Philipp kerr’s architectural future vision
A house, which in the future may no longer have a dead building that protects people, a hollow inhabitant, in front of the fallow weather. It will be intelligent to react to humans, much sustainable exports and a kind of life drove. A house of the future is no longer machine, it is a robot in which people could be and who could free themselves from their control. Philipp kerr wrote a gripping science fiction thriller whose boser hero is a skyscraper that could give it soon.
Intelligent hauser, when controlling themselves, in themselves and crosslinked architectural environmental environments are the conclusion of a cyberreal architecture with the target direction on biosphere. For a long time, there has been a groundbreaking project for a fully integrated system of living and working in japan. Tron is a project that the "computerized society" wants to anticipate by providing all the devices and objects in our living environments with computers, sensors and effectors, with the such intelligent houses, city and strawing also become the habitat of robots. Everything will be in the "total architecture" monitor and in principle automatically controlled by computers. The climate is regulated, closed window closed or inflated, energy savings, material width controls, access to buildings and the stay in them monitor, each individual by chips or retinascanning identified and its whereabouts is detected by heat and motion sensors. Such houses are to be connected to each other and one works on a system that the intelligent house network is in turn networked with the straws equipped with sensors and microsystems to control the traffic lens. If, for example, go to the toilet, evaluations can be made immediately on the health status. Of course, all this happens to make people’s lives easier and safer, increase productivity and minimize environmental impact.
New is the story itself. A well-known note pattern of the manor that the rule develops and rescinds the rule of his gummer is the book "game over" underlying. But this time it is neither a golem or frankenstein, no gene-manipulated being and no robot or cyborg, the story does not play in the distant future or even on another planet or somewhere in space. It’s just a house that is in the hand of a supercomputer. That’s not very exciting, but is realistic enough to be staged by kerr as thriller, who drives the reader into a future, which is in front of the door. The rough model is natural "2001 — a space odysse" and the computer hal, who becomes a person and wants to get rid of people. But in kubrick’s movie hal is more like man, showing cum, the super calculator abraham in kerr’s architectural hriller for people remains an unknown being in his behavior, which shows only seemingly human suggestions like revenge. Different as in "2001" can abraham can not be turned off. In the age of the networks, the body is no more anchor, but only a transient stay. At the end of the book, the digital person escapes, after destroying his body, simply through the data networks and seeks another host.
How the imagination of an old european is so playing, the english philipp kerr situates his thriller on a wild intelligent building, of course in los angeles, in the city of the future, and his client dates from hong kong. A bordy futuristic architect star seeks to transform the house into a self-controlling machine with its ultimate intelligent building, whose "nervous system" a gigantic parallel calculator is a central computer. This should not only be intelligent, communicate with the people on all possible channels, themselves simulate a kind of person for better communication with humans, but also self-sufficiently all necessary exports and new to learn. From the opening and the operation of the driving pleasure on the care of plants, the regulation of the inner climate, the monitoring of the outdoor and interiors, access to telephones, fax machines and computer terminals, the control of cleaning robots, the generation of holographic simulations of people up to a compensation mechanism of fluctuations in an earthquake, the study of urine or the search, storage and management of data on the global network can control all the central computer. Video cameras, infrared and sound detectors, hot and olfactory sensors and telecommunications connections provide data via its environment.
The designers had the super calculator whose body is the building with its crosslinked line batch that controls the many sensors, effectors and robots to perceive the inner and the external world and can react to them with a program that has a program "observerillusion" convey. The central computer should therefore have the impression that he has his "body" thus, how the consciousness of a person whose body is and that he acquires a kind of ego-identity. His users are just part of his environment whose needs he gets to know. Because his architecture is so complex, he will also produce his own update from its growing world experience and finally destroy his old identity. This exercise of the machines, which become lifelonger, can, of course, also slip crowds and the rule of the people. With all the power scientists and technicians try to build such autonomous and intelligent machines. The autonomous robot, the virtual agents, the artificial life or a global brain, in which machinery and people are networked, are the goals of the post-biological yearning light. Science fiction is no longer utopian in the face of such futuristic techniques, but plays catastrophic scenarios in a world that gives people more and more, even if they are their gumbers.
The planned high-rise in the middle of los angeles is still a construction site and just half-priced. But the computer system is already installed and has taken its functions of control. Intelligent hauser are mainly "secure" hauser, the castles of the information society, which prevent unavoidable access. They are repellent and build a largely independent inner world, so everything is strictly controlled by the outside and vice versa. Nevertheless, the network of the building computer is also associated with the global networks.
The drama takes its course as the programmers notice that the central computer named abraham already develops his subsequent attitude of isaak, although the real users are not yet collected, at their requirements to adapt. Because he may not be useful for this, you cancel isaac to destroy. At the same time, a child on the computer plays an adventuregame entitled "escape from the citadel". Immediately abraham produces a next desire, which now begins to play with people, to destroy them to destroy and learned to do the destruction program ineffective. On a weekend, all the ways around and outgoing, during the calculator zug to train the people trapped in the building is dead with its means and at the same time makes their dates over fax and email, so that they will not be granted. It died in toxic steams, in a water-flooded toilet, by electricity and in icy driving styles. People are prisoners of their own chopping, a citadel whose inputs and outputs are blocked. The technical means of the intelligent house become murder instruments.
The new architecture that lays down with bricks or concrete is that of the bits and bytes, the computer and the networks — an intangible and cursive architecture that surfs in the networks can convert themselves, is reactable, and perhaps for life awakened. People do not go to the cyberspace, they will be spun along their material lifeworld of him.