It's the year 2015... a year that seemed to be the distant future when I was a kid. We partied like it's 1999. We survived The End Of The World As We Know It™ in 2000. We made it! We're living in the future! We have smart phones, smart TVs, smart appliances. So... why hasn't... Continue Reading →
There was jubilation throughout the Old City: at the venerated Western Wall, holy men and pilgrims of all faiths gathered to commemorate the occasion. After millennia of hatred and conflict, the elusive dream of peace was at last realized. Paxbot's emotive subroutines registered amazement at the humans' response. Along the wall, people prayed, lit candles,... Continue Reading →
Target acquired... To my optical sensors it's invisible, but nothing could conceal the heat signature from its engines. Another human pilot is about to make a run at the quarantine zone.
If a deep space probe could be said to have a heart, then the heart of Starcross-1 was an ingot of samarium-151. Through the physics of beta decay, this heart pumped the electrons that would flow through the semiconductors of the probe's electronic brain.
Gretchen's journey ended seaside. The roiling clouds of the machines gathered at the horizon, scrubbing away the blue skies. Her blue bike, the last loyal machine, had carried her a thousand miles over broken asphalt, but gave out in the end. She reminisced as she walked that last mile to the beach. In her lifetime, she had lost good friends, two husbands, and both children.
Hoping to avert another attack, Bertrand dyson strikes the enemy's leadership. (Part 4 of an ongoing series.)
While approaching an enemy stronghold, Drifter begins experiencing strange dreams. (Part 3 of an ongoing series.)
On Bertrand dyson, a team searchers for the leader of the vecs. Meanwhile, vec-Drifter can't enjoy a meal in peace. (Part 2 of an ongoing series.)
An entry for Flash Friday Vol 2-9. For the first robot Olympian, laurel crowns and gold medals meant nothing. Victory would bring NVS-1 the only thing he wanted: respect from the humans. His first memory was a file upload: the first modern Olympics. How that grayscale image had captivated his impressionable neural net! Olympians –... Continue Reading →