March 28th, 2010, 08:17 AM
March 28th, 2010, 09:59 AM
Never heard of such a tale, and also would like to point out why. Its implausible. If some kind of life evolved naturally, it would organic. There's no way a race of machines could assemble itself unless it was first originally assembled by something, in which case it isn't natural, it was made. (Unless of course you want to through away the laws of the universe.) But I have heard of and written a few things where a machine intelligence that evolved from something made by an organic race, and went on to seed and create its own organic life. But that's the closest to your scenario I've encountered.
March 28th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Live Long & Suffer
I don't know any story of machine evolving naturally.
But there is this:
There is a new Outer Limits story that is basically the same thing, but I don't recall the title.
March 28th, 2010, 11:24 AM
I can think of short stories with elements of what you describe.
Exhalation by Ted Chiang, the 2009 Hugo winner for short story, describes a race of mechanical people who have apparently arisen independently. They don't create biological life, though. This is a fantastic story, by the way.
"Birthdays" by Fred Saberhagen, one of my favorite short stories, describes a ship travelling to a far destination, and all biological life on the ship is controlled by artificial intelligence. The people decide to revolt with mixed results. It is unclear if the ship was built by people long ago or if it arose by itself, however.
Finally, in Saberhagen's Berserker series, there are plenty of tales where 'good life' as termed by the Berserkers is controlled and raised to serve the machines. Most times, the people figure out they have been duped and revolt against their robot overlords. In these stories, however, Berserkers were originally created by a long dead race to destroy all life.
So a few things have elements, but nothing fits exactly. Maybe a good idea for a story...
March 28th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Well, what if the machines evolved in space? It sounds a little bit weird, but where did we evolve from? There could be a couple of asteroids crashing together, and bits of metal building up and eventually turning out as a race of sentient metal creatures on a big asteroid. If that could be made convincing...
July 11th, 2012, 10:34 AM
well gentlemen...here is a new novel were organic life was created by machines
you can read some little spoiler in Shelfari and amazon place, and read a little the book example in amazon.
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