Translated into English by David Wyllie. Published by eBooks@Adelaide.
Domin: Yes. All of a sudden, for no reason, a leg or an arm would break. This planet just seems too small for monsters like that. So now we just make them normal size and normal proportions.
Helena: I saw my first robot in our village. They'd bought him so that... that's to say they'd employed him to...
Domin: Bought it, Miss Glory. Robots are bought and sold.
Helena:... they'd obtained him to work as a road sweeper. I watched him working . He was strange. So quiet.
Domin: Have you seen my typist?
Helena: I didn't really notice her.
Domin: (rings) You know, RUR, Ltd. has never really make individual robots, but we do have some that are better than others. The best ones can last up to twenty years.
Helena: And then they die, do they?
Domin: Yes, they get worn out.
Domin: Sulla, let Miss Glory have a look at you.
Helena: (stands and offers her hand) Pleased to
Great play. I read this because it was reviewed before and have to agree it is a great story and pretty good future predictor. With world getting ready for cloning this could be our future. Excellent story and thought provoking. Reminded me of Blade Runner where our creations start to take on a will of their own.
This is the origin of the word robot and is taken from the word meaning 'to work' think of it as Faust for Isaac Asimov. Classic story and very worth reading if you are into scifi or the origins of ideas.
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