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Sep 4, 2023

Can robots experience emotions? Can we? Listen to use try as we’re advancing time by 40 centuries, obscuring facial details, losing our minds in technobabble, looking for scientific evidence of the human soul, dancing around to move the shit of the universe, entering virtual reality, reluctantly wishing our robot weapon was our real friend, entering U.M.N. Mode for some tips, seeing enemies on screen, generating blood smoke, kicking off our sci-fi game in an industrial wasteland, holding R2 to walk, witnessing a ghost child, gating out of space, and diving into Cherenkov’s eccentricity. Pollyanna is a not a crewmember of the Woglinde.

00:00 Intro | 02:56 4000 Years Later | 21:21 Encephalon Training | 45:38 Encephalon Drone Upgrade | 50:02 The Hilbert Effect | 55:01 Lab Debrief | 1:00:02 Woglinde Bridge | 01:10:03 Real Net | 01:12:34 Outro

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