Someday is a 1956 science-fiction short story by Isaac Asimov.

Part of the Multivac series and the Robot series, it was first published in the August 1956 issue of Infinity Science Fiction. It was later collected in 1957's Earth Is Room Enough, 1982's The Complete Robot, 1990's Robot Visions, and 1990's The Complete Stories.

Plot Summary[]

Two boys attempt to increase a computer's vocabulary, with unexpected consequences. The unexpected consequences are that the computer becomes self-aware meaning that it becomes aware of all the past blames its owner has made on its functioning and all the times it was mistreated. In other words, the computer becomes self-victimized.

See Also[]

List of short stories by Isaac Asimov

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