I received a special request for this very interesting tale, it provides a lot of food for thought! Let’s begin with Irona cleaning up the Rich mansion for a special visitor, and thank goodness because the mansion is always such a pigsty. 🙂
Oh my, so much to discuss! This is one of those issues with a very terrifying cover, The Goodbye Man kidnaps Richie! But, then he turns out to be just a goofy, non-scary robot.
And the Riches are strangely accessible; just clank your way onto the estate and they leave you and an unguarded Richie all alone. And you can just pick up any pay phone and call Richard Rich who will pick up the phone himself! I may call Richard Branson right now and see if this whole easy dialing up of rich people is true.
A time machine? Of course I have one! Who doesn’t?
And now to the really thought provoking stuff. How are these underground people conceived? Is it like Brave New World and they’re all made in factories? If yes, for what purpose? If I’m a robot, why would I keep making new humans in a lab that I have to take care of? Why not let them just die off?
What TV shows are they watching? Are there some humans that get to leave their little rabbit hole houses, have proper jobs and act? Or do they just watch old series from 500 years prior? Or perhaps they watch robot acted/directed/produced shows about people sitting around in underground rooms eating Soylent Green.
Why do they need pills to help them sleep? They have nowhere to be, surely their bodies would just sleep when they need to.
And, yes, let’s let this random human tell us that we need to take control of our world. When we have absolutely no skills and no knowledge on how to do anything! We haven’t even had to work with another human or speak to another human in our lives! What could go wrong with creating a new society? I have a feeling these people will all starve to death in a matter of hours. Or annoy each other in a matter of minutes and violence will ensue.
In good news, Richie escapes and heads for home! What did you think of this craaaazy story?