It seemed smart to employ, Dali, the alien robot. It was a great security guard, but then it smashed through several paintings while apprehending art thieves.
“You fool!” shouted Paul. “That Cezanne cannot be replaced!”
“Yes it can,” said Dali. It emitted a cloud of nanos which flowed over the painting. In mere minutes, an undamaged version rested beside the original.
“But that’s only a cheap copy!” moaned Paul
“Accurate on the molecular level. Indistinguishable from the original.”
Paul’s mind spun. “An expert wouldn’t be fooled?”
“Not even with an electron microscope.”
“So…how many more can you make?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/12/11/13-december-2019/