When a person places a finger in the slot on the left, the robot uses an algorithm — unpredictable even to its creator — to decide whether to prick the finger with the pin on the end of its arm.
An interior view of the fictional Selig family's house. Here, in the kitchen, a portal — one of many — leads out of the house into the otherworldly beyond.
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Author Richard Matheson's science fiction stories included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous other movie and TV scripts, including episodes of The Twilight Zone.
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There's always a girl and there's always a gun: the Hero-Blaster used by Harrison Ford's character in the movie Blade Runner. The gun was up for auction in 2009.
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