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Automa-Tons of Fun

During a discussion of Ozma of Oz at the most recent OzCon International, Lee Speth proposed that, while Tik-Tok was not the first mechanical man in modern literature, he was perhaps the first artificial intelligence. L. Frank Baum himself had … Continue reading

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There’s a Name for My Pain, and It’s Mother Brain

It’s interesting that there are a few different video games with Mother Brains. The original and most famous, and likely the inspiration for the others, appears in Metroid as the final boss. She’s basically a biomechanical supercomputer created by the … Continue reading

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