ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XXVII

The artificial intelligence built into the complex was different than the one built into the house, and then there was Ninety-One, an artificial intelligence (possibly greater than the other two), and it was independently and strangely installed inside a cumbersome service robot. “House, if Sly’s band can blow a hole in the wal…

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Part XXVII

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