“Living Escalators and Their Grievances” / Memorable Fancies #2284

The latest in adaptive technology: in Metro stations, some equipment is composed of semi-sentient parts: the escalator-beings. But all is not well: sometimes they refuse to work, or begin moving in the opposite direction.

These disruptions used to be random and almost tolerable; but now that the escalators have joined Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689,…




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