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[Bonus]: Who is Maxon’s Master?

I returned to the story’s title after reading Ambrose Berce’s “Maxon’s Master” for three times. Then I realized that the story never discusses Maxon’s “Master.” The story is only five pages, but I find it surprisingly difficult to summarize. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed reading it. It’s an interestingly constructed story with some very […] Continue reading

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Tech, Parents, and Identity

When I learned how Mary Shelly lost her children before she wrote Frankenstein and introduced Frankenstein’s monster, I strangely felt an urge to make a comparison right away between the parent-child relationship and the human-robot relationship. Frankenstein created the “monster” out of loneliness and some latent psychological need to prove himself. You hear people talking […] Continue reading

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Do We Really Want Academic Disciplines?

I have STEM-majored friends explicitly declare that they don’t enjoy writing or reading and thus do their best to stay away from Humanity and Social Science courses. I also have friends who major in a Humanity subject and claim to hate at Math. In addition, many of them also disidentify themselves from a particular STEM […] Continue reading

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