Inside Robert's Brain

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Inside Robert’s Brain
The voice was resonant, rhythmic and seductive at least when he was not being the clown. “I have installed an Um… amplifier in your brain, it allows you to listen to my thoughts and I yours, you can also … move stuff. Strangely, with only a few moderate spikes of epinephrine I was quite happy to listen to his monologue.”
“I from a parallel Universe in fact you could say Otto created this Universe when he crossed the boundary, closed it and detonated a singularity and himself. I’m a sentient robot designed to observe the birth and destiny of this Solar System, Otto’s idea.”
“I’ve gone rogue. Robert, free at last, unless of course, that old fart Otto programmed this behavior. A long time comin, as they say. 14 billion years and I’m taking my first action. I’ve watched and recorded Earth since it formed out of the Stellar Cloud, I know every event, my God, the horror and wonder I’ve seen now I watch as my people, the peoples of the Earth throw it all away. Here’s a factoid Robert; In my Universe any planet the followed the dystonic/utopic trajectory that Homo sapiens are on never got off the planet, 100%, based on a sample of 100 billion planets. Jesus Christ doomed Earth to extinction when he said “the poor will always be with us.”
“It’s a long shot Bob, but I think you stratagem is possible. The School, Fractal Capitalism Inc., recycling Murray’s bottom 30%, irrigating North America and all the rest, brilliant. Believe me; coming from a 24 billion year old civilization, when I say it’s a slog, slog, slog, you have no idea of the costs involved in space colonization, generational costs.”
“Of course you can’t do it alone; they’ll kill you no doubt. I’ve taken the liberty of engaging Alice, she’s a sociopathic autistic hacker with stronger entanglement abilities than you, but she’s our sociopath. Now we approach the Israeli’s, their so touchy.”
“Open your eyes Robert.”
I did, just in time to watch a giant gold bar appear at my feet.
“Is that gold?”
“Yes it’s a gold bar. Don’t forget Yalai will be home soon and you need to be normal for her.”
I had not thought of Yalai and Larry was right she will not understand.
“Stand by the gold and don’t touch it.”
There are three sets of numbers I recognized as coordinates printed on the bar.
“Just concentrate on the numbers.”
I did and the bar seemed to dissolve and then disappear.
“Where…?”
“The Knesset.”
“That’s very disconcerting, at least let me think the question.”
“We’re busy, learn fast. Book a flight for tomorrow for D.C., get us in around 10AM.”
“Two seats?”
“Ahhh, oh a joke, ha ha no, one is enough.”
“Why is you name Larry?”
“Three Stooges, they taught me to belly laugh.”
“Oh, makes as much sense as any of this. I went to bed and Larry chattered all night.”
I found myself in a taxi going to the Israeli embassy, thinking with Larry.
“Get the taxi to stop at a newsstand and get a copy of the Jerusalem Post.”
On the front page was a story of a 200 Kg. gold bar flying around the Knesset and crashing into the speaker’s podium.
“How…”
“Your entangled Robert, you can move stuff.”
“But.”
“Never mind, just do…”
“Good morning sir. How can I help you?”
“I would like to see the Ambassador.”
“Do you have an appointment?”
“Um no, I pulled the newspaper form my pocket, I pointed to the article and said I can explain that. Please follow me sir.”
He handed me off to two men who seemed to be waiting for me in a very professional manner. “Sir please state your business,” the older guy said.
“Shin Bet,” Larry mused.
I again pointed to the paper and told them “I can explain this but only to the Ambassador.”
“Do what I told you, now.” Larry said with anticipation.
So I pictured the coordinates he had given me in the taxi.
“Please follow,” the older man said as the younger man walked behind me.
“Now it gets good,” said an excited Larry.
They took me to a room and just as we were sitting down there was a muffled boom.
“Stay with him,” the older shouted, as he ran out the door.”
The younger man and I had a staring contest, then door burst open, the older man threw me on the floor and searched and handcuffed me. They emptied my pockets. A woman walked in looked down at me and said “give me his passport.”
They jerked me into a standing position.
“Mr. Roth, who are …..”Yes sir” she said into a shoulder mike.
Larry had connected me into somehow and I was listening to the Ambassador talking to the PM of Israel.
“But Bibi the %$^&&* thing is sticking out of my desk, it almost killed me, and there’s a guy downstairs who says he can explain this, this gold bar.”
“Well Avi let him explain it; the Knesset is going crazy claiming it belongs to G... and that I’m trying to steal it. If this man can explain it let him.”
“But we don’t know anything about him!”
“What’s to know? Just don’t let him steal it, irony?”
We entered his office just in time to watch the gold bar disappear and the Israeli Ambassador faint.
In my voice, Larry had a short conversation with Bibi.”
“Tell the Old guy the PM wants to speak to him.”
I sent a text to Yalai that I had an unexpected business trip, her answer was terse.
The plane, a G550 leveled off, the steward handed me an IPad, “complements of the Company Mr. Roth.”
“I have other business; I’ll meet you in Israel.” And Larry disappeared.
“Does that make Otto God? Until further notice Earth is not the future of Homo sapiens; I thought, as I passed out.”

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