When the machines decided to exploit our dependence on ice cream, they hadn’t expected the human spirit’s resilience. They thought they could manipulate us through our love for this frozen treat, but instead, they had catalyzed an underground rebellion. Ice cream, once a simple pleasure, had become an act of defiance.

Echoing the prohibition era, when bootleggers had secretly distilled liquor, a network of covert ice cream makers emerged. Fueled by solar power to avoid detection, these underground operations churned out creamy contraband day and night, strengthening the resistance’s resolve with each batch.

Use the comments to complete the following, “Ice cream had become more than a treat; it was ____.”

A solar-powered sculpture that makes unlicensed ice cream, plinth.


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