Sometimes when I’m editing a client’s episode where they’re talking excitedly about AI replacing human jobs, I’m often reminded of Dave Rupert’s short story The Mammoth. I wonder how long until this is my reality?

Truth be told the walkers don’t need to be escorted. They could be easily be navmapped to where they need to be. In fact, they walk themselves back to the drop site after hours. But jobs like these came about as part of a federal initiative called “Humans@Work” to slow down hemorrhaging unemployment rates. Partnering with corporations and market research firms, the government developed the role of “Herder” so machines always seem as co-existing with humans. It’s supposed to help the machines seem more like useful farm animals rather than soul-less lumbering dinosaurs.