Chapter 0 page 7

A modern city with clusters of highrise buildings, multi levels of roads and highways/train passes, cyclists, and greenery. The following panels show a diverse array of robots: tiny and microscopic; bacteria- or insect-like; humanoid; industrial machines; one so massive only its giant eye can be seen; multiple hands playing a piano-like instrument.
New North City,
Year —
Robots have advanced to a point where they are capable of self-awareness.
The degree of self-awareness varies, as do size, form, complexity, purpose, specialization versus generalization, preprogramming versus autonomous learning.
These are not unlike the differences that exist between organic life forms.