Eating and Dying to be human

“I am designing a system for allowing androids-myself-to gain energy from the combustion of hydrocarbons, rather than atomic cells.” Paul raised his eyebrows. “So they will breathe and eat?” “Yes.” “How long have you been pushing in that direction?” “For a long time now, but I think I have designed an adequate combustion chamber for…

Eating to be Human

The tea she poured into the water -closet sink when no one was around. The toast and boiled egg she wrapped in a piece of waxed paper and gave it to the first hungry child she passed on her way to the bakery. She didn’t in fact have to do this; she discovered she could…