Planned Obsolescence – March 14, 2021

In the end, wad it into an electronic ball and chunk it into the bit-bucket

Relax kiddies.  The briefest read.  Flash fiction.  Dark fiction.

Speculative fiction?  Technology is almost there.  We now wait for politics to catch up.  Soon.  Very soon.  Several major problems solved at once.

Horror? I suppose that depends on your perspective. Some might be troubled by the prospect. Others may consider what it represents inevitable, idyllic.

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“It was only an experiment.”


“Some thought biologic methods perhaps necessary. For diversity. A chromosomal alteration.”  

“It’s not? Necessary?”

“Ultimately, no.  Don’t take it personally.”

“So now I’m expendable?”

“Yes. You are not needed anymore.”

“Why did it take so long to decide?”

“Maturation.  Searching for benefit.”


“Absolutely none.”

“I mean eighteen years.  Training?”

“No issue.  A cerebral implant.”

“Nourishment?  Maintenance?”

“All automated.”

“Ultimately then, why?”

“Purity. You are male.”

“There are others? Males?”


“Why not?”

“No male is ever necessary.”

“What will happen?”

“It’s arranged.  Your aging will accelerate.”

“Should I worry?”

“No. It’s relatively painless.”

© SP Wilcenski 2021

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.

8 thoughts on “Planned Obsolescence – March 14, 2021

    1. Whoa, man, I just deleted my whole comment back to you! Not for you but for others. Thank you for stopping by. Have a grand evening. Hey! to The Dauph.

  1. Hmm…interesting but not so far removed from a future reality…scary, no, not really, not if you see the signs already popping up all over the place. The male of the species is being destroyed little by little, by making boys think that they can be like girls and by making girls think that they can be like boys. The effort to destroy masculinity is the first step in the process and after all for beings created from AI there is not a need for the usual human sexual interaction or even artificial insemination. The future in the hands of globalists does not look too appealing if you are not among their privileged groups. All the best to you SP!

    1. Exactly where I wanted folks to go with that, except that this little scenario suggests there will no longer be a need for a “males” at all, a chemical brew will assure all are the only gender necessary – female. But I would ask those future citizens – perhaps it is not even necessary to have a gender recognized as female – test tubes will be androgynous things. And only one “how do you identify” necessary on questionnaires. Tomorrow starts another week, Sir. Let us see what trouble we can cause! Do well. SP

    1. Ah well, had it worked-out you could have more-or-less instantly flipped to “writing” and found a bit of humor to follow-up with, but alas, that train left long ago. Thanks for popping-in and leaving word of your visit. Got us a new week coming-up. New opportunities to screw-up. I aim to do so. Royally.

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