So, it’s the day after the nuclear apocalypse. At an android factory, a group of androids are planning to create a new community. This community is integral to the plot of my story. Fresno, were the factory is, is supposed to be a human free zone that only the occasional merchant and trader travel to. In the past, the robots gathered collections of weaponry and chased all the humans out of town. The robots are usually emotionless and stoic, and never use violence unless necessary for self preservation. What might be a plausible reason why the androids chased the humans out of town?

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    – JBH
    Jul 14, 2018 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ What a silly choice of a duplicate. Its answer concerns how to pacify humans. This question is asks for a plausible reason for the androids run humans out of town. These are distinctly different propositions. I'm voting to reopen. Hopefully persons voting close because of duplication will in future read the possible duplicate question and its answers more carefully. This way they can make sure the possible duplicates are actual duplicates. $\endgroup$
    – a4android
    Jul 15, 2018 at 7:38
  • $\begingroup$ I'd suggest good taste, but I might be biased. $\endgroup$
    – a4android
    Jul 15, 2018 at 7:39
  • $\begingroup$ @a4android: What do you mean, android man? He’s one of them, rally the firing squad $\endgroup$ Jul 15, 2018 at 7:46
  • $\begingroup$ A puny human! We must missed him. We collected all the weapons, remember. Better start running now. $\endgroup$
    – a4android
    Jul 15, 2018 at 7:54

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Like you said, self-preservation. Even if humans are weaker or less intelligent than the androids, their emotions make them a threat. Especially true if the humans have much greater numbers. The androids may see it as safer to expel all the humans rather than risk any chance of an anti-android pogrom.

Remember, being stoic and emotionless doesn't necessarily mean noble. Sure, they won't hate humans, but they won't have any compassion for them either. If their cold calculations show humans to be more trouble than they're worth, they won't hesitate to banish or kill them all.


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