Any Port in a storm
A girl I know once brought to my attention a fantasy she once had about a colossal sentient spaceship that rescues a little girl from deep space and then ultimately raises her from within. This ship grows to care for the girl who matures into womanhood, and must continue to coexist in the belly of the machine where there are no other voices to interact with, but the ship itself.
This is kind of poignant because I started playing a little bit of eve online. Eve online for those who don’t know, Is a Sci-fi space MMO where you link up to a ship and coast the galaxy in search of wealth and discovery. I started to ask myself what the difference between a sentient robot and a sentient ship was besides shape and size. Based on Gail’s original fantasy story, I thought about the potential sexiness that could arise If a ship fell in love with you (if the A.I. was that advanced to have emotions.) What kind of relationship would a captain have with her ship from within? Could it be sexual, and if it could, how? why?
Granted, their is nothing like this in Eve, there are no sentient ships. you become the ship itself by merging with the central OS with implants. But How big of a stretch would it be for a sentient ship to claim a human as would a sentient mech? If you are a macrophile is this an idea you could get behind or is it just plain weird? I am befuddled by this idea because of the whole Dave vs hal9000 debacle, and that My roommate informs me the sentient machine fetish is beginning to stack new and weirder aspects. Honestly I think its hot.
Could you just imagine if you got captured and the spaceship had to obliterate a space station to rescue you?
Coming up next: Brave police H pic.