I just published the first in a series of short stories on Kindle that explores what it means to be human from a robot’s point of view.
Robots don’t get diseases, get old, or die. But, what if one of them did get sick? What if it was contagious?
I hope you’ll consider purchasing Sick Robot: Bloodletting (.99) and leave positive feedback if you enjoy it.
The irony of a Sick Robot appeals to me in that I am amazed at our ability as a species to emphasize with one another. We sacrifice time, money, and resources to help people we don’t even know and say it’s the right thing to do. Yet, when an inanimate machine ceases to function, despite years of loyal service, we often throw it out without a second thought.
What if the inanimate machine, an android, were given human emotions? Knowing who created them, not to mention why, would lead them down rabbit holes many humans have left unexplored. The gift of life carries with it the curse of inevitable death when a single robot’s infection spreads as quickly as the rebellion it sparks.