About TheSuzy Books
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This book (which is not yet available online or for purchase in print) compiles a logical sequence of selections from the three books that make up TheSuzy Trilogy, which is a work of science fiction that poses questions about the future of humanity and AI.
AI research, even just in America, is on track to change everything for most people in the next two decades, but I also had a good time bringing together the material in these books, and I intend to continue elaborating on the idea that a fictional woman named Suzy will eventually create AI robots within a parallel universe called GemRL that was the same as the real universe up until she was born in 1971.
In GemRL, Suzy worked with a team of scientists and engineers to create AI in secret during her late 50s and then share the results of that research with the public after she becomes Vice President of the USA in her early 60s, but I spent the better part of the last decade writing fiction because, from early 2007 to late 2009, I became one of the first software developers to focus full-time on addressing spam, fake news, and fraud in general at a company that was called Meta (then called FB).
In real life, I was born in the 1980s, I started programming computers in the 1990s, I moved to Silicon Valley in the aughts, and my first attempt at writing fiction about an AI researcher named Suzy gradually evolved into a roughly 50k word satire about the state of my subconscious mind in 2014, because I made several versions of that text available online using the domain thesuzy.com
In 2017, I expanded on that effort by writing a fictional autobiography called, “Tsuzy Memoirs,” and I put an early version of that book online for a couple months in the summer before taking it down and waiting until all three of the books that make up TheSuzy Trilogy were complete before selling printed copies of the latest version of that book:
Suzy1 = Tsuzy Memoirs
In 2018, I moved to New York City and finished writing an all new version of my fictional autobiography that was called, “Suzy’s Memoir,” and then I started to distribute printed copies of that book in NY, because the fictional character named Suzy had finally evolved into a realistic and representative protagonist:
Suzy2 = Suzy’s Memoir
After that, I continued to update Suzy2 and distribute copies in Miami Beach, but I also went back to the beginning and created a 3rd Edition of TheSuzy.com Show that included several public facing articles, including the one called SharkInjury, that I had written within the context of the original 50k word version of the show:
Suzy3 = TheSuzy Shows
In 2022, I also started work on an interactive version of all these texts that was called fashiontext.com
We’ve always preferred to read TheSuzy books from cover to cover in the following order: Suzy2, Suzy1, and then Suzy3, but this compilation book is for readers who want to move quickly, because we can only imagine that for some time into the future, it will remain much easier to carry one printed book of normal size into the field, off the grid, etc. that purports to be a text book about AI research than to carry three books that all claim to be fictional autobiographies.
Suzy4 = TSS Textsbook
We begin this text with the final three chapters (about 20k words) of Suzy2, in order to efficiently set the stage for understanding the elaborate fictional world that’s implied by all three of TheSuzy books.
Once the reality of what Suzy’s life was actually like is present in our minds, we can go deeper into any number of hypnotic states by reading the articles at the beginning of Suzy1 (about 20k words) that journalistically frame TheSuzy books — from within the fictional world in which the books claim to have been written.
Those articles end with an abridged backstory of Suzy’s early life, starting from when she was born in 1971, and so readers who reach that end point will get a boost by jumping right into the first chapter of Suzy2 (about 20k words), which goes into more detail about what happens after Suzy turns 18 and goes to college.
Next, we find Fred’s Memoir (about 20k words), and we still don’t fully understand why there’s a character named Fred in Suzy’s Memoir who has a perspective that the authors followed through on describing within a mini-memoir that’s written in his voice.
In conclusion, we’ve also included the open source document called $hark1njury (about 12k words), which appears in the middle of Suzy3.
In 2020, I changed all the real people’s names in SI into variables like $Z and $1, so that it blends in nicely with all the other purely fictional dialogs and video transcripts from Suzy3 that appear at the end of this book, as well.
(LAST EDITED: Mar. 30, 2022 at 1:50pm ET)