Everyone thought the machines would take over from some fancy tech startup or mega conglomerate.
Roberta McCallen’s crazy smart recycling robots solved one of humanity’s most pressing problem – our trash. She won some peace prize for it. Not that it’s good for anything now.
They were masterful. Sorting. Cleaning. Reusing. In a little corner of the world where nobody wanted to go, we left them at it.
By the time we noticed, it was too late.