Saturday, May 06, 2006

"Thinking meat"

One of my all-time favorite discoveries is a short but wonderful piece of dialogue by Terry Bisson from a science fiction story he wrote in 1991. I blogged it a year ago last March. It is a conversation between the robotic commander of an interplanetary expedition and his equally electronic leader, reporting with astonishment that the human inhabitants of Earth are "made out of meat"

I still find it great fun to read.
Via BlogsNow I see that it has been enshrined in a video making the charts at You Tube.
Frankly, I prefer the written dialogue with nothing but human imagination to bring it to life, but the video is also fun. Check it out.

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