Cell phones, computers, industrial machines... They all seem to develop a mind of their own after a while. This collection of shorts will focus on technology going totally mad on us. A possessed cell, a computer that has gained its own intelligence, an industrial mixer that decides to rewrite recipes. Anything and everything could happen in these stories. Humor, horror, gore, and more.PROOF - THE FOOLPROOF SYSTEM: At Meadow Lawn Medical Acres, we strive to offer the best hospital care for all out patients. Our award-winning facility and board-certified medical staff create a cohesive foolproof environment that promises the best health care available. (Just don't lose your I.D. bracelet.)WIRES CROSSED: What happens when AI companions have an emotional breakdown? Carly, Joe, and Bryant are about to find out HOUSE HOSTAGE: Haven't you always wanted to have a smart house? This story might change your mind on that. William and his AI housekeeper don't quite see eye to eye.I WANT MY MONEY BACK: Machines have feelings too. Lexi Carter finds that out one morning while already running late to work. It is amazing how things work out depending on you react to the machines. Will it be painful or miserable? Will it be a love connection?WE ARE TOAST: One man's dented toaster is another man's companion. That is, until household technology decides it is undervalued and underappreciated.EAR-JACKED: Introducing the newest in smartphone technology Meet the Deluxe Elite XL and all it comes with Tech firm founder and CEO Cleve Hobbs has something new up his sleeve. Something you'll just die to have TOO SMART FOR HIS OWN GOOD: Gabe works in a cubicle farm at the world's leading technology firm when he gets invited down to R&D for a meeting. What he learns deep in the bowels of the tech firm's sub-basements will change his life and all of humanity forever.HOLOGRAPHIC LOVE-HATE: It is the year 2045 and everyone has holographic systems integrated into their homes. Callie's home is no different. Her parents allowed her to customize it to however she wanted it to be. She called it Jaxon and made him look like her favorite actor. Like any other teenager, she took advantage of her hologram and would often tease it. That is until her parents disappear and she suddenly wakes up in a strange room.HUMAN DEMISE: Demise is defined as the termination of existence, and this is what the planet faces when challenged by an unseen and expected enemy. Before there is time to react people kill people and fear sweeps the planet. After an attack of such magnitude, how can the Human Demise not follow?AI FROM HELL: What if technology had a mind of its own?Our parents had died at the hand of their very own creations, and we were left to suffer the hell they had created. Life Live was hard, but it was all right as long as we were the only ones suffering the torture of artificial intelligence inelegance too smart for its own good.We would have endured the torture until death, but when we uncovered the bots plan for world domination and saw the murders on the news to match, we knew we had to take things into our own hands...and we knew the bots needed to be destroyed.Armed with only the knowledge our parents had given us, and determination to match, Sarah and I embarked on a gory journey that will either lead to their destruction or our demise...or both.Read this gory short story to find out if good will prevail, or if in the world of technology there might not be any happy endings.Technology Gone Mad is a collection of stories that will make you cringe, laugh, think, and maybe even reconsider how you treat your devices and appliances.
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