Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Fascinating short story that forms the basis of the Stanley Kubrick/Steven Spielberg movie AI. Henry and Monica can't have a child - so Henry creates a little boy to love while they wait. Read the story online here. Select an invention:

Crosswell Tape Worm
Device that allows you to eat without gaining weight.

Parenthood Lottery
A means of restricting population growth.

Synthetic Flesh
Provides robots with realistic coverings, not just plastic.

Teddy
A very intelligent and highly mobile robotic teddy bear.

Whologram - word play
Presents a realistic illusion.

Window Wavelength
Display's that provide 'views' as if they were windows.

 

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