excerpt from Uranium West by Toni Roman
copyright © 2013
"Glad I'm not on Earth since corporations started selling drones, nanotechnology, and other robots to terrorists."
"The US government was stupid not to put the weaponization of nanotech and robotics in the same category as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons."
"You mean get an international treaty to ban their use as weapons?"
"Yep." A long pause and then he added, "Idiots were too busy sending drones to notice that they were teaching every nut to use them."
He nodded in agreement. "They've made Earth unlivable."
An even longer silence followed. It was still the home world. Too bad they wrecked it.
music by Brady Harris