Steam Soul meets the LivingSteam Soul meets the Living by WhispersOfHope12
I watched my steam spider scuttle closer to the ladybug that was crawling across my desk. I expected it to accidentally squish the bug, or at the very least ignore it. Surely, of all the things a machine could be interested in, ladybugs wouldn’t be first on the list.
But as I thought it my spider extended a leg with the utmost care and tenderness and let the ladybug crawl on. It wriggled its abdomen for no reason.
I was confused. Was there some malfunction, some flaw in its coding?
But then I realized. My machine was expressing its joy.