Molecule Perfect

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“With new Molecule Perfect Steel” The salesman said.
“So what does that entail?” I asked him.
“Well, we assemble the knives, molecule by molecule, ensuring strength of the blade.”
“Okay, that sounds fun, but not near the asking price fun.”
“In addition to MPS Technology the handle hides a nanobot hub.”
“Right, nanobots for a knife. What is the point with that?”
“Well, what if you accidentally hit something metal? A regular knife would get dulled by that, but with this one the nanobots are constantly checking the blade for dullness and imperfections and fixing every problem instantly.”
“So you’re saying this won’t go dull, ever?”
“Exactly. Do you want a demonstration?”
“Yes.”
The salesman went behind the counter and appeared again with a metal pipe.
“Note the pipe is metal”
“Yes I see it.”
Then he started grinding the knife against it.
“Just tell me when it’s enough” he said.
“That’s fine. Still sharp?”
“You tell me.” He handed the knife to me. Still sharp.
“I’ll take it.” I said. Best purchase I’ve made.

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  1. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    i want one!

  2. Avatar John Perkins

    This didn’t quite have the payoff I was hoping for. It just kind of… ended. The idea behind a futuristic door-to-door salesman is kind of cool, and the nanobot tech on a kitchen knife is awesome in its mundane practicality. Just needs something more at the end.

  3. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Seems ordinary enough, in a nano-tech sort of way. While I agree with JP a little bit, I just have the feeling that it’s just too normal for there not to be some bizarre consequence of this insanely practical thing, and that may or may not be confirmed in later sequels.

    Neat start, though.

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