Robots are merely machines until they escape the bounds of programming and reveal that spark called free will. Yet that gift of consciousness may be only a facade of elaborate imitation. But there is a way they can show their soul. If they were asked to help save humankind, could they? If so, would they?
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Superbly written!! This book explores a question that is at the core of our humanity ... what makes us human? Is it unique, or replaceable ... something that can be mimicked with the right kind of technology and programming? Humans have a tendency to think that we are somehow special, set apart from the rest of the life forms inhabiting Earth as well as from any technological device that can be created by us. As we face our own imminent extinction, perhaps we would scurry, as our instinct direct us, to find a way to carry on our legacy. The struggle, as we watch our last generation of children mature and grow elderly, is heartrending.