R. A. Lafferty on Artificial Intelligence and the Afterlife
In Not to Mention Camels, R. A. Lafferty wrote:
Then he was heard in the very deep distance, far under the queasy feet of all of them. They didn't need amplification to hear it. And they didn't doubt that all of them would be hearing it forever.
It couldn't, of course, be an actual soul screaming forever in hell. It had to be some sort of imitation.
But it was quite a good imitation.