Book Review Soft Science is Poetry for Androids

Book Review: Soft Science is Poetry for Androids

Did you know that speculative poetry existed? Science fiction poetry wasn’t something I’d even considered before stumbling upon The Octopus Museum, but Soft Science has sold me on the genre. The Turing Test is a test that we use for AI in order to see if they have developed consciousness. These poems takes the Turing test and twist it, evolve it into something new.

What would poetry written by an android look like? If we’re cyborgs, does that remove our humanity from us? Could we say it does if art is still created?

Would we even be evolved enough to understand and empathize with these new types of beings? Or would we be stuck with the same old ugliness?

Soft Science leaves the answers to you.

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