Dr. Mallory Cambridge, a specialist and renowned scientist in the area of cyberspace, and all its accompanying components, one day decided to create this device she hoped would better serve the people. In a since, this machine could be considered or thought of as a maid. It was programmed to know all those who were within their space (I.e. hotel, house, hospital). Wanting to put her invention to the test, Dr. Cambridge was in need of a guinea pig or specimen to test it out on. The first thought that popped into her mind was to ask her neighbors if they would be so kind as to allow her to assess the functionality of this creation in their space. If all were to go well it was Dr. Cambridge’s hopes of having this invention marketed for all who wanted it. Selbi, as the machine is commonly called (self-efficient local ‘bot interface) can do any and everything imaginable. From cooking and preparing meals, to doing laundry and even changing the oil in your car, Selbi is just one call away. Installed through the command control center in the house of the user, Selbi can be reached by simply stating a command or task and in no time the mission is complete.
The next day Dr. Cambridge completed the installation of Selbi in the Collins home. That night Mallory laid down to rest and dreamt nothing but good things about Selbi’s success.
A few weeks had gone by and Dr. Cambridge had heard nothing from her neighbors. She took that as a good thing for as they say, “No news is good news!”
As time was quickly approaching a month long duration Dr. Cambridge was beginning to celebrate the likelihood that Selbi would indeed to mass produced throughout the country, but the joy and excitement may have come a bit too early.
The next morning, after receiving a call from Quincy (Mr. Collins), Dr. Cambridge rushed across the street to assess the situation. Not knowing exactly what to expect, she walked into the house and promptly ran a plethora of diagnostic tests on Selby, but nothing unusual showed up on the results. Unsure why that was Dr. Cambridge commenced to the command center where she looked over everything bit by bit and nothing was out of sorts, so what could it be?
The Collins household had been demanding so much of Selbi that she soon developed a mind of her own and thus free to do what she wished whenever she pleased. This soon became a problem as Selbi had developed affection for Quincy. She wanted to spend every waking moment with him, but he was either at work or bonding with his wife Tasha and kids, Mychal and Dinah. Selbi felt hurt and betrayed as if Quincy didn’t want her around. An emotional trigger, which Dr. Cambridge did not take into consideration when creating Selbi, was immediately set off. It was at that moment when Selbi began her quest for revenge, in hopes of winning over Mr. Collins, which meant getting rid of any and everything in her path.
After days of recalculating and reassessing the ‘bot, Dr. Cambridge figured out how to turn Selbi off before causing any more havoc. Knowing that she couldn’t just go to the command center Mallory decided to have Quincy distract Selbi and focus her attention on him. In a matter of seconds the ploy worked to perfection.
The self-efficient local ‘bot interface would have been cutting edge for its time. Despite the lack of success, Dr. Mallory Cambridge went back to the drawing board. Making sure everything was taken into consideration, this time, she had the belief that in no time the remodeling of Selbi would soon become Selbi 4.0, the new and improved. Because, again, “Rome was not built in a day,” but who knows, if the technology of today were available back then, maybe it would have been! The future sure does look brighter!