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Handy industrial research robot or metaphor for our consumer culture? You be the judge. (Read
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|"The Electronic Monk from the Dirk Gently books comes to mind."
( 1/28/2009 8:13:29 AM)
'Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe.'
Read more about the Electronic Monk from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency."
(Bill Christensen 1/28/2009 12:31:44 PM)
|"In Lem's "Futurological congress" women of the future carry smart purses which can have small talk, saving their owners a lot of hassle ! Will type up a quote ASAP."
(Yossi Preminger 1/29/2009 2:46:15 AM)
|"Here's the quote from Lem:
Dinner with Aileen again, at the "Bronx". A sweet girl, always has something to say, not like those women in the scuttle who let they handbag computers carry all the conversation. Today at the Lost and Found I saw three of the things quietly chatting in a corner, until they got into an argument."
(Yossi Preminger 1/29/2009 3:01:40 AM)
|"I recall a story where the lower classes were professional consumers and the higher up the chain you were, the less you HAD to consume. Until someone came up with the idea of letting robots do the consuming."
(Peter Jacobs 2/2/2009 9:16:59 PM)
|"Yossi, I did add that item. See the entry for the handbag computer. I have no doubt that the same device could also carry on a texting exchange for you as well."
(Bill Christensen 4/21/2009 8:04:36 AM)
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