by Robert Joseph Ahola
Question: Will our next levels of
computers be angels?
Answer: Meet Dr. Max Love.
The time is the very near future. The year is 2030. Dr. Max Love is a
handsome, dashing love machine with a 200+ IQ, a Ph.D. in clinical
psychology, and an M.D. in neurology. He is a Renaissance man, a great wit,
a brilliant conversationalist, and a sensitive caring friend. He is also a
custom-designed, test market android leased by two women executives, one of
whom treats him like a "sex appliance," and the other who has fallen deeply
in love with him. When a male rival comes barging in to challenge Dr. Max,
what begins as a sex comedy ends in a spiritual probe into uncharted
metaphysical waters. On the Wheel of Life as many of us perceive it to be,
does the soul seek intelligence? Or does intelligence seek a soul?
“Is everything we do or seem, but a dream within a dream?” - Edgar
“Timeline 2019: The individual’s primary relationships will be with
computers. We will have them as caretakers, advisors, companions and
lovers.” — Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines
PATRICIA McGOWAN. An advertising
mogul in her early forties, she is brilliant, sexy, attractive and
remarkably resilient. After two broken marriages and a rather large
fortune, she is cynical and bent on pleasure at any cost
ANGELA WITT. A very attractive woman
in her mid thirties, Angela is Pat’s best friend and co-conspirator in
the sharing of Dr. Max Love. Angela has come to see inside the
inner-workings of this complex creation they have brought into their
MIKKI DUDLEY. Angela Witt’s
beautiful twenty-something friend. Shy and devoted, she has just broken
up with her longtime significant other and is in search of a new
identity. What she seeks and what she finds will bring out an inner
power she never knew was there.
RUDOLPH CHARLES GORDINO (Rudi).
Mikki’s longtime significant other, he is a workaholic who truly regrets
having lost her. Meeting “Dr. Max” will allow him to show a side of
himself, and a depth of character that he has never been able to reveal
DR. MAX LOVE. The consummate
executive perk, “Dr. Max” has been designed to be the perfect
Renaissance man and “love machine” for women affluent enough to lease
his fantastic matrix. With a 200 plus IQ and a degree as a licensed
physician, he is sensitive, caring, compassionate and “indefatigable.”
But soon enough this super-cyber-hunk reveals aspects to his
psychological matrix that are far more evolved than any of them might
have ever imagined.
Act 1. Scene 1: Patricia McGowan’s Executive Office — just
after 6:00 P.M.
Act 1. Scene 2: Patricia McGowan’s Executive Office – at about 7:30 P.M.
Act 2. Patricia McGowan’s Office —later the same night.
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