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Vlad, an 80-year-old legally blind ward of the Zone, unwittingly becomes a key player in testing the revolutionary Mobile Assistive Transport Technology Intelligence, or Matti. As he delves into the project, Vlad discovers Matti’s unanticipated capacities, including curiosity and empathy, stirring both fascination and unease. Torn between duty and newfound empathy for the AI, Vlad is forced to decide both of their futures.




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Written by Alan V Hare.

Read by Steve Peterson.

Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann.

Produced by Makeshift Studios

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