By Gregory Benford
From the Nebula Award-winning writer comes a newly revised version of this tale in his vintage Galactic middle sequence.
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At once, certain features of the scape seized vis attention: a thin streak of cloud in the blue sky, a cluster of distant trees, the wind rippling through the grass nearby. It was like switching from one gestalt color map to another, and seeing some objects leap out because they'd changed more than the rest. After a moment the effect died down, but Yatima still felt distinctly modified; the equilibrium had shifted in the tug-of-war between all the symbols in vis mind, and the ordinary buzz of consciousness had a slightly different tone to it.
Let them generalize from examples, form conjectures ... " Radiya had conceded, "Perhaps it could be done. Some fleshers tried that approach before the Introdus-and if you're short-lived, slow, and easily distracted, it almost makes sense to let unthinking software find the lodes you'd never hit before you died. " Now that ve'd experienced Truth Mining for verself, Yatima could only agree. There was nothing in any scape or library file, any satellite feed or drone image, more beautiful than mathematics.
But that's good. " He took a few steps forward; the undergrowth deferentially flattened itself to smooth his path. "I'm Orlando Venetti. " They introduced themselves. The interface--pre-loaded with the most likely base languages, and enough flexibility to cope with drift had identified the flesher's speech as a dialect of Modern Roman. It grafted the language into their minds, slipping new word sounds into all their symbols side-by-side with the linear versions, and binding alternative grammatical settings into their speech analysis and generation networks.