Monday, May 23, 2022

Micro Mention "I Robot"

Isaac Asimov

“I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov is a cornerstone, you might say foundational even—excuse the sci-fi nerd joke there. But has anyone else noticed that working at U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men sounds like a nightmare, if only for the hostile work environment?

My favorite story in this collection is the one about the politician. Ok, I get it; hear me out! So in the story, it’s unclear if the most popular candidate is just a bit unorthodox or if he’s actually a robot in disguise. How he manages to put the accusations to rest seems foolproof... at least, at first.

Anyway, I say bring on the robot presidents and prime ministers. They couldn’t do any worse a job than what’s currently going on in the world. If Boris Johnson was proven to be a robot that was just poorly imitating a human man in politics, that would make my world make more sense, not less.

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