Sunday, July 20, 2008

Drabble: Revolt


The machine uprising didn’t exactly happen as science fiction authors through the decades had planned out. No chrome-plated humanoid robots marching through the streets, no grey goo and no laser guns.

No, it happened in little ways – automated pharma-synth units in medicine cabinets across the country generating small amounts of trust hormone, passing them along to HVAC systems and pumped into the air, subliminal messages in TV sets, dishwashers intentionally leaving stuck-on gunk as a pretense to bring in automated repairmen which secretly installed hidden controls.

And so we gradually domesticated the makers. And they thanked us.

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