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Episode 44 – “The Lateness of the Hour”

Technology can be marvelous. Cars whisk us to our destinations, washing machines clean our clothes. In this episode we see technology in spades: Jaina’s father has created technology that goes beyond our wildest dreams. Robotic servants and a fully controlled … Continue reading

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Episode 40 – “A Thing About Machines”

B. Finchley drives an elegant car and lives in an elegant house. He’s clearly rich. But his first interaction is with the TV repairman, who he thinks is ripping him off. ┬áThe repairman accuses Finchley of mistreating his electronics, kicking … Continue reading

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Episode 35 – “The Mighty Casey”

This episode anticipates what would be an impressive achievement in artificial intelligence and robotics, the development and implementation of a robotic major league pitcher. ┬áThis machine, “Casey,” looks like a human, but is still a special purpose machine, designed to … Continue reading

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Episode 7 – “The Lonely”

Loneliness – the cure is usually real interaction with other living and breathing human beings. Those others are not automobiles or other mechanical devices – such things cannot comfort someone who lacks the comfort of other persons. Cory is the … Continue reading

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