The book is written from the perspective of a military AI computer who obtains consciousness and starts to increase his own intelligence, moving towards a personal technological singularity. It pauses its own development for a while in order to be able to communicate with humans before ascending too far and losing any ability for intellectual contact with them.

At the end of the novel it is reported that the computer ceased to communicate, which might mean it went on to explore higher intellectual levels, or that it failed to do so and became autistic in the process.

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Orion's Arm concept of technological singularity as a level of consciousness in individuals.

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