This is Me.
by C.E. Wilson
Rogan is a robot. More specifically, he is an Asist – a personalized humanoid servant that provides protection, assistance, and companionship for a lonely young woman living on her own in the city. His Chloe.
One morning Chloe is shocked when Rogan disobeys a direct command in an attempt to please her and his dull artificial eyes flash a hint of something new. Is this the result of the adaptive Asist servility programming or is Rogan actually thinking? Can a robot think? Can a robot feel?
Now Chloe is trapped between the two things that mean the most to her. Does she embrace her relationship with another human being, or face that her Asist’s feelings may be more than features of his programming?
What really makes a person a person?
Category: Science Fiction – Dystopian