Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life came out in 1983. Yet this classic scene, “Part I – The Miracle of Birth,” still rings loud and clear today, from the machine that goes “PING!!!” to Michael Palin’s role as the hospital administrator. “Show it to the mother!!” and “Isolate it!!”
First there was Dr. 01, the first robot physician, created to withstand toxic levels of burnout in an increasingly mechanistic and impossibly demanding healthcare field. Dr. 99 builds upon the advances of its ninety-eight predecessors by phasing out all human emotion, innovation, and creativity completely, and focusing solely on pre-programmed protocols and volume-based productivity. In its spare time, Dr. 99 enjoys writing for Gomerblog and listening to Taylor Swift.