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By James Richards


Copyright 2016 James Richards


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The following stories are presented together. In time I may add more. They come from a time in the future when people and computers have become more integrated.



The iPrescription


“OK doc I need a refill on my prescription. I’ve got a meeting in a few minutes and my head is killing me.“

“Let me review you file Mr. West. The first thing you must do is update your transcranial stimulation driver for your head device.”

I don’t need this now. That damn driver from the pharmaware company is always changing and these robo-twit medical bots are so anal.

“OK doc, update the driver”

“I sorry Mr. West but our protocols do not allow us to update drivers. That is the patients responsibility.”

“Give me a minute.”

The website takes forever to come up. Finally I’m up to date.

“OK doc I need those stimulations right now. How about a script for 50 instead of the usual 20? It would save us both a lot of time.”

“I sorry Mr. West, your transcranial stimulations are a Schedule II Controlled Pharmaware limited to 20 stimulations for each prescription. Your prescription is being filled now. Your head device has 20 stimulations available. I also have to inform you that you are using your stimulations at the highest recommended rate according to the Controlled Pharmaware Protocols. Have a good day.”

“Thanks doc.”

I can see the people filing into the meeting room.




Headware For Your Headwear


SynapseBuddy 2.1 brings you into the new age of analysis.

Our software will turbocharge your current head device.

It’s like getting a basket full of degrees in one package.


Compatible with all major operating systems.

Limited time offer.

Financing on approved credit.

One year warranty.


“You’re not really going to buy that are you dear? The last one almost got you fired with those erratic responses. Besides the company headware should be good enough.”

“Honey I’m getting pressure all the time to come up with better responses. You don’t know how many other people want into my job.”

“But the last two apps you bought didn’t really work that well. The first one had a virus and the company almost fired you for that. We’re still paying for the last one.”

“You don’t see the head-drones scurrying on the floor all day with the company helmets piping in commands. Nobody ever moves up out of there. Its always down.”

“Please think it out first. I’m going out for a while”





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Slapwell, Kickgood and Partners, LLP


Specializing in Thought Copyright Litigation


Our file No.: S54937


Mr. Joseph Smith


Dear Sir:


RE: Your Thought Copyright Litigation


Our research is complete and we are ready to proceed with the litigation. The results of your neuro-synaptic thought discoverys for the past five years show that your thought was probably original and may have preceded those of anyone else on the subject. We know that this has been an arduous task for you. We are ready to proceed with your litigation for the agreed amount. There remains only the payment of our retainer and the fees for the thought discoverys. The attached STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT contains the details of the amounts owing to date.


Looking forward to hearing from you.


Simon Slapwell, B.A. LL.B






To all Associates of Cloud Haven Care Homes


I am sure by now that you are all aware of the litigation being brought against the company. The Board of Directors and I have engaged an auditor to review our company practices regarding the support we provide for Neuro-Supplemental head devices for our guests. You may be interviewed by the auditors about your daily activities in the facility. Please co-operate to the fullest extent.


Carl Catheter COO



FROM: Carl Catheter 10:42 PM ( 21 minutes ago)

To: Board of Directors


To the Board: As agreed I have sent the attached memo to all associates. I am hoping this audit will be short and sweet.

We have to find the person who is responsible and divert attention away from the company. Our story is that 136 year old guest, who had severe dementia, was inadvertently provided with inappropriate Identityware app for his head device by the software company when meeting his great grandchildren.

Our attorneys have been able to obtain more information about our guest and his family with their investigators. It appears that our guest, despite his mental condition, was in control of a large financial estate. The use of his head devise to augment his mental state was supported surreptitiously by one of his potential heirs. They have identified the staff member who facilitated this activity for him. Our attorneys are trying to determine if this use of headware is legal and if the company can be held culpable.

Now the picture becomes clouded. It appears another family member was able to take control of the head device and make substantial changes to the guests’ will. How the control was achieved is not known at this time. The investigators are presuming it was another staff member who aided the second family member.

Our big challenge now is to contain the speculation that the death of our guest shortly after his will was changes was caused by or aided by his head device and the malware introduced into it.

I am meeting with the investigators later today.


Carl Catheter COO, Cloud Haven Care Homes




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EPUB ISBN 978-0-9918042-4-5






  • ISBN: 9780991804245
  • Author: James A. M. Richards
  • Published: 2016-01-11 01:20:12
  • Words: 1086
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