Lance and Jen walked along the boarded forest trail. The silvery, “Ranger” android assigned to them, played the latest sports scores as it walked ahead of them. Occasionally it offered news on the latest stock market news related to the pair’s investments.
Jen kept her eyes on her tablet reading about “Back to Nature” Paleo dishes, because she really wanted to get into nature. Lance felt the same way. He watched a movie about survivalism on his tablet.
After a grueling 20 minute hike, the two returned to their plastic, faux wood cabin. Clouds of nanites hovered outside, devouring mosquitoes, beetles, wasps, and centipedes, and any insects that approached within 30 yards.
Inside, the two breathed air with the unsightly smells of decaying leaves and wood removed. Instead, to get that “real outdoorsey feeling,” a pine scent manufactured in Egypt, was added in.
They “roughed it” by waiting for the Android to prepare their food in actual pans, instead of receiving it instantly from the food printers. They had to settle for a mere 60-inch flatscreen rather than their familiar and homey holovid projector.
They reclined on the massaging couch staring at their tablets.
Lance texted Jen, “Isn’t getting back to nature great?”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/sunday-photo-fiction-february-25th-2018/