To Sleep in a Sea of Stars - Christopher PaoliniIn this si-fi book, they were on a planet and meant to accomplish some task.
What does "optimize a copy" mean? I think "optimize" means to make something better. They definitely couldn't copy an asteroid.Four months on the planet, hundreds of flights, and there hadn’t been a single accident. ... the only time it had malfunctioned was when some hotshot asteroid captain had tried to optimize a copy and ended up killing his crew as a result.