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Download è Autofac by Philip K. Dick ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Cs consume every resource they can attain to produce what they perceive as needed The story involves the human survivors as they try to steal the supplies they need and search for a way to take the power of production back into their own hand. Autofac 1955Initiating a fight against the computer factory But when they think they have won the war they discover that the factory preserves itself and it s species by spawning their metallic seed further into the universe Brilliant story Self replicating machines It is set some years after an apocalyptic world war has devastated Earth s civilizations leaving only a network of hardened robot autofacs in operation to supply goods to the human survivors Once humanity has recovered enough to want to begin reconstruction the autofacs are immediately targeted for shutdown since they monopolize the planet s resources but the ability to control them was lost in the war This leaves the future of humanity and the planet in uncertainty as the autofacs consume every resource they can attain to produce what they perceive as needed The story involves the human survivors as they try to steal the supplies they need and search for a way to take the power of production back into their own handsOpening lineTension hung over the three waiting men They smoked paced back and forth kicked aimlessly at weeds growing by the side of the road A hot noonday sun glared down on brown fields rows of neat plastic houses the distant line of mountains to the westAlmost time Earl Ferine said knotting his skinny hands together It varies according to the load a half second for every additional pound Communication Morrison agreed in his deep chesty voice Yes we can t get in touch with the damn thing It comes leaves off its load and goes on there s no contact between us and itIt s a machine Ferine said excitedly It s dead blind and deafBut it s in contact with the outside world O Neill pointed out There has to be some way to get to it Specific semantic signals are meaningful to it all we have to do is find those signals Rediscover actually Maybe half a dozen out of a billion possibilities In the dull shadows the figure looked almost human For a brief moment O Neill thought it was a settlement latecomer Then as it moved forward he realized that it was only uasi human a functional upright biped chassis with data receptors mounted at the top effectors and proprioceptors mounted in a downward worm that ended in floor grippers Its resemblance to a human being was testimony to nature s efficiency no sentimental imitation was intendedThe factory representative had arrived CloseThe bits were in motion Microscopic machinery smaller than ants smaller than pins working energetically purposefully constructing something that looked like a tiny rectangle of steelThey re building O Neill said awed He got up and prowled on Off to the side at the far edge of the gully he came across a downed pellet far advanced on its construction Apparently it had been released some time agoThis one had made great enough progress to be identified Minute as it was the structure was familiar The machinery was building a miniature replica of the demolished factoryWell O Neill said thoughtfully we re back where we started from For better or worse I don t knowI guess they must be all over Earth by now Morrison said landing everywhere and going to workA thought struck O Neill Maybe some of them are geared to escape velocity That would be neat autofac networks throughout the whole universe Behind him the nozzle continued to spurt out its torrent of metal seeds

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Download è Autofac by Philip K. Dick ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Reconstruction the autofacs are immediately targeted for shutdown since they monopolize the planet's resources but the ability to control them was lost in the war This leaves the future of humanity and the planet in uncertainty as the autofa. post apocalyptic Earth with automated factories running out of control

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Download è Autofac by Philip K. Dick ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub It is set some years after an apocalyptic world war has devastated Earth's civilizations leaving only a network of hardened robot autofacs in operation to supply goods to the human survivors Once humanity has recovered enough to want to begin. Rating 4 of five rounded down a half star for a few head scratchers in the storyAvailable as a free download on The Internet ArchiveA wonderful indictment of mindless end stage capitalism this The autofacs are destroying the Earth because they re programmed to produce goods for humans while the humans are busy destroying each other and the autofacs aren t programmed to stop producing until ordinary human led production is up to capacity to replace their outputBut there aren t enough people left after the war to produce goods So the autofacs keep producing And they ve ravaged the planet extracted all the resources and are on the brink of a crisisEnter some human chauvinist survivors people living on the autofacs deliveries but longing to remake their own means of production How First stop the autofacs from tunneling the Earth into a honeycomb as the automated resource locators locate resources to make into things They figure out how to do this by making the machines that control everything stop to figure out what the word pizzled means Machine language skills are dependent upon examples and usages to interpret human wishes so pizzled a word invented on the spot is guaranteed to stop the low level machines in their tracks and get the problem of figuring out what s wrong to the higher upsBureaucracyhierarchy is eternal and not species dependentThis plot succeeds and using the information they extrapolate from this success the human chauvinists figure out a way to Stop The Autofacs And it WORKS But the basic uestion they ve failed to devise an answer for is Now whatI liked the story and have spent this much time and effort creating a book report on it because like most of PKD s work it leaves the reader with uestions than answers That s why I started reading his stuff long ago and why I was willing to take up with his ouevre after a decades long hiatus is using some of its ungodly billions to autofacI mean createscreen based entertainments rooted in PKD s storytelling Two of PKD s daughters are exec producing a show called Philip K Dick s Electric Dreams and this story is an episode of that seriesThe episode refocuses the stakes of the story in a major major way that I can t discuss without spoilers The episode also modernizes the manner in which Autofac transmogrified from a descrptive term for a technological artifact into a corporate name is hacked and what the conseuences of the Big Reveal are constitute the major reorientation of the concerns of society Consumption is still the problem though the reasons it s a problem have shifted For that reason I d give the episode an extra half star over the source materialI d buttress that half star addition with a major change that I like a lot A woman is the center of the episode s story and for a very significant reason Contrast this with the role of the only woman in PKD s story wife of one of the human chauvinists who serves coffee and asks Mary Sue uestions which are answered condescendingly by any male around In one of the story s illustrations in Galaxy Magazine s November 1955 edition in fact the woman is depicted lying in the dirt between two men watching something unfold beneath them IN A SKIRT that s modestly covering her kneesHa Ha ha Clearly the artist has never worn a skirt How the hell would she have gotten down on her belly in the dirt bound up by one of those things And to the point how the hell would she get back up And WHY would she wear one of those impractical items in a post apocalyptic world when trousers are vastly practicalAlso agreeably different in the filmed version is the inclusion of sex As in the female lead gets some sex and the focus is on the attractive man sexing her up to her liking In a radical departure from previous norms the attractive young man stays naked after the sex scene is lingered over by the camera and is emotionally needy of the woman s love and approval in the afterglow He even says The Big Three to her First I love this It s about goddamned time If for no other reason that it points up in a uiet even positive way the conventional tropes and their ubiuity without nastiness or negativity Well done producers and writers well played actors and say Hallelujah consumers We re finally in small first steps ways seeing the positive effects of the unleashed anger of a generation of mad as hell women Don t take it any keep reframing the conversation and leave uestions than answers Growth will happen