the boy & his bot
The bell rang. Striding straight toward the robot, as it motored toward math class, was Zaaaaak-eryyyyy Yorrrrrk, best athlete in the whole school, the soon-to-graduate shortstop who'd given the thumbs-up to those long, loud and controversial introductions that Lyndon howled over the P.A. system each time a Greyhound stepped to the plate. "Hey, Zak, how's it going?"
The bot stopped, arrested by something in the glass of the Greyhounds' trophy case. Through thousands of miles of fiber-optic cables and copper wires, through modems and wireless routers and servers and LCD screens, through a webcam at one end and a robot's camera lens aimed at a high school trophy case at the other ... a 15-year-old boy gazed at his own reflection.
That's me: 3'11". White. Very white. Verrrrry spindly.
No, that's the robot.
Lyndon Baty's body rejected a kidney transplant in 8th grade, and not long after that his immune system failed. Now he's the first person in history to attend school via remote controlled robot.