LGBT parenting in Canada
Karel was writing a play about artificial workers but he was struggling for a name. Both works are celebrating a joint centenary, albeit a slippery one. And although Zamyatin submitted the manuscript of his novel, Weinit was mostly written earlier and published later. Nonetheless, has become their shared birth date and thus the year that gave us both the robot and the mechanised dystopia — two concepts of which, it seems, we will never tire. Rossum's robots are more akin to the replicants in Bladerunner than to C-3PO or WALL-E: bioengineered artificial humans, almost indistinguishable from the real thing, who do most of the world's labour so that their masters can enjoy a post-work utopia.
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