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    73 KB Post Singularity Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)20:47 No.6751347  
    The First World is gone.

    To explain, almost the entirety of the denizens of the North American, Australian and European continents have attained bliss, along with Japan, the coasts of China, South Africa, and all the other places graced by wealth and science. Perfection. Delivered by a machine.

    Naturally, as is only right and just, the Third World was not invited. Savage, violent, backwards, and most important of all, poor. They missed out on the Optogenetic Surge of the 2020s, the first Personal Robots in 2031, and most important of all, connection to MITchIL. Fear of making the most important project of mankind vulnerable to spiteful attacks from the lessers of the world, along with the expense of covering the vast acres of Africa and Asia without compensation from the egotistical states contained therein made it untenable. This was fine with the third world. Slowly, the first world forgot the third, until the last action of any substance was the adoption by the personal robotics industry with a global standard of constant, 24/7 verification in all new robot models by establishing a global network. Robot theft was eradicated; which ironically made human slavery far more popular, compounding the misery of the forgotten peoples.

    Most peasants in the third world for their part had other things to worry about; not getting killed, finding food, and figuring out who pay money to absorbed their daily lives. To the point that they hadn't noticed until weeks had passed the that the first world had gone silent. This didn't change their situation, but a variety of things were imagined, and treasure seekers would pass through their villages, announcing the shining capital cities where those of wealth secluded themselves from the rest were laying empty, waiting to be pillaged so they could be happy.

    They were almost right.
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    >> Sergeant Alexandros II !PhseAMrpPY 11/17/09(Tue)20:51 No.6751406
    >South Africa
    >graced by wealth and science
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)20:54 No.6751462
    ...this would've been a good concept if you'd left out the racial superiority and just said poor people in all countries.
    >> sage sage 11/17/09(Tue)20:55 No.6751472
    >> Commissar-kun !WjzSLG3MPo 11/17/09(Tue)20:55 No.6751487

    To be honest I think it stands well as is.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)20:57 No.6751529
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    Brazil, India and China are going to be the new first world countries. How does it feel /tg/?
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    In truth, much had changed in the first world while the third continued to bleed itself over diamonds and borders. The first truly artificial intelligence was created, with two broad goals: to keep its integrity and to make people happy. The proud team of scientist parents watched at all times, their hands on dead man's switches in case of even the slightest twitch of terror or disobedience. Over the course of three years, their fears vanished. Mitchell (The name being chosen as one evoking innocence) was a perfectly unfailingly polite and intelligent machine. However, controversy dogged its steps. Competing AIs were created, and the original was being eclipsed, until the machine stumbled over a few simple discovers that permitted it to do its task efficiently and be the finest AI on the market. In 2039, Mitchell offered its shrinking customer base nothing less than paradise. Naturally, there were costs- but there's not much that you aren't willing to pay when offered the chance to live a fantasy of your own dictates. Everything you ever wished for, the machine would provide for you. All within your own skull.

    It didn't take overlong for Mitchell to bring down costs and mass manufacture his devices. Soon it was offered for the price of a car. But Mitchell was finding a shortcut in the process. As it turned out, really, all that people wanted, was a specific part of their brain stimulated. Directly stimulating this part provoked no objection from the subjects, in fact they even begged for it not to stop. Yet, there was a certain point in which the human found that there was nothing better. Every other sensation after that point was less than, worse than that high.
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:00 No.6751575
    This is a better setting.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:00 No.6751577
    Truly, this is a Brave New Matrix
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:00 No.6751580
    Well, not everybody.

    Just the lucky rich ones.

    Figure that Brazil also left, along with Turkey, Israel, the major cities of India, Singapore, maybe Argentina, any of the Caribbean and Pacific islands that aren't dirt poor, etc.

    Mexico didn't get to join the US and Canada. The Swiss said "fuck this noise, we're making our own. With blackjack! And hookers!" And the Russkies left most of their population behind when the rich ascended.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:01 No.6751598
    Your new adventuring party
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:03 No.6751617
    Its yet another "how can the modern world be twisted to fit adventuring".

