Unformatted text preview: What would be the point of living? The old man explains how he has tried to achieve immortality by making small achievements that make a difference forever, and through his children. I believe the old man has these conversations with the “mechs” because he may regret being somewhat of a founder of their manufacturer. Also, we find out in the end of the story that his granddaughter is a mech, due to her consumption of linen napkins. The old man was not lying when he said he was trying to achieve immortality through his children, because he has a child that is essentially immortal as long as parts and upgrades are always available to her. Good points are also brought up, with anything mechanical. Cars in their future are opposite, and not used for transportation, but rather for show. What would come of a mech in the future? Would they be a valuable member of society, or would they just be a relic of the past in the present and future?...
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- Winter '07