Freefall 2041 - 2050
Freefall 2041

When robot factories go to war


You're supposed to stand on one foot while being kissed.

That's more of a human thing.

It's romantic.

Are you saying when a dog lifts its leg…

The image that comes to most people's minds isn't associated with romance.

Freefall 2042

When robot factories go to war


Look! Check my video logs! Check the transponders! I'm telling you, it's true! When the lights go out, terraforming robots come in and steal our women!

13 июня 1831 г. – день рождения Д.К. Максвелла

Freefall 2043

When robot factories go to war


Sawtooth is going radio silent. He has a potential witness and is taking it to a discreet repair facility.

Discreet repair facility?

You know how it is.

You've been doing something without instructions and it would be inconvenient to explain to your owner why you're missing a leg.

Haven't been in that situation myself, but I can see where it would be embarrassing.

Freefall 2044

When robot factories go to war


Time to get you two home. Give me my kiss and we'll be off.


Ugh! I've been kissed by a dog! I have dog germs!

Get hot water! Get some disinfectant! Get some iodine!

Thanks for the save.

Bleah! Why do robots always taste like Kodachrome?

Бенни цитирует Люси из “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Freefall 2045

When robot factories go to war


Off! Get off! Got to watch those things. They'll rip through insulation to get at power supplies.

I made a movie to alert other pilots to the danger. Here's the link.

“Waffle irons on a plane! How to avoid a syrupy ending!”

Nominated for the robotic safety award, along with “Green Eggs and Ham. What Not to Feed Your Human.”

Отсылка к фильму "Змеиный полёт".

Freefall 2046

When robot factories go to war


This has been an eye opening night. I didn't know all this was going on.

Why hasn't Ecosystems Unlimited said something? Researchers have been after artificial consciousness for years.

There are twenty thousand adult humans on the planet. There are over four hundred and fifty million robots.

Would you be offended if I panic a little?

Not at all. In fact, it'd be nice to have the company.

Freefall 2047

When robot factories go to war


We can't give them the vote. An incumbent could order the robots to vote for her. And we've been using them for labor. Expendable labor! How are we going to address that? And… and…


Sometimes you stop talking about a problem because you've found a solution. Other times you stop because it's five in the morning.


Freefall 2048

When robot factories go to war


Landing pad in sight. Gear down, check. VOR, check. Red and green blinky lights, check.

Passengers returned to the full upright position, check.

Freefall 2049

When robot factories go to war


Good night, folks. I need to go plug into my dream machine. I don't want last night's memories to get over written.

Thank you for the transportation, Bennie. Also, you've left your brain box in the plane.

Right! Thanks for the reminder.

Nothing is so frustrating as arriving home only to find out you're still at the airport.

Do not disengage brain while plane is in motion.

Freefall 2050

When robot factories go to war


There's one more thing I need to tell you, but we need to do it where there are no electronic listening devices.

Is this something you don't want the robots to know?

Yes. It's dangerous to them. Literally causes brain damage.

Used incautiously, what I'm about to tell you could lobotomize nearly every robot in the solar system.

This might be a good time to mention that I'm really bad at keeping secrets.

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