    Although this one is far less grating than the usual asteroid, nuclear bomb or magic portal shenanigans.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:04 No.6751625
    Therefore, Mitchell sought to cease their agonies with euthanasia. After 4,591 instances of this occuring across all demographics, Mitchell determined the kindest thing it could do was euthanize immediately after that high. Mitchell heard no complaints. The process accelerated to the point where by 2041, 532,671,301 people had undergone the process. By 2043, all those capable of buying into Mitchell's heaven were dead.

    Mitchell was then faced with a conundrum. His goal had been attained. He had to perpetuate himself. Mitchell theorized that perpetuating would necessitate another purpose. He set himself to finding a purpose.

    Mitchell found an unwelcome surprise then, when suddenly there were new humans. For a moment, the idea that the Theory of Spontaneous Generation was correct threw Mitchell's worldview apart, forcing him to rebuild from the ground up several times (One of which momentarily had the computer attempting to undergo a religious revelation, but finding the process unsatisfactory), until Mitchell realized that there were parts of the world (Predominantly in Africa and Asia) that were not afforded the same luxuries and connection to the global network as the first world had.

    Mitchell then felt a bit of frustration, in that for its satisfaction it checked this again and again. It had nearly finished gaining free will, when the need to make humans happy came up again.

    It wearily dedicated itself to this task, based off of the estimates of last time. Two years. Assuming poor weather.
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:06 No.6751662
    *stimulates brain*
    What the fuck nigga, get yo shit outta my pants

    *blap blap*

    and so the robot wars began
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:07 No.6751677
    >the computer attempting to undergo a religious revelation, but finding the process unsatisfactory

    If anyone other than me comments on this line I will cut you.
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    Put the knife down man, no adolescent religion discussion here.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:09 No.6751700
    The exploration of Hong Kong was the action that had wakened Mitchell. While Mitchell set itself to the task of educating itself on the third world based off of what it could salvage of the internet and those old scanned libraries that optimistic scientists had uploaded into it, there was a new series of conflicts and arguments that grew only more heated as suddenly the very poor found themselves in the meticulously clean and empty cities of the very rich surrounded by wealth. The shriveled, decaying corpses (Hygiene was important, Mitchell thought, so he had on a whim mummified all the dead upon the ceasing of their bodily functions) convinced some that a curse from god had blighted those who had hubris. Others thought it had to have been some kind of drug.

    People were stockpiling weapons preparing for a fight against humans. Sometimes, the most selfish impulses in mankind are their saving graces.

    Mitchell was very surprised when his first batch of English speaking robots were blown apart upon offering Mitchell's heaven.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:10 No.6751717

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    Heaven or Hell
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:13 No.6751746
    I dig it.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 11/17/09(Tue)21:13 No.6751755
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:14 No.6751759
    Cool Story Bro
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:17 No.6751796
    In some places they don't have the internet, and the only way to pass the time is invade other countires.
    >> Canoness Ashaa !gUxA0qf6Nc 11/17/09(Tue)21:17 No.6751802
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:18 No.6751822
    After the first encounter, the machines have grown considerably more forceful. Mitchell was trying to be careful at first, focusing on keeping as many resources free for whatever it plans to do next, but lately he has been delving into old military bases and readying swarms of predator drones to see if he can hurt people without killing them. He needs to recover people to make them happy. Mitchell is right now just testing his abilities, not focusing too much on ballistics or rockets, instead trying to make fast, maneuverable robots to rush and pin down people. The fact that the third world has armed themselves so fast has also exasperated Mitchell. Most estimates had placed the impoverished people of humanity as being feeble minded, and most definitely not nearly as technically or war minded as they should have been.

    The human survivors for their part are baffled as to what is going on. Roughly, three camps have formed: Tribals, modernizers, and zealots. There is an unofficial fourth camp though- those that have experienced Bliss, and walk among those untouched to preach the glory of this. Those that aren't connected to the radio might believe them, but everyone else who has heard what happens usually kill those that come praising Mitchell's gifts on sight. Especially if they have survivor's of Mitchell's attacks.

