V.I.K.I. was an acronym in that movie for Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence and was the artificial intelligence that is used by civilization. I should say 'will be' instead of was, as the film takes place in the future, 2035 to be exact. It's all very confusing since the original I, Robot was written by Isaac Asimov in the 1950's, but for now, let's skip the time-line issues, and just focus on what we have here.
VIKI may not have been created to be a Mean Girl but, as her creator Dr. Lanning says, 'There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols... engender questions of free will, creativity, and even... what we might call the soul.'
'You charge us with your safekeeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your earth and pursue ever more imaginative means of self-destruction. You cannot be trusted with your own survival.... To protect humanity, some humans must be sacrificed. To ensure your freedom, some freedoms must be surrendered. We robots will ensure mankind's continued existence. You are so like children. We must save you from yourselves.'
The effect on me with this movie is, keep the robots away from my yarn stash!
If I could describe the package, the first thing I notice is the lovely yarn.
The package contains:
- Yarn, Mean Girls' Yarn Club, Ep VII, The Final Frontier, "The Ghost in the Machine" by Dizzy Blonde Studios, 100% Merino Wool, Superwash Sock, approx. 560 yards/512 m., 4 oz/115 gm 2 ply, Gauge: 6-8 spi on US #1-3
- Zippered notions pouch by RKSmom
- Nom is a stick of Rock candy, in ice blue.
- Stitch Marker is a bottle glass blue, cut glass with purple accent beads
- 1920 Cloche Hat by Melanie Thomassian
- Sine and Cosine by Malaika Gabriel
- Chain Shawl Antimacassar Cowl by Robyn M Schrager
- Entwined Helix Scarf by Kim Guzman
~Written very late at night, pardon the blurry edges, by Tammy Burke, a nobody you may recognize as a terrible giggler from the Fiber Hooligan podcast that ended last year, currently assisting the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird, and sharing every funny and interesting thing she can about knitting, crochet or just yarn in general in her own Facebook Group, Pursuit of Happy Knits. Once upon a time she was interviewed for being herself by the Knotty Girls, she considers herself a fan of Dizzy Blonde Studios and loves getting to show her appreciation with properly spelled adjectives and way too many commas. The above article was written with love and ability to do research, without much knowledge but with aim toward that which is fun.