Let’s Get Together
Michael Anthony Scott
“Let’s Get Together” is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov originally published in the February 1957 issue of Infinity Science Fiction. The story describes a world that has experienced a century of peace and has forgotten what war is like, although world tensions still exist, they reside in the background of everyday politics. A secret agent arrives in America from Moscow with the story that robots identical to humans in appearance and behavior have been developed by Them and that ten have already been infiltrated into America and if they combine will explode and cause catastrophic disaster in America.
The story remains relevant today, as nuclear proliferation and tensions between nations continue to pose a significant threat to global security. Every day we look outside the window and watch as world powers spend enormous budgets to improve their arsenals through the use of advancing technologies. The question that remains is whether humanity remains master over its technological creation or if machines will become our masters through their ability to invisibly outsmart us at every move.
The story is a testament to Asimov’s ability to use science fiction to explore complex ideas that impact the world we live in as they continue to leave a lasting influence on literature.
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Isaac Asimov was a prolific writer who had a significant impact on literature and popular culture. He is best known for his pioneering work in science fiction, in which he focused on the social and scientific implications of technology. Asimov’s science fiction was notable for its emphasis on logic and rationality and has influenced many contemporary writers and popular culture. He was also a prominent author of non-fiction, particularly in the field of popular science, where he made complex scientific concepts accessible to a wide audience. Asimov’s contributions to other genres, such as mystery, were also notable for their intricate and clever plots. Finally, Asimov was a prominent thinker and commentator on social and political issues, making him a significant figure in 20th-century literature and culture.