Spontaneous Evolution by James M M Baldwin
Approx. 5,410 words.
Published on December 4, 2011.
Short Story- On a Venusian outpost, cut off from their Earthen ancestors, a society loses its humanity in exchange for security. Edwin Lackey watches the surveillance monitors keeping his world safe. If a citizen breaks the strict code of conduct, they'll be hauled in for reconditioning. Has this future colony gone too far to control its inhabitants? What price will they pay?