Ed and Kurt wandered through Ed’s backyard. After Kurt’s military service in Afghanistan, and Ed’s work with Lockheed, the former MIT graduates had a lot to talk about.
“This is ‘Poseidon,’ ” said Ed, pointing at the robotic sea monster. It’s eyes glowed and limbs swiveled.
“Looks like a Mosasaur,” said Kurt.
“Yep. Maximum efficiency in the water.”
Kurt backed away, feeling nervous.
“Don’t worry,” soothed Ed. “It’s programmed to attack only electro-mechanical devices. You’re safe.”
Poseidon suddenly lunged at Kurt.
“Sorry!” said Ed, looking shocked. “I don’t know why it’s doing that.”
Kurt grimaced. “Did I forget to mention my bionic leg?”
MIT = Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They’ve got one of the best Robotics programs in the world.
Mosasaur: Prehistoric marine reptile that lived during the reign of dinosaurs.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here for more stories based upon Doug’s awesome pic above: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/29-may-2015/