an intelligent entity (alien or computer-based) that helps control a spacecraft
But Shipmind was assuring them that the sun ahead had only eight attendant planets, and not nine…. ‘The readings all point to my initial assumptions being one hundred percent correct,’ said Shipmind.
They’re navigated through the overcosm…by an astrogator who is in communion with a delphinoid shipmind…. Delphinoids are giant creatures who are all brain…. They’re cybernetically implanted into ships.
The shipmind can think us home readily enough…. It’s learned where the two anomalies are.
I wouldn’t have even noticed it, but my shipmind, Hypatia, is programmed to notice things that I don’t, if she thinks they might interest me.
To transit truespace, Pelago would need a shipmind. Pelago’s shipmind could only be a wayfinder’s—an intelligence that could generate any door at all, for any ship at all.
He had the shipmind call up readings on this from the ancients available on the ship’s database of all human cultures.
‘Sally,’ I asked my faceplate, ‘how’s our telemetry?’ ‘Pretty good, Llyn,’ the shipmind answered. ‘We’ve matched velocity and vector, and we’re stable. Can’t do much about that spin.’ Ibid. 11 Most of the generation ships had shipminds of a sort.
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