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Freefall 2041

When robot factories go to war

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You're supposed to stand on one foot while being kissed.

That's more of a human thing.

It's romantic.

Are you saying when a dog lifts its leg…

The image that comes to most people's minds isn't associated with romance.

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Look! Check my video logs! Check the transponders! I'm telling you, it's true! When the lights go out, terraforming robots come in and steal our women!

13 июня 1831 г. – день рождения Д.К. Максвелла

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Sawtooth is going radio silent. He has a potential witness and is taking it to a discreet repair facility.

Discreet repair facility?

You know how it is.

You've been doing something without instructions and it would be inconvenient to explain to your owner why you're missing a leg.

Haven't been in that situation myself, but I can see where it would be embarrassing.

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Time to get you two home. Give me my kiss and we'll be off.

SCHLURP!

Ugh! I've been kissed by a dog! I have dog germs!

Get hot water! Get some disinfectant! Get some iodine!

Thanks for the save.

Bleah! Why do robots always taste like Kodachrome?

Бенни цитирует Люси из “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

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Off! Get off! Got to watch those things. They'll rip through insulation to get at the power supplies.

I made a movie to alert other pilots to the danger. Here's the link.

“Waffle irons on a plane! How to avoid a syrupy ending!

Nominated for the robotic safety award, along with “Green Eggs and Ham. What Not to Feed Your Human.”

Отсылка к фильму "Змеиный полёт".

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This has been an eye opening night. I didn't know all this was going on.

Why hasn't Ecosystems Unlimited said something? Researchers have been after artificial consciousness for years.

There are twenty thousand adult humans on the planet. There are over four hundred million robots.

Would you be offended if I panic a little?

Not at all. In fact, it'd be nice to have the company.

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We can't give them the vote. An incumbent could order the robots to vote for her. And we've been using them for labor. Expendable labor! How are we going to address that? And… and…

And…

Sometimes you stop talking about a problem because you've found a solution. Other times you stop because it's five in the morning.

ZZZZ

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Landing pad in sight. Gear down, check. VOR, check. Red and green blinky lights, check.

Passengers returned to the full upright position, check.

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Good night, folks. I need to go plug into my dream machine. I don't want last night's memories to get over written.

Thanks for the transportation, Bennie. Also, you've left your brain box in the plane.

Right! Thanks for the reminder.

Nothing is so frustrating as arriving home only to discover you're still at the airport.

Do not disengage brain while plane is in motion

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There's one more thing I need to tell you, but we need to do it where there are no electronic listening devices.

Is there something you don't want the robots to know?

Yes. It's dangerous to them. Literally causes brain damage.

Used incautiously, what I am about to tell you could lobotomize nearly every robot in the solar system.

This might be a good time to mention that I'm really bad at keeping secrets.

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