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Virtual ThoughtStream Paperback – Large Print, September 22, 2015
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The main villain comes across as a two-dimensional charicature; no reason is offered as to why she should be so monstrously evil. Even Hitler had his reasons, which probably made sense to him. What circumstances in Tesa's existence drives her to mass-murder and sadism? Does she have an evil-robot-switch in her brain? If not, if androids have the same range of ethics as people do, then something in her background must be motivating her, but we don't know what it is. All we know is that she thinks she's smarter than the humans she's protecting, but is that enough reason to crave genocide? I'm smarter than most chimpanzees, but I don't want to slaughter their entire species.
Speaking of intelligence, the high android council - all of whom are supposed to be smarter than any human, are the most naïve pack of gullible dim-wits I can remember. Whoever programmed them certainly left out critical thinking. They accept whatever Tesa tells them with no need to confirm details, and blatantly ignore warning signs that could have averted so much of the scheming that threatens their own lives. Much about it strains credulity - I cannot possibly believe that these nimrods are smarter than an 8th grader, much less all of humanity.
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Maria's wounds were made by an Android's laser weapon.Read more ›