"One can see the free software movement as a precusor for a "free hardware" or "free wetware" movement--one that will provide free libraries of designs for biological or nanotechnological products that replicators can be programmed to churn out."
Compare the giant claw hand rescue of Wilma to the similar rescue of Neo in The Matrix (1999), in which he is flushed into the water and grabbed by a giant robotic claw and then hauled back into the ship:
(The Matrix: Neo Rescue After the Flush)
Compare to waldo from the short story by Robert Heinlein.
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'The wings were at full spread-rest, their delicate metal interleavings extended.'
'A record that wouldn't get lost and couldn't be destroyed.'
NASA 'Holoports' Doctor Onto Space Station
Star Trek Voyager Emergency Medical Hologram
'LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE.'
'What he got was indeed a kiss. It was disconcerting. No kissing lips were visible.'
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'I am the Guardian of Forever.'
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'... articulate ropes of steel dangling'
'I shall introduce myself. I am R. Daneel Olivaw... I am a robot. Were you not told?'
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'How about the steering wheel... I don't need one.'
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