“Oh heavens, no,” he said, “Robot bees are a horrible idea. Never. Never go with robot bees. Do you humans have ANY cautionary tales?”
Researchers in Alabama are working with a team in Japan to develop “Marsbees.” Marsbees are an entirely new type of explorer: a swarm of robotic bees controlled by AI. Each Marsbee would be about the size of a bumblebee, but with bigger wings, and would travel in swarms. Inspired by this project, Brian McNett crafts the first piece of a cautionary tale.
//Brian McNett suffers an invisible illness and is working on returning to writing. All of his newspaper work is on unindexed microfilm, alas.//