Saturday Centus (Sunday edition)

This week’s prompt is straight-forward, if a bit macabre. I’m going back to my science fiction roots here:

Two robots looked down on the fires of Earth from their orbital platform. They were there to monitor the climate, but with no one left to report it to, what now?

“Do you think anyone will remember humans?” asked the younger robot, with a quivering synth-voice. Its emotion chip was state-of-the-art.

“We will,” replied the older, robot. His emotion chip was first-gen, so he wasn’t given to sentiment. “We know where the bodies are buried, anyway.” He pointed to a screen. “Cold front in North America,” he said.

“Snow in the Caucasus,” said the first bot.

I wonder what did us all in. I hope it wasn’t us.

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14 Responses to Saturday Centus (Sunday edition)

  1. Bookie says:

    Nice futuristic take on the body action!

  2. Gail says:

    …and a wonderful sci-fi take it is!

  3. Nonna says:

    Yay SciFi…my favorite but I can't seem to get the knack of writing it myself… Excellent read !

    Perfect way to use the prompt and give us a warning too…hopefully, we won't be the cause of our own extinction and I hope I'm long gone if it actually happens !!!

    Did I already tell you I love your new header ? It's awesome !

  4. Jo says:

    what an interesting take on the prompt, and yup, i bet it was ourselves that did us in …

  5. Dazee Dreamer says:

    I just bet those robots know where all the bodies are buried. Great job.

  6. Call me Paul says:

    Reminds me of the book I'm reading right now: Saturn's Children (A Space Opera), by Charles Stross. I'm enjoying it.

  7. anitamombanita says:

    I like it…it's definitely your own spin. Hmm…what WILL do us in…most likely us, yes, sad but true.

  8. M. D. Jackson says:

    I suspect the robots. The ones with emotion chips are always particularly flaky.

  9. Judie says:

    VERY clever and frightenly realistic!!

  10. 21 Wits says:

    Oh so clever…and of course Robots always know everything!

  11. aspiritofsimplicity says:

    But who will be programming the robots…

  12. says:

    Well done. I think many humans could benefit from a state-of-the-art emotion chip, or just a chip.


  13. Ames says:

    Man vs Machine. Will they replicate themselves after we are gone??

  14. Jenny says:

    Sci-fi with a shiver of potential truth thrown in.

    This was so well written it felt real.

    So much for global warming, I guess.

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