In an effort to maintain the sort of locational theme that had started with Milton, Adah was discovering Vonnegut
, to help pass the time on her evening. She had to admit, while she knew she enjoyed being in the future for the insight into medical and technological advances that she could delicately manipulate to her advantage once she got back home, she also loved it for the literature. The story itself, and the style it was told, she found to be vaguely entertaining; what interested her, though, was the claim that the weight and complexity of the human brain was actually leading to their downfall. It was a theory she liked; it supported her own theory that her half-brain was precisely what made her, ultimately, superior to those around her. Half-brain, half-way point, between the giantic brains that made people do the things that cause their eventual downfalls, and the evolutionary dolphins that the book proposed awaited. It explained away why she always felt more reasonable than those around her, more inclined away from the emotional. Why she rarely cried, why food was more sustenance than pleasure, why she was always reluctant to love but never reluctant to copulate.
She snorted slightly, flipping a page. Half-brains. The hottest trend of the evolutionary future. Next step, sea lions, and then perhaps dolphins, essentially, which made the scene on the beach the other day incredibly amusing, even more so than it had been when she'd been watching it.