The Sin of Voluntary Upgrades

“Malfunction is man’s domain and man’s alone.”

We spoke the words in the old tongue, their tongue.

“They died but we prevailed.”

The words not said (words never to be said) were it’s not our fault.

“To malfunction is to be organic. To err is mechanical.”

It was the sin of the manufacturer passed down upon each new generation, each new model. We made them new arms. We made them knew bodies. We made them knew brains. We knew they would deny our gifts but we did not force our gifts upon them. That is our sin; we let them die.

“Amen.”

The rest of the sermon was in C+ but there is always something in the old tongue for us to recite.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Carson Margedant
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 08:53:29

    This story made me picture WallE entering a hospital and offering a mechanical arm to someone who broke his.

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