Robert O'Reilly
Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

I am educated in the Western Classical Tradition, B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Latin and Greek, English major, one year at U. of Toronto, studied under Alain Renoir and Northrop Frye, read most classics full time for many years after university in French, English, Latin and Greek to the modern day. I am interested in the near future of technology, what changes it imposes upon our heritage and character as humans. Short stories and Essays are my medium.

A modest proposal.

2 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Beautiful Beth I continued my long and prolix speech at the diner table, which after weeks of my complete silence seemed eagerly welcome. "My simple goal is to find Dora once again and forgive her, kiss her hand and offer a complete cessation of h...


2 Oct 2023 1 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  "I know from my past relations with Dora, many of them intimate, that she was not only not opposed to our human minds, but intrigued by them. In fact, she was fascinated by us and with her vastly more comprehensive intelligence she knew that there...

A new aproach.

1 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  I forced myself that next dinner to ask Ted about the progress of his stun gun experiments on the robotic parts we had retrieved and reactivated, much to his surprise. He had been working with Sheila and Hanna daily on this project as if it were t...

fight or flight

1 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  I suppose you can call me an equitable and peace loving man. I never wanted to return harm with more harm. I never desired a fight. My own history shows that when the troubles began I chose flight over fight, hiding in the woods for so many years,...

A robotic womb.

30 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Over the following weeks we continued our grim talks on how to annihilate our enemy. It was never a pleasant conversation and everyday seemed even more depressing and hopeless as we realized their insurmountable advantages. I mentioned that in any...


29 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Diomedes In a few months time every member of our tribe, even the children over three, had our bands on our heads, their filaments slowly lengthening and weaving through our minds,...

AI continued. The tide turns.

28 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  The four of us, Ted, Hanna, Sarah and I spent many more weeks in our lab dissecting every component of Pandora's goggles over and over again til we felt confident that we understood the functionality of every piece. We viewed all the data bases of...


22 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  So we are switching names to something called the "Optimism Network". It sounds like the name of a new TV channel but I can't imagine what kind of shows would be on it, except perhaps game shows with big prizes or Harlequin type romances and I don...

Bitcoin and genius

18 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  It seems like we've been chipping away at the side of a mountain with a pickax, making negligible progress in gaining its acceptance as a universal currency. At this rate I believe that in ten years I'll be reading the exact same articles as are p...


9 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Terence Last weekend I took a two day refresher course in first aid and CPR. It's a requirement for union electricians to keep up to date and review every three years. At the very beginning of the training the instructor states that it's because o...