"The germinal societies like Singapore and communist Hong Kong may give us a mutant capitalism that is both virulent and efficient. This is a significant cultural danger."
Robots run everything; some lucky humans have jobs doing things to help robots. Some of them even have holidays off.
I seem to recall that in This Immortal, a Roger Zelazny novel, the humans had been allowed to move to the center of civilization (as I recall, Taler, which orbited Vega), but alien property values also dropped.
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'
'... setting up the same currents, the same basic ideas, in them all.'
'Slowly the [robot] horse raised its head, wiggled its ears, blinked twice, gave a tentative whinny.'
'A series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone...'
'The structure,... was once a great homeostatic newspaper, the New York Times. It printed itself directly below us...'
'These instruments were the wonderful ones our astronomers had perfected.'
'Dew collectors,' he muttered, enchanted by the simple beauty of such a scheme.
'The glittering little rocket bolted to the black iron behind him.'
'So what we're looking for now is not an antibiotic - an anti-life drug - but an anti-agathic, an anti-death drug...'
'Any adult could punch into the phone his or her code, followed by a yes or no.'
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