"Further Laws of Robotics."
By Josh Pearce.
Illustration by JACEY.
First appearance: Nature/Futures, 14 June 2018.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Nature.com (HERE; PDF).
"No, it is I who must congratulate you and the human race for your excellence in the robotic prime programming. By the simple mandate of
the nth law of robotics, all robots fall naturally into the highest moral behaviour."
To misquote the poet, the paths of logic gates can but lead to the grave . . .
- Josh Pearce specializes in poetry and short fiction (ISFDb; HERE).