Voices in the Uncanny Valley

Marcello Sachs '10, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

You : "Umm . . . I don't know how to put this, but I just came here on accident. I was trying to find an . . . an alternative pathway out of the plaza, andmy car literally stumbled in here after I almost crashed into the dumpster. I know this sounds unbelievable--"

Sunglasses : "Yes. It certainly does sound unbelievable."

TJ : "Believe it. He really is that stupid."

Sunglasses : "Well, its not as if we got anything to hide here or anything. But I'm gonna take your license plate down. And if you ever try anything funny, we'll know who you are, and where you are."

You : "uh . . . ok. That sounds fair I guess."

Sunglasses: "Yeah. Sure fair. Now leave."

You and TJ carefully step back into the car, and ever so carefully reverse until you are back on the main parking lot.

TJ : "I want to go home."

You : "Yeah."

At least you got contact lens solution.


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