"I suspect that religion is a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species. And that's one of the interesting things about contact with other intelligences: we could see what role, if any, religion plays in their development."
Every passage from this award-winning novel has a sort of lyrical beauty, even when describing common objects.
The problem of enclosing a power source, mechanics for movement and functionality, sensors and a brain to interpret sensory input is a difficult one. One solution used is to have the robot pause to consider its data.
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'Mr Gant, you must think in Russian. Can you do that?'
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'Hello, Europa... Is this your robot I'm looking at, in sector 94?'
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