(This is my last drabble here as no one appreciates them anymore. If you’re still interested, you can read my drabbles at https://brewedwords.com)

They’re called AI’s, or Artificial Intelligence. They’re supposed to help humans in their work. Soon enough the AI’s would look like humans doing the work of humans. Only a few humans would be needed to run the AI’s.

But suppose it would be the AI’s running the AI’s. Then the AI’s would start murdering humans so the world would now be lived in by robots.

Jehovah laughed at this as he told this scenario to his companions. They all laughed with him. They continued to work. They didn’t have to stop to eat or rest.

They were, after all, AI’s.

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The man was laughing on the sidewalk. People walking by looked at him in dismay. One, however, stopped and asked what he was laughing at. In between the laughter, the laughing man said that the earth was dying.

“If true,” the passerby said, “how do you know?”

“I saw it in the sky,” the laughing man answered.

Just to humor himself, the passerby asked, “And when is this going to happen?”

“A few moments from now.”

The passerby then asked, “So why are you laughing if it’s true?”

“Because you earthlings never care!” He then vanished as the earthquakes began.

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The alien spaceship hovered over them. The earth folks nervously waited. They had no firearms, only sticks, clubs and whatever they could find to protect themselves. Then they heard what sounded like a voice. Was it hostile or friendly? They couldn’t understand what was being said.

Suddenly, objects spewed out from the spaceship. They loudly exploded above the earthmen, although not hitting any of them. The earthmen ran away in panic in all directions.

One alien spoke in a quiet voice. “Why are they running?” The other alien answered, “You idiot! We were not supposed to explode friendly firecrackers yet!”

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The doctors landed on the distant planet unannounced. They were to investigate the handful of scientists who all became unconscious at almost the same time.

After the investigation, the doctors could not determine what caused the sleep. It wasn’t the planet’s breathable air. It was something else. In the evening all the doctors were also put to sleep by an unseen force.

Then, the planet’s inhabitants stepped out with instruments that would inspect the earthlings unperturbed. All the invaders were made to be unconscious so they could be experimented on.

The conclusion: earthlings are inferior and thus useless to them.

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Earth’s technology had advanced by leaps and bounds. Now it had robots that looked like human beings and to the point that no one could tell the difference.

He smiled at the possibilities of both good and evil. He expertly maneuvered the spaceship to its landing space, turned it off and dismounted. He nodded at the maintenance crew as they started to attend to the ship.

He entered the office and sat down while the techies approached him. He knew what they were about to do. He couldn’t care less. His eyes closed.

He was a robot and needed cleaning.

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Dino Mapa

Freelance writer, widower with one child, a doting son-in-law and two grandchildren. I live alone with a cat who thinks she owns me.