Turing test short stories April 24, 2012 8:59 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find a post that I'm pretty sure appeared in the last year or so. It featured two short stories; both were roughly concerning the subject of Turing tests and computer authenticity. The first was a chat log featuring a man who was locked in a room against his will, or perhaps (the story seemed to suggest) he was actually a computer. The second story was about a person who is convinced by a friend to be part of an experiment where the person has to crawl inside a sensory-deprivation tank, but it turns out they've been a computer all along. I know the post text was probably a quote from the first story. Does anyone remember this post?
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter-Related at 8:59 PM (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I don't recall the post, but I'm pretty sure I've seen both the stories you're talking about. The first one is probably "The Difference" by Sam Hughes; can't remember the title of the second.
posted by teraflop at 9:06 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Aha - that's it! You can search Metafilter for URLs using the search function, and searching for that story brought up this post from back in February. That's the one I was looking for. Thanks, teraflop!
posted by koeselitz at 9:16 PM on April 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

I just read the Zach one this morning and was all ready to help out, but I see the problem was solved days ago. Sigh.
posted by maryr at 9:30 PM on April 29, 2012

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