Realtime (short story where the singularity hits... startlingly)

Back in the early Eighties, Daniel Keys Moran and Gladys Prebehalla wrote a short story about AI coming awake. While it’s necessary to remember that it was written forty years ago and ideas of how the future would be were different than they turned out, the story stands up today.

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