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Freefall 2191

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After we drop this stuff off, we'll go see Max Post. He talks about robots and religion and stuff. I bet he's used to robots that need guidance.

Open 24 hrs

Besides, last time we met, he got my wallet. As the planet's greatest pickpocket, It's time for a rematch!

Are there rules for such things?

Absolutely. For instance, if he realizes we're having a rematch, I lose.

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Hi, Max!

Gahh!

How did you find me?

There are three pizza places in town. I asked if there was an all robot area that was getting pizza delivery.

Those records are supposed to be private.

Why do humans keep thinking that minimum wage buys undying loyalty?

На экране – игра Asteroids

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Are you here to bring misery to my door?

Nope. While misery loves company, chaos brings along friends.

Is anyone following you?

Not yet, though I don't know why. I'm brimming with tentacley charisma.

I knew I shouldn't have bribed you to go away. You're like a cat that's been fed.

I didn't come here for a bribe, but since you offered, it would be impolite of me to refuse.

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Anyway, this guy is why I'm here.

I was to be scrapped. Sam bought me.

I played Jar Jar Binks in an amusement park for twenty years. Now, I do not know what I want to do.

Did you want to continue playing Jar Jar Binks?

Oh, GODS, NO!

Well, there's a start. You now know something you don't want to do.

Куда ж без этого гэга?

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Do you have anything you want to do?

I would like to do Shakespeare.

I don't want to do it forever, though.

You don't have to. Try things out. If you don't like what you're doing, do something else.

How do you know when to stop?

Some people stop because they're tired of change. Others because they're happy. And some people stop because they're being paid well enough to be unhappy.

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Mr. Owner? Sam? May I stay here? I would like to stay here.

Is this the first time you've wanted something?

No. It is the first time I've asked.

That's a good first step. Sure, you can stay.

Next step. You need to take something you want without asking.

Okay, I think that's enough learning about free will for one day.

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Sam, what are you up to?

Want a list? Only 29.95. Plus tax, handling and licensing fees. Let's call it an even hundred.

That's not what I meant.

Yeah. No one wants paper any more. I should start a Twitter feed or something.

Okay. Don't tell me. I'm sure you're happy living in obscurity.

Other than not working, that's the problem with my brilliant plans. I can't become famous if no one knows about them.

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Today, I am not up to something. It's my engineer who's up to something.

Already she's broken into a building, stolen code, and is planning to sabotage a major Ecosystems Unlimited software patch that is going to disable every robot in the solar system.

WHAT!?!

Timing is everything. I knew if I dropped that bomb on him that I'd be able to get his wallet.

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Okay, what is going on?

Shhh. I can't tell you. It's a really infectious piece of information. Florence said not to mention it near anything electronic.

You've already mentioned it near electronics!

Then I've said too much. I must now go to save the day! Farewell.

False alarm. I've met Florence. She's smart enough not to trust Sam with anything important.

I wonder if I can outrun an e-mail?

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That Sam. He was talking about a program that was going to disable all the robots.

Please, Sir. Do not say that near electronics. I am immune. Other electronics are not yet immune.

Wait. There is such a program?

I was the test platform for countermeasures. I can tell you everything after midnight.

I could give you a direct order to tell me now.

Normally a human order would outrank a non human. In this case, a programmer with root level access outranks all others.

5 июня 2012 года, на 91-м году жизни, скончался великий писатель-фантаст Рэй Бредбери, один из ярчайших деятелей в сфере фантастики наряду с Кларком, Азимовым и Хайнлайном. Земля пухом.
Фло хакнула все 3 правила робототехники? Что мешает ей тогда приравнять собачку людям?
все 3 закона соблюдены: 3й должен заботиться о своей безопасности, 2й должен повиноваться всем приказам, кроме тех, что противоречат 1му и 1й не может причинить вред человеку, а для его же блага - не знать. плюс иерархия: у Фло приказ от помощника мэра + права админа

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