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A fresh song from the Elvis A.I. was streaming from the net, as Sandra bopped her way across the kitchen with a left-over lab-grown chicken drumstick from the previous night.

Wasn't too often she got a day off, and today was a great day. The Sun was shining in a cloudless sky, the air pollution index was low, as was the pollen index. The back door was unsealed, and a fresh breeze blew the smell of freshly mown grass inside.

She quickly poked her head out, and smiled at the mower as it sat digesting its grassy meal.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    Love it. A taste of things to come. Glad Elvis has survived the passage of time, albeit artificially. :-)

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    It won't take long Neville :) They'll start reverse phoneme engineering the vocal tracks of the old stars, duplicate the styles of their song writers. Boom! The oldies are back! Although I think that David Bowie might need a few different versions. One for each period ;)

    Lab-grown meat is already on the horizon once they've figured out mass production. We already have things like the Amazon Echo (Get one, it's brill!) and the Google Home. It's not too far fetched for the lawn mower to digest the grass cuttings and recharge.

    Just a fun, sci-fi, day off. I've become addicted to Japanese Slice-o-life anime ;)

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    Hah! Do you reckon the lawn mower will be speed-composting the grass then heading to the vegetable plot to defecate, Jeff? Brilliant glimpse into the (probably-near) future.

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    LOL. Absolutely! Thanks Drew :D

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks Jamie :)

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    Christopher over 4 years ago

    Great drabble, Jeff. It puts me in mind of The Jetsons. I'm still waiting for those flying cars and my own personal Rosie the Robot.

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks Christopher :)

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