59. DogSpeak™

As the waves crash endlessly onto the shore, the Dogs prattle on about a spectrum of interests and observations, criticisms and plaudits, tenderness and scorn. Reality doesn’t interfere much. Just sit down and hang out and hear about everything from salsa extraction to insurance to ghosts to plumbing to the threat of sophisticated AIs creating humanoid faces. Have a cup of whatever and a bite of something good—we’re happy you’re here with us in the uncanny valley.

PJ drew the short spoon