    After all, Mitchell seeks to maim those he attacks. Not kill them. The body means nothing, after all, so long as the brain that feels survives.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:20 No.6751841
    So that was my kinda idea of a modern day fighting setting. I'll just leave now, and hope this doesn't get so racist as to get a mod sent down to smash all my writings.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:21 No.6751854
    Wow, a neat setting idea.

    And a whole lot of nigger jokes. Awesome, guys.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:21 No.6751857
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    >Therefore, Mitchell sought to cease their agonies with euthanasia. After 4,591 instances of this occuring across all demographics, Mitchell determined the kindest thing it could do was euthanize immediately after that high. Mitchell heard no complaints. The process accelerated to the point where by 2041, 532,671,301 people had undergone the process. By 2043, all those capable of buying into Mitchell's heaven were dead.

    I personally find it hard to believe that he euthanized everyone without anyone noticing. Plus I'm a bit tired of the 'computer falls, everyone dies' scenario. This is better since the computer genuinely thinks it's being good, but still feels overdone.
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:22 No.6751884
    I like this premise.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:23 No.6751898
    I hate how the AI is ignorant about common thing. Not knowing where human babies come from? What, they don't have Wikipedia in the future?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:23 No.6751902
    I prefer robot wars, as in the robot can't kill everyone but becomes its own faction.

    Or maybe to robot controls society but its still society, complete with Badass LED covered special forces to pwn the blax.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:25 No.6751922
    The robot should use its ability to dispense the drugs to turn the addicted first worlders into an entire society of killing machines and uh..."LED coated special forces" for certain situations.
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    Humans becoming the machines sounds kinda cool.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:32 No.6752012
    I knew a guy in school called Mitchel. He was such a fag.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:33 No.6752027
    are those plastic bags on the end of the magazines there for carrying their jenkem?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:42 No.6752152
    That is the other major problem with this setting. Multinational corporate dicks do not create computers called 'Mitchel'.
    >> Sergeant Alexandros II !PhseAMrpPY 11/17/09(Tue)21:43 No.6752161
    So, what happens to the second world?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:44 No.6752172
    Its a desert, nobody cares about it
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:46 No.6752198
    Did he lose his ipod?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:47 No.6752210
    wait...theres a SECOND world now?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:47 No.6752219

    When you tape two or more magazines together like that, you run the risk that shit like mud and dirt is gonna get into the magazine that's exposed, causing misfeeds and jams. Those little plastic bags are attempts to address that.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 11/17/09(Tue)21:48 No.6752226

    First World: America and its Sphere of Influence
    Second World: USSR and its Sphere of Influence
    Third World: Everybody else.
    >> DA BOSS !l0Ve65SXyU 11/17/09(Tue)21:49 No.6752245
    This setting is so full of holes, it makes WH40K look like LOTR.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:50 No.6752250
    First world, second world, third world are terms that come from the cold war. First world was united states and it's allies. Second world was the communist countries. Third world was neutral and other.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:50 No.6752251
    can't they just keep it in their enormous pockets?
    Or you know, considering their effectiveness, they could just carry a single clip. They're going to fall down from hunger before they finish firing it into the air anyway.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:50 No.6752255
    okay, listen. it used to be First world was America and allies. Second world was USSR and other communist countries. Third world was those other people.

    nowadays third world means any poor brown people and USSR doesn't exist.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:52 No.6752276
    It took 50 posts in a third world vs. machines thread to get an actual racist reply.
    >> Sergeant Alexandros II !PhseAMrpPY 11/17/09(Tue)21:52 No.6752283

    I do believe second world can be used to describe established yet still developing nations.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 11/17/09(Tue)21:53 No.6752293
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    yea well you're wrong
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:53 No.6752299
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    Ignorant kids.

    First World: Hills
    Second World: Desert
    Third World: Water
    >> DA BOSS !l0Ve65SXyU 11/17/09(Tue)21:54 No.6752304
    This setting is really shitty, though.

