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Good News and Bad

The good news is that rumors that Western Civilization has already discovered all the really cool tech are a bit exaggerated. Our long-promised jetpacks and hovercars are still a ways away. But at least pee-powered robots are right around the corner. The bad news is that the pee-powered-robots aren’t nearly as cool as I’d hoped. I’d imagined a scenario where when refueling​ Rosie the Robot or Hymie the Robot (whatever floats your boat) either would say to their owners ​something like, “This demeans us both.” 

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