Jan 28

My robot will crush you with its soft, gentle hands

A thank you to Ance who provided the title (and with it, the idea).

First we gave the robots soft, gentle hands and taught them to grab things. Then we taught them to love. Then they grabbed things they loved with their soft gentle hands and squeezed. The stronger they loved, the stronger they squeezed. Because love demands expression and grabbing things was the only language they had.

Jan 03

Visitor in the house of the inner mind

The house of the inner mind is, by its very definition, a private place. It takes great skill to look into even a single room from outside, and only those closest to us are ever welcomed inside. Which makes it somewhat unsettling to go down to the kitchen one day and discover a visitor with a pleasant smile on their face benignely looking around, just as lost as to how they got there as you are. Things don’t really improve when they ask you to show them around and by the time your mouth has formed the syllables necessary for an absolute refusal, both of you are at the end of a guided tour.