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The best science fiction documentary ever made" - Filmmaker Ross McElwee
In a lab on the Lower East Side, a team of scientists and engineers are designing a robot named W.I.S.O.R.; a futuristic, subterranean robo welder, able to withstand temperatures of 300 degrees and navigate through the snaking, hundred-mile long world of buried steam pipes beneath Manhattan, that will repair the rapidly decaying century-old system.
New York’s little known or understood underground steam pipes provide the necessary heat and hot water for everything from Chinese laundries and Turkish baths to the World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building. A thousand engineering hours behind schedule and way over budget, Honeybee Robotics, W.I.S.O.R.’s creators, are worried. They argue, discuss God, baseball, technology and ultimately lead us into a futuristic world originally thought impossible in this eerie, stranger-than-fiction tale set in the city beneath the city.
Interview with Marvin Minsky, legendary MIT Professor and the father of Artificial Intelligence; Detail Photos of the W.I.S.O.R Robot; Original film trailer of Jupiter's Wife; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.More Info
"The best science fiction documentary ever made"
- Filmmaker Ross McElwee
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