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Color by George Peterson.

Freefall in color by many folks.


Florence: We're a proof of concept. Ecosystems Unlimited wants to see if we can have fertile offspring. Tweaking my genome or those of my children will invalidate those results.
Tess: Why should they care? Robots using Doctor Bowman's neural design can fill the function you were made for without the need of an ecosystem or alien animals to uplift.
Florence: Very true. Another reason for me not to be ... eccentric. My species existence now rests on a sunk cost fallacy and I don't want to draw attention to it.