Barbara is a dedicated, lifelong employee at a convenience store. Her life is smooth sailing with daily chores and loving customers until a young employee Sam shows up and disturbs this equilibrium. An unexpected wave hits her when the owner decides to switch the old cash register with a fancy touch screen system. Will Barbara be able to compete with a Tech savvy Sam? What would her customers do when they don't see her friendly face each morning? At its core The New machine is a take on how technology makes human interactions and contact obsolete but cannot replace the fundamental emotional bond of being human.