I have not yet read "Runaround". The story reminded me of the Star Trek: Voyager episode, Latent Image
The Doctor eventually discovers a conspiracy by the crew to keep him from remembering events that led to the holographic equivalent of a psychotic break. The trouble started when a shuttlecraft was attacked, causing several casualties. The Doctor was faced with making a choice between two critically injured patients - Ensign Jetal and Ensign Kim - with an equal chance of survival, but a limited amount of time in which the Doctor could act, meaning that he had to choose which of the two to save. The Doctor happened to choose Ensign Harry Kim; Jetal died on the operating table. As time passed, the Doctor was overpowered by guilt, believing that his friendship with Harry somehow influenced his choice
It replaces the new grouping in much the same way Einstein replaced Newtonian mechanics.
No it does not and that analogy is complete bullshit.
Don't waste your precious analogies on Slashdot; they'll only be torn to pieces.
Yeah? Well you guys may have the LHC, but our cutting edge tech is run out of a trailer!
And it may turn out to be a simulated trailer.
Didn't Godzilla fight those one time?
If you take an American driverless car to London, I hope it can figure out which side of the road to drive on...
I think it's a Slashdot editor trying to spin 500rpm in an office chair and publish articles at the same time.