I read a pseudo-memoir called Farmington (uninteresting except for who wrote it) and the author writes about his love of summer vacation in rural Pennsylvania the 1880's or so.
Bah. AI is easy in principle, all you have to do is simulate a human brain at sufficient resolution.
FTL is easier, because all you have to do is go a little faster once you hit light speed.
Emmanuel Outlines are not legal authorities, but p C-14 of Margreth Barret's IP outline states that 1) the standard for infringement is similar to trademark infringement and 2) when a patented design encompasses both functional and ornamental elements it must be common ornamental features that confuse Joe User. FWIW. IANLTPLIAJ.
Sentient plasmoids are a gas.