I'm looking for the title of a short story I read on the internet somewhere a while ago.

It began with a girl living in the modern age and explores her life growing up over the next couple of decades, focusing on how she experiences new technological advances. For example, a pill is invented which uses nanobots to fix her aging brain and a chip is developed for implantation that essentially acts as Google-on-command in your head. At some point in her life, she talks to a scientist who is over-eager for all science's new developments and she instills a sense of prudence and caution in him that is a theme for the rest of the story. She is eventually made immortal, transcending human form or any form at all, and eventually acts as an ambassador to an alien species.


"The Gentle Seduction" by Marc Stiegler

First Published by Analog Magazine in 1989

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