Here’s story I wrote for Intel’s Morrow Project, where they commissioned four writers to do science fiction pieces. They were supposed to cast technology in a positive light, which was something of a challenge. Not that I don’t love tech – I just don’t respond well to restrictions from sponsors.
So I ended up coming up with an idea that satisfied the requirement to cast technology in a positive light, while still giving me the opportunity to do a little social critique: Last Day of Work is about the last Intel employee who, thanks to the company’s technologies, is the very last person to ever have to work. For in my utopia, business innovates itself out of existence.
They’ve got it in English, German, and podcast (read by a real actor) all here.