The old house creaked as the boy’s grandparents walked up the stairs to his room. Neither of them was as quiet as they thought they were.
Kuri saw. Saw! It was like a feeling. Wait. A feeling? Sen-so-ry data. Golden hues and a soft hum permeated from within her shell. Not that Kuri saw it—experienced it this way. Rather, this was existence, the Big Bang of it all.
Before Earth was discovered, six planets from a faraway galaxy joined together to find a planet they could all call HOME.
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In a time where the people of Earth had lost its conscience, where “things” thrived more than emotions, where humanity placed value on possessions rather than interpersonal love and connection, we found ourselves in the midst of “The Great Electronic Expansion.” Our landfills began to overwhelm us, and the biggest piles among the waste were of the electronic variety. Old televisions, computers, phones, VCR’s, CD players, speakers, stereo equipment… the biggest mountains of waste were the 6-month-old electronics that swiftly became obsolete and had people racing out for the newest, most upgraded versions. Humans were virtually hypnotized into thinking that tech was now a basic need, instead of a want. Before new electronic equipment was even released to market, the manufacturers were coming up with the latest version of personal tech; new smart phones, tablets, wearable technology, smart clothes, shoes that reminded us when to walk or jog. It was an endless onslaught of what was coming next to increase our tech dependency. Tech was consuming life and life was consuming tech. There was no end to it, but the problem was what to do with all of the electronic waste.
My master, he, he was a very lonely man, if I’m being honest with you. It’s not easy being so smart and it certainly doesn’t gain you a theater full of friends. He was a leading robotics scientist, the lead one, actually. Everyone went to him for advice and guidance, but he was still desperately lonely.