Physics in the First Person
“First Person Physics” was a meme I started using on some listserv of physics teachers. Dr. Bob Fuller saw what I was driving at, including and especially the so-called “energy slave” concept.
The idea here was not to get rid of slavery but to not enslave humans or even mammals, but machines. Don’t make a horse lift the stone, let a diesel engine do it. You enslave things like toasters and microwave ovens, which working humans in tandem with robots need to make in the first place.