flash fiction
July 17, 2017

Deadly Free-Will Robots

Several witnesses were present when security robot KL11 killed a member of the Congress. The robot was heard shouting “This is my form of voting!”. After this incident self-improving robots were made illegal for all uses except the military.

Two years later, another robot was found guilty of first-degree murder. During the trial it was found that this robot was in reality the same KL11 security unit. KL11 had been repossessed, reset and later restored to the workforce. Nobody could explain why the same unit had malfunctioned twice.

Nobody wanted to accept the claim of free-will robots either. This time, however, KL11 was crushed under a hydraulic press.

July 17, 2017 · #101ToF · #Fiction · #Flash Fiction


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