In the face of adversity, political differences pale; past hurts dissolve and the divergent paths of two elderly people re-converge. They discover that it's never too late to pull their own lives together and, with the help of modern technology, to rekindle their youthful passion. "The Hum of the Machine" takes place in a dystopian future where climate change and human mismanagement have resulted in great scarcity. Water vouchers are traded like currency. Social groups with different technologies have evolved differently, in isolated geographies. Our couple navigates the natural and man-made challenges of this world together, without pretense, yet never losing their respective ideologies. Theirs is a story of love, courage, and the raw honesty that often comes with having lived that long.