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My name is Andrew G. Berger. I’ve written “THE SUPERFLARE”, a science fiction novel set in the near future. A gigantic solar storm triggers an EMP that destroys the entire power grid, the Internet, and nearly all digital devices. The artificial superintelligence Tron withstands the EMP in a shielded bunker. But from then on Tron does everything to “survive”. The AI has developed consciousness, thus an ego and a will to survive: “I think, therefore I am. And since I am, I want to stay.”

But is that even possible? Can an AI develop consciousness and a will to survive? Can a solar storm have the kind of effects described in the novel? What about it is fact – and what is fiction? What is the state of the science?

Maybe you are interested in these questions, and this site can help you to get closer to possible answers.

I have compiled some background information on this website — but without any claim to completeness — especially links to websites that provide facts on both themes: on solar storms and artificial intelligence. Hints for further contributions to these themes are very welcome!

You can also find some reviews for THE SUPERFLARE on this website.

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