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Process Control Case Histories by Gregory K. McMillan

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What If the Starship Rent-a-Ride Had an Expert System?

We left Solo and the Captain in the anti-matter universe (see the previous article). While it seemed like paradise, the fact of the matter was that everything was too perfect. Solo and the Captain got bored; there was nothing to laugh about. They decide to make the transformation to ordinary matter and journey back to their headquarters to see what’s new or in this case, what’s old.

When the starship arrives home, they are informed the Extraprize has been sold. They are given two tickets for a rented starship, the theory being that a zero divisor will make the ratio of return to capital look great.

Captain’s log star date 0520 1989 0852.30: The starship Rent-a-Ride ventures out on its first ...

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