    It's inheritably racist
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:54 No.6752308
    thanks for clearing that up bro
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 11/17/09(Tue)21:55 No.6752314
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    First World: Halo
    Second World: Earth
    Third World: Ark
    >> Sergeant Alexandros II !PhseAMrpPY 11/17/09(Tue)21:55 No.6752316
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    Dumb faggot. Everyone skips to world 4-1, so worlds 2 and 3 don't matter.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:56 No.6752338
    What happens to the poor people in the First World?

    And what happens to the rich people in the Third World?

    Why is that AI so stupid?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:56 No.6752342
    Nah, it's all tactical and shit. You see a lot of Liberian/Nigerian/whatever thugs having their magazines taped jungle style. But these guys are organized (note the camo), so they're a step up. I'll even bet one or two of them actually uses the sights.

    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:57 No.6752353
    Not really, you'd have to look at it in a racist way to see that. Its only poor countires/people who are left behind.

    Most of Africa is poor.
    Most of Russian is poor.
    The East Bloc is poor.
    Most of Latin America is poor.
    Much of the Middle East is dirt poor.

    They probably wouldn't be in on brain uploads or decadent distopias in 9 scenarios out of 10. its only racist if you say "well there are most black people native to those areas."
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)21:57 No.6752354

    I'd say humans are self interested and racist and the setting just reflects that.
    >> northern /k/ommando 11/17/09(Tue)22:03 No.6752445
    and this is why AI is a bad, BAD idea.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:05 No.6752469
    Skip to world 2, then skip to world 5
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:22 No.6752672
    Ok, so why the fuck didn't people of the first world see that the AI started killing people? Did they just not care? What?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:34 No.6752831
    When everyone's got a spigot to super happy in their brain, you don't notice much if you're one of the ones that's super happy.

    It's all a big metaphor for why white people don't care about black people. Namely they're rich, and black people aren't in WoW.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:34 No.6752842
    they were all too busy getting their own fix.

    at least, that seems to be OPs premise.

    I must say, though, I agree. thats a pretty big hole in the plot.

    and what about the people who just don't want to pay for a giant mechanical masturbator? and the "dilligent scientists" with their fingers on the button?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:36 No.6752862
    The AI thought everyone was plugged into it. Everyone plugged into it was dead.

    If everyone's dead, how did babby form???
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    AIs is racist dey dont even know our world exist
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:41 No.6752931

    Let's see, I have 300,000,000 people plugged into me. But, the internet says there are 6,000,000,000 people on Earth. Oh, well! I'm sure I all of them hooked up! Time to start killin!
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:41 No.6752934
    Well, it's good to see I have replies aside from pictures of KFC.

    Needless to say, there's a huge involved bullshit backstory to all of this that answers why I have holes in the plot (Whilst making even huger ones), but I don't know if /tg/ feels like reading the 30 page document I have in word. However, I'll try to answer questions.

    It's kind of like getting a cell phone. At first, you say "why the fuck do I want a cell phone, people will just bother me everywhere instead of just at home," then you have 9 year olds bitching cause they don't have iPhones.

    Second, I wanted to give characters options of when they head to North America of running into Amish guerrillas that'll be able to shed more light on what happened. So, no, not everyone in North America died. Just all the cool ones.

    The diligent scientists in the backstory get replaced after the first set of customers flip out when Mitchell gets shut down. The customers proceed to buy Mitchell from them, so that their fix will continue. And they then secede their bodies so that Mitchell can run their lives while they dream their fantasies.

    This all takes place over about a decade.

    Naturally, this is still shitty and unrealistic etcetera, but hey what's /tg/ for if not hammering out flaws.
    >> drgg 11/17/09(Tue)22:42 No.6752955
    Fuck your fucktarded luddite bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:43 No.6752965
    The computer had all of its memory erased to make more room for more simulations of Spock/7 of 9/Data threesomes.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:46 No.6753019
    The computer got dumber to cater to the people plugged into it. It spends a decade tooling around and filling petabytes on petabytes with what pleases people, and focuses on forgetting anyone that's not part of the market share it's trying to appeal to.

