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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Chapter 5, Tabulations, Evolution, Sex Drive Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Tabulations, Evolution, Sex Drive Summary

The Narrator works for several hours encrypting the source data. The Professor fetches sandwiches and coffee, made by his granddaughter. The two men alternate work and light conversation, until the encryption is completed. The Professor speculates on the nature of evolution and postulates that in the future humanity will be completely silent. The Professor then briefly speculates on diverse topics such as eating and sexuality among the young, and obliquely infers that his granddaughter, the Chubby Girl, should be engaging in sexual activity with someone suitable—someone, perhaps, like the Narrator. The Narrator takes the encrypted data and places it into a special secure compartment behind his knee. He is to take the encrypted data home, where he will shuffle it, and return in two days. The Professor warns of vague but dire consequences, which might result from...

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