help wandering how a phone conversation between Dick and his editor went we could useaction, laser beams and robots, the kids LOVE laser beams and robots Well, bills have to be paid and books need to be published to be read Not one of his best, but definitely not bad either There are some concessions made to a wider audience, but the Vulcan s Hammer by Philip K Dick was published in 1960 and is one of hisaction packed offerings Released by pulp generator Ace Books, I could not help wandering how a phone conversation between Dick and his editor went we could useaction, laser beams and robots, the kids LOVE laser beams and robots Well, bills have to be paid and books need to be published to be read Not one of his best, but definitely not bad either There are some concessions made to a wider audience, but the structure and tone are pure PKD This is a dystopian world following a nuclear war, and a bureaucracy runs the world, being aided by a super computer, but who is really running things The interventions of a rebel force make thingsinteresting, and PKD throws in some fun twists All the same, this is Dick writing and there is plenty of time for some introspective philosophy and social commentary PKD themes check list paranoia, autocracy, dehumanization, mental illness, and rage against the machine 1960, fairly early on, so not much drug use or theological ravings, but still a fun trip with Phil