A Brief History Lesson

Toonrmicon Author: Robotech_Master Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Meadows spent his formative years in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by the small-town environment of Cassville, Missouri, before moving to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State U... Read Bio

“Great. So. Can you please tell me what the hell we’ve gotten ourselves into? Aegis…Marauders…car robots that…absorb people?”

Lisa sighed. “It’s like this. A few years ago, someone finally cracked the AI problem. Not by making one from scratch, but by figuring out how to copy a human mind into one. And then, well…here we are.” She waved a hand at the garage. “Aegis is a top-secret UN task force. The Marauders…well, they’re the ones who cracked the tech in the first place. Lucky thing we were able to reverse-engineer it pretty quickly. But we’re trying to keep a lid on it so we two are the only ones who have it.”

“Like nukes,” James said slowly. “The USA made them, then Russia got them, then everybody had them.”

Lisa nodded. “Right. We’re trying to avoid that.”

“But how did sis end up a car?”

Lisa looked embarrassed. “Well…it’s the same tech they’ve used to make gas out of farm wastes since the oil fields went dry. Automech turbines run on hydrocarbons. They don’t care where the hydrocarbons come from.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Okay, good history lesson, but the car ate her, so now she is the car? I didn’t quite follow that bit. I liked the nuclear proliferation parallel though.

  2. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    The car ate her, intending to copy and store her mind for future reference to her memories—but she’d been secretly injected with “Project Sugar” nanites that attacked the Marauder from within. (sugar in the gas tank, get it?) So instead, her mind overwrote the mind of the Marauder automech that processed her. Aegis R&D called off tbe protection of Sera so that it would happen and they’d get to test their new toy.

  3. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    Rm you have a truly dizzying intellect.

  4. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    Thanks…I think?

  5. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    counter^n espionage

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