The ferry had been fitted with the latest technology and the last human operator had retired almost two years ago. Now the on board computer ensures the boat runs on time and efficiently, day after day.
Passengers got used to a computerised voice wishing them a good day, many even started saying thank you as they disembarked.
The virus that engulfed the globe six months ago annihilated all of Earth’s living creatures but had no affect on mankind’s machines.
The ferry continues it’s daily journey, its digital captain oblivious to his lack of passengers, his daily, cheery adieu, goes unheard.