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#FF — More Human Than Human


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Aqua, Baston, and Cadme were a color-coded, state-sanctioned, AI family who operated as a unit. Aqua served as ego, Baston as self, and Cadme as subconscious.

Usually Tesla *Powerwalled as they slept, on long trips they needed to fill up at charging stations. Today, three precincts away, they approached the station airborne.

I want to dock first. Watch out!,” said Aqua.

Whatever floats your boat,” said Baston.

I’m afraid one day we’ll all crash into each other and end up in the scrap heap,” sighed Cadme.

Expert engineering and fine-tuned blu-tooth synch ensured another flawless triple-dock.

The End.

*If you don’t want to click the link above, a Powerwall is a giant battery that holds enough to power your home for a number of hours, or in this case, a trio of AI.  It works with solar cells, which send the electricity to the battery during the day.

While trying to think of an apt title, the title of a Rob Zombie song came to mind, “More Human Than Human.”  First hearing Rob Zombie when my older son was a fan in the 1990s, I was a little put-off by the pounding music and the creepy costumes, but as I listened to the lyrics, I realized they were pretty sharp.  Rob Zombie is not only a musician he’s also a talented movie director.  That said, his style isn’t for everyone.  You are under no obligation to watch the video, and it is not essential to the meaning of my story.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the ever gracious host of Friday Fictioneers.

59 thoughts on “#FF — More Human Than Human

  1. Thanks Suzanne. What I was trying to show is that it takes 3 robots to equal one human personality, no matter how sophisticated they make robot machinery. Difficult to do in 100 words.

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