Building 431 – November 2, 2020

“Welcome to Building 431, Timmers.”

“Unh, Thank you Mr. Boudin.  Why am I here?”

“They didn’t tell you?”


“You’re Robotic AI?  I’m Microminiaturization. Look here…”

“Looks like a mechanical bumblebee.”

“Honeybee.  We’re manufacturing millions. You program them.”

“For what?”

“To pollinate.”


“Bee populations naturally devastated. You program pollination 101.  AI takes over.”

“Gee, they could also control pests.  Hornets. Beetles. Weevils.”

“You’re catching on!”

“But. Bluebirds eat insects.  If we eradicate…”

“Have robots deliver kill to the bluebirds’ nests.”

“Won’t bluebirds get lazy? Lose instinctual skills?”

“One problem at a time, Timmers. One problem at a time.”

FF:10; WC:99

Published by spwilcen

Retired career IT software engineer, or as we were called in the old days, programmer, it's time to empty my file cabinet of all the "creative" writing accumulated over the years - toss most of it, salvage and publish what is worthwhile.

6 thoughts on “Building 431 – November 2, 2020

    1. Speculative. Fluff actually, pandering to the audience. Thanks for reading and dropping a few words. Tech’s okay except it’s overdone. Keep the *&^%*& computers out of my car, out of my kitchen, and away from cretins. We don’t respect our mother planet though, we may have no alternative. THEN watch things go to hell in a handbasket!

  1. I have the feeling that once the Japanese perfect their perfect robotic girlfriend programmed with 24/7 Manga and “life-like cooking skills” we’ll start to see “mini-bees” and “mini-beetles” just because they can. Otherwise you just described another Government Program.

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