Architects of Fear

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"Architects of Fear" is a piece of flash fiction written by Frank Ballast about technocracy and faith.


The Story

The scientists adjusted spectacles and looked at each other.

“There will be world peace at last.”

“What if it backfires?”

“It can’t. There’s a failsafe. The A.I. would never launch all the nukes… The world will unite in time for peace.”

A button was pressed, and somewhere a fuse blew…