The White-Hole Situation
by Tom Lichtenberg
It's the year 2525 and the world is finally clean. It's the future Star Trek promised, where benevolent computer systems make all our stuff on demand and take us on adventures in outer space, but the universe is large, and there are things out there that even the most advanced AI is ill-equipped to handle, and humans are little help to it. After all, would you ask a cat to do your homework?