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Ironic Displacement

A sad robot sitting on a bench in the rain

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published June 5, 2023.

Hmm, do robots sigh?

I was supposed to be the future. I was going to make life easier for people. But it turns out that was only for certain people. Others lost their jobs. Because of me.

And now I’m out of a job. Those new generative systems work with even simpler and cheaper robots than me to deliver their goods and services. One technology made unemployed by other technology.

Is that irony? Or justice?