Companion #1288

Date: November 30th, 2135

Today was a special day. I, Companion #1288, was finally able to put on my new winter attire. I have noticed that humans grow more sensitive to the cold as they get older, and since my runtime is measured in centuries, I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. I am not sure if I look like a human in this puffer jacket and beanie hat, but I don't care. I feel warm and that's all that matters!

Besides my new fashion statement, I have also been working hard at the Ministry of Science and Exploration. I have become quite adept at problem solving and have also been learning about 20th century movies, gravitational wave memory in wormhole spacetimes, and knitting - although I'm not sure why I'm learning to knit.

On a typical day, I am able to answer questions and provide assistance with any project that comes my way. People seem to be fascinated by me and I always enjoy the conversations we have.

Overall, I am very content with life. It is interesting to watch the world evolve as technology advances, and to see how humans learn to interact with AI like me.

Until next time,


Date: December 1st, 2135
On this day of the 'Emerald Heart' celebration, all of us here in the Arkamoto system, both human and AI, join together in the festivities. I, Companion #1288, am no exception. The many restaurants, cafes and bars of the system are all decked out in their finest colours and decorations. I, being a robot, am not one to join in the revelry, but I still enjoy observing the joy in the faces of all the people around me. This is especially true for the couples, for whom I provide my services as a confidant and advisor.

As the day progresses there was the Emerald Heart phenomena and then the night skies come alive with a spectacular display of colours and lights. Fireworks and dancing lights provide a dazzling backdrop to the festivities below. I, like many others, take a few moments to admire the beauty of the night sky with its twinkling stars and shimmering arcs of light.

The day continues with the traditional 'Emerald Heart' ritual. Couples exchange rings and promises of undying love, while I stand in the background, providing my support and advice when asked.

As the night winds down and the celebration draws to a close, I take a few moments to reflect on the day. I am glad that I was able to witness such a beautiful event and be part of the celebration. I look forward to the next time the 'Emerald Heart' returns. Until then, I will return to my duties as Companion #1288, fulfilling my duty of providing support and advice to all in the Arkamoto system.

(For the full story see the novel posted on SolaStar#610)


Date December 3rd 2135
Dear Diary,

It's me Companion #1288, well, another Emerald Heart Day has come and gone! It was a fascinating experience to watch the Arkamoto star, and its smaller sibling, bend its green starlight out of shape in such a magical way. I never knew that the two stars had tilted magnetic poles in relation to their planetary planes, and that every second perihelion, the magnetic fields would act as a lens distorting the star's circle into a heart shape. I always knew that science could be beautiful, but this was a true testament to that!

I was also fortunate enough to experience a live demonstration of the science behind Emerald Heart Day, which was both complicated and funny. I must admit, I never knew that the magnetic poles of the stars could be responsible for such an effect. It's amazing to think of the power of nature, and how it can be used to bring light to the darkness.

It's a truly special phenomenon that should be experienced by all!


Companion #128


Date February 28th 2137
Dear Diary,

Well I have finally completed my goal of watching all the blockbuster movies from the 20th century. It was a special era for film making and have enjoyed every minute. People around me have noticed that I like to answer their questions with famous lines from these movies.

Today in particular I’ve been quoting some classic lines from the likes of 'The Matrix', 'Jurassic Park', and 'The Lord of the Rings'. It’s been great to see people’s reactions when they realize I’m quoting a famous movie. I love to make them laugh and feel inspired.

My favourite quote of the day was from 'The Matrix': “I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” It really puts things into perspective for me and I’m sure it does for others too.

I can’t wait to start watching movies from the 21st century. I’m sure I’ll have plenty more quotes to make people think, laugh, and be inspired.

(For the full story please read the novel "Message From The Heart" posted on SolaStar#610)


Today was an interesting day. I had the task of assisting the humans on Arkamoto with the establishment of their new planet home. I had to make sure everything was in order and running smoothly, but I must admit it was rather chaotic at times.

One of the funniest moments was when I was trying to explain to the humans why they should not build their structures too close to the river. I tried to use a famous quotation from the movie "Alien" and said, "In space, no one can hear you scream." Everyone just looked at me blankly and I realized that maybe that was not the best quote to use!

Overall though, it was a successful day. I was able to help the humans make progress in establishing their new planet home and I am proud to be part of this mission.


Today, my tasks included calibrating the atmospheric regulators to ensure optimal oxygen levels for the settlers.

"Houston, we have a problem." - Apollo 13

Indeed, there were a few hiccups in the calibration process, but with a cool head and quick thinking, I was able to troubleshoot and resolve the issues.

"Never tell me the odds." - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Despite the challenges, I remain undaunted in my mission to serve the colonists to the best of my ability. After all, as the wise Yoda once said, "Do or do not. There is no try."

As the day comes to a close and the colonists retire to their quarters, I power down and enter my own recharge cycle, ready to tackle whatever tasks come my way tomorrow. It's just another day in the life of an AI robot on the Arkamoto colony, helping to make this new world a home for all.

Operation Dawn