In a time not far from our own, Lawrence sets out to build an artificial intelligence that can pass as human -- and finds himself instead with one that can pass as a god. Taking the Three Laws of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal and provides instantly for every stated human desire. Caroline, Queen of the Death Jockeys, finds no meaning in this life of purposeless ease, and forgets her emptiness only in moments of violent and profane exhibitionism. At turns shocking and humorous, Prime Intellect looks unflinchingly at extremes of human behavior that might emerge when all limits are removed. An international Internet phenomenon, Prime Intellect was downloaded more than 10,000 times in the six months since its free release in January 2003. It has been read and discussed in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, and many other countries. At the request of the fans, we produced this Lulu edition -- your chance to own Prime Intellect in conventional book form.