Reliable Robot

Magdalena Stawkowski, a scientist who works on “mutant sensibilities” and radiophobia, established during her two-year fieldwork in Kazakhstan, that people believe they should be subjected to radiation in order to to feel good.

I encountered similar sentiments in the town of Bratsk, Siberia, known for the smelly exhaust and pollution of the chemical manufacture.

Magdalena told me that once robots in Chernobyl, which were supposed to liquidate the consequences of the catastrophe, went out of order, humans were sent there instead, but the word “robot” was retained and dangled in the air. The entities working at the site were still called “robots” despite being human.

The most reliable robot is the robot of bones and blood.

 

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