07/16/21 – Choan Tracks

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, July 16, 2021.




Sigh. Poor bar-bot. πŸ™‚


  1. Owen Smith

    It’s a long way to for a drink, and very inconvenient when in space. If I were on board I’d have got bar bot out of there by now, or at least the parts of it requires for serving drinks.

    1. Pete Rogan

      That… looks like a biped in a spacesuit. What it’s doing clinging to Spacetrawler baffles me. I can’t shake the impression I’ve seen this entity before somewhere else. Maybe I’m just confusing it with Humpty from “Safe Havens.”

    2. Christopher John Baldwin

      I’m tempted not to chime in, just because I’m enjoying the answers. The intention is that it’s the “clampy thing” the stribs sent out. But i hear you all, that’s not being conveyed clearly. I’ll think of ways I can clarify it.

  2. Pete Rogan

    Ah. Thank you, Chris. You’ve saved my weekend.

    And allowed me to turn to a disturbing feature of Galactic culture: When you can build robots to satisfy every sentient need, they swiftly become the targets of impatience, poorly-expressed desires, and general anxiety and anger generated out of nothing more than daily irritations. Paramount turned this idea into the entire series “Picard,” after playing with it in TNG and Voyager. Our expectations of tools only turn more savage the more humanlike they become. And Choan has just demonstrated the way you properly treat your robot slaves.


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