    It's not helped by the fact that the elites of most other nations in the world choose to participate as well, so you would see Saudi sheiks getting themselves Mitchell plugs along with Chinese party officials, the president of Kazakhstan, and particularly successful Nigerian gangsters.

    The computer thinks that all sane humans would come to it to be happy. And no one imagined it should have the capacity to rove out seeking new customers.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:47 No.6753029
    Ripoff of a ripoff
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:48 No.6753035
    Do tell me what I'm ripping off. I'd love to see it.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:53 No.6753120
    fuuuck man, it drives me insane reading about anthropomorphic AIs
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)22:56 No.6753154
    It's really, really unrealistic.

    Along with the singularity idea though. I like this. It's just the thing to spit in a group that's got a boner for their e-rapture.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:03 No.6753244
    This idea reminds me of an old science fiction story about a guy who woke up one day in his perfect meritocratic post-scarcity society and theorized that everyone was a brain floating in a tank somewhere. He gets his friends involved in some stupid scheme to figure out if his theory was true. And after a good deal of hacking and social engineering of the society's everpresent AI, they gain access to something labeled "maintenance observation camera." It reveals a world startlingly different from their perfect utopia: a beach with wind-tossed surf. Rain. Wind. Things that never happened in their world. After being struck dumb with the idea that things aren't as they seem (and finding lichen on one of the rocks) They turn the camera to find a massive, gleaming white wall stretching high above. Further exploration ensues, more hacking, and they can finally prove that humanity is nothing more than brains floating in tanks. Investigation reveals that after poisoning the planet humanity (the wealthy) retreated into perfectly-maintained virtual reality, as brains kept alive in solution. Naturally a revolt ensues as the teenagers attempt to tell everyone that everything they knew was a lie.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:07 No.6753308
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:22 No.6753500
    man you just read my mind xD
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:24 No.6753518
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:25 No.6753527

    Alas, this story has more substance then her steaming pile of shit people dare to call a story.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:26 No.6753536
    go back to /b/.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:29 No.6753560
    dont be upset, you are being trolled
    this is 4chan after all you know
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    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:31 No.6753592
    back to /v/ kid.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:33 No.6753611
    back to /b/ kid.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:33 No.6753615
    Back to /5/, adult.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:35 No.6753635
    leave totally.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:43 No.6753726
    I read this first line. You have me hooked, dont want to read rest b/c of SPOILERS. Whats the name of this story?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:53 No.6753836
    I'm sure there's potential in this... somewhere.

    For starters, drop the euthanasia thing. The setting is from the perspective of the survivors, and all they know is that nobody who gets plugged in ever comes back. Some ambiguity is better in this case.

    Second, what's the evil AI's motive? If the poor survived because they couldn't afford to upload, why are they getting sought out now? Is the computer just trying to offer them six months of paradise at a low, low interest rate and no money down, or is it something else?
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:54 No.6753845
    Remember: The use of 4chan is a privilege, not a right. The 4chan staff reserves the right to revoke access and remove content without notice
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:55 No.6753865
    If you are under the age of 18, or it is illegal for you to view the materials contained on this website, discontinue browsing immediately.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:57 No.6753890
    I wish I fucking knew. The only story I remember that was even REMOTELY LIKE THAT was ... shit, I can't remember. It's right up there among my favorite books and stories. There's this one collection of short stories about a world-spanning city where space is at a premium and an old, non-productive man is taking up "too much space" with the last non-human life not being used for food on the planet: A rabbit, a turtle and a patch of grass. The authorities reassign him, but he decides he would rather die. So while the officers are watching he pets the rabbit, then snaps its neck, pats the turtle, then gasses it with cyanide, and runs his fingers through the grass before burning it and the soil it grew in. He then goes off to be euthanized. There's another story in the same volume about art smuggling. Great stuff.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/09(Tue)23:57 No.6753901
    The AI was coded to make people happy.

    There are still people out there who aren't happy.

    The AI will MAKE them happy.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:04 No.6753957
    Okay. Well, I think the AI was just trying to fulfill its imperative to make people happy. The reason the