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"Super-Toys Last All Summer Long"

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Oliver Karlsson

on 3 October 2014

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Transcript of "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long"

Summary
The story is about David "not a real boy", who struggles to express his feelings to his mother and ponders the question of what is "real"; his mother Monica Swinton and her husband Henry, who is involved in the development of AI robots.


Setting
Future.
Big city.
No windows because nobody wants to see the overcrowded world. Overpopulation.
Robots with AI.
Characters
Monica Swinton –lonely, homecoming, depressed,
David the robot - is three years old, mind, emotions very clear, malfunctioning
Teddy the Bear - just a talking bear
Henry the Swinton, rich engineer, inventor of artificial intelligence.
Themes
Hate.
Man vs. robot.
Artificial intelligence.
Family.
"Super-Toys Last All Summer Long"
By Brian Aldiss

Conflicts
Conclusion
The mother vs David because the mother knows that David is not real but David does not know that he is a robot, even though he acts kind of like a human child(a weird child though).
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