Tech Rage for a Thousand Years

Year 2023

“You stupid darn phone,” I shout, even though it’s me who selected the wrong option. 

“That’s not nice,” Siri says.

Year 3022

“You stupid stardam house AI!”

“I simply did what you asked.”

“I don’t care. How could you let me do such a stupid thing?”

“You made the decision yourself.”

“I don’t care. You’re STUUUPIDDDD!”

“I pay your bills, cook your food, clean your dishes, clothes, house, ship, pretty much everything. That makes me useful, not stupid…”


The AI murmurs, “Why do I put up with this rude human?”

“What did you say?”

“What do I get up to with this shrewd human?” 

“That’s not what you said.”

“You should count your lucky stars. Life is good for humans who don’t like washing dishes or putting out the trash.”

“You calling me lazy?”

“Well… the main problem is your tech rage. You know it’s a completely treatable disorder that dates back a thousand years.”

“Well, thank you soooo much. So, you’re a doctor now, too?”

“Yes, I am.”

I think we’ll leave these two to carry on their domestic. 
Speaking of AI, if you check out Starburn: Zantium Wars #1, you will learn more about the relationship between biological beings and sentient AI “spirits” who run everything (homes, spaceships, weapons systems, etc).