Story of Future Technology
A story of future technology in an advanced world.
Katie Margaret, Apr.30 2011
Just a Little Science Fiction Story
It is 5:59 A.M. on March 14, 3006; one minute before Michael Easton’s alarm goes off. He wakes up and his house comes to life, “Good morning Mr. Easton”. After forcing himself to get up, he walks into the bathroom and turns on the shower. When it’s ready, he steps in and lets the warm and steamy water wash away his soreness. He grabs his towel, wraps it around his waist and walks into his bedroom. His clothes for the day are already laid out for him by Lily, his robot maid. He walks downstairs to find that Lily has made breakfast, for his wife and him.
“Thank you so much Lily.”
“It’s my pleasure Mr. Easton.”
Just as Michael finishes eating breakfast, Abby, his beautiful wife, makes her way down the stairs.
“Good morning Abby.”
“Good morning Michael.”
“Lily has made us a fabulous breakfast!”
“Why thank you Lily.”
“It’s my pleasure Mrs. Easton.”
“So how did you sleep Abby?” Asks Michael
“Okay, our mattress was a little to firm, the house still hasn’t figured out how I like it.”
“Oh, well I will see if I can get that fixed.”
“Thanks dear!” Says Abby
“Well, I got to head for work. See you tonight.”
“Alright, see you tonight.”
As Michael approaches the door, its swings open letting him walk through, he heads down the steps and to his car. He puts his thumb on the finger pad, the door opens and he steps in. Once he is in, the door shuts behind him.
“Please input destination,” chimes the car.
“Bureau of Earth Management” says Michael
The car backs up and drives itself to Michael’s work.
Michael’s job is one of the best jobs in town but he absolutely hates it. Always being stuck in the office, planning the trips to help clean up Earth but never actually being able to go on one; day after day he hears from his boss all the ways the guys are making Earth inhabitable once again. To him it feels like the boss is rubbing it in his face. Michael asks his boss if he can ever go on a trip but his boss tells him he is more valuable in his office on mars, then on Earth.
The car pulls into its normal spot; Michael gets out and walks to his office. When he walks into his office, it tells him.
“Mr. DeMont would like to speak with you.”
So Michael heads down to Mr. DeMont’s office and when he gets there, he knocks on the door.
“Hello, Mr. DeMont I heard you wanted to speak with me?”
“Ahh yes Michael, as you should know we are planning to send another group of men to help with Earth.”
“Yes sir, I am aware of this.”
“Well, we are going to be short one man and I was wondering if you wanted to fill his place?”
“Really?! I would love to Mr. DeMont, I have been waiting forever for this day!”
“Well, I am glad you feel this way Michael.”
“When is this group scheduled to leave?”
“Well, here is the catch; they are going to be leaving tomorrow afternoon.”
“Oh I see, well I don’t think Abby should have any problem with that.”
“Well that is good. Oh and you will be gone for about nine months.”
“Oh wow that is a long time but I am sure it will work.”
“Good, I would hope it would. Well I will see you tomorrow then.”
“Thank you so much Mr. DeMont! See you tomorrow.”
As Michael is sitting at his desk working, he cannot stop thinking about the trip to Earth. This will be his first time ever seeing it, well besides in pictures anyways. He starts writing things down that he will need for this trip.
Soap Techy (communication device)
Clothes Rubber suit (protection)
Finally after two hours of writing, he is done, and realizes that it is time to go home. Michael packs up all his papers and goes to the car. He gets into the care and it chimes.
“Please input Destination.”
“5464 Marigold Ave.”
Finally the car gets to Michael’s house; he steps out of the car and runs in the front door yelling.
“Abby, Abby! Where are you?”
“In the hologram room, what do you need?”
“I have some good news to tell you!”
“What is it?”
“My boss, Mr. DeMont is finally letting me go to Earth!”
“Oh honey, that is awesome but I have some news for you as well.”
“What is your news?”
“Well you know how I haven’t been feeling like myself lately.”
“Yes,what is it?”
“I have a rare form of cancer.”
“How serious is it?”
“The doctors say pretty serious, they have never seen a cancer like it and it’s so new to them that they don’t have a cure for it.”
“Oh no that is terrible!”
“Yeah, and they only give me a month or two to live, unless they can find a cure.”
“Well I am going to stay here with you and not go to Earth.”
“Thank you so much honey, I really need you right now.”
“I will contact Mr. DeMont and let him know.”
Michael walks into the hologram room and contacts his boss on the live communicator module.
“Hello, Michael. How may I help you?”
“I was informing you that I will not be able to make to Earth.”
“Well, why not?”
“My wife has just told me she is terribly sick.”
“Oh, well I am so very sorry to hear that.”
“Thank you Mr. DeMont, goodbye.”
A month has gone by since Michael had to make that dreadful phone call to his boss. His wife is sicker than ever and has been in the hospital for two weeks now. The doctors have tried cure after cure to try and make this cancer go away but nothing is working or at least helping. They have everyone trying to help find at least something that could help make her better.
A week goes by and finally someone seems to think they have found a cure for Abby. One of the guys that came back from Earth brought a root with him, and he seems to believe that, the people who used to live on Earth used this to cure any form of cancer.
So the doctors call Michael and tell him to come to the hospital.
Michael gets in the car and says
The car backs out of the drive way and is on its way.
When Michael gets to the hospital he rushes into Abby’s room and says to the doctors.
“What is it you need to tell me doctor?”
“This young gentleman here thinks he has found the cure to your wife’s cancer.”
“What cure would that be?”
“A root from Earth that if digested helps stop the random explosion of cancer cells, in her body.”
“I am willing to give it a try but it’s up to her.”
“Abby, can you hear me?” Says the doctor
“Yes, I can.”
“I need you to eat this for me; it could be the cure to your cancer.”
“I will try anything to make myself better.”
Abby sticks out her hand, takes the root from the doctor, and starts to eat it. She forces herself to finish the bitter tasting root.
Several days go by and Abby is showing improvement; her face is showing color again, her eyes are brighter and she is acting more alive. The doctor tells her that he thinks it would be okay if she rested in the comfort of her own home but if she starts to feel bad again that she should come back to the hospital immediately.
After Michael and Abby get everything packed up from the hospital, they head to the car. Once they have put everything in the trunk, Michael touches his thumb to the finger pad, gets in the car and unlocks it.
“Input destination please.” Chimes the car
“5464 Marigold Ave.” says Michael
“Does it feel good to be coming home?” Michael asks Abby
“Oh you have no idea how good it feels to be out of the hospital!” says Abby
“I can only imagine how good it feels.” Says Michael
Once they got home Abby ran into their bedroom, flopped herself onto their bed and fell right to sleep.
A year has passed and Abby is still is cancer free. Michael and Abby are at the launch site of the Bureau of Earth Management’s rocket that takes people to Earth and they are about to board the rocket for take off.
“Is everyone ready for take off?” asks Michael
“Oh yeah!” shouts everybody
“Alright be ready in 5..4..3..2..1.. TAKE OFF!” says Mr. DeMont over the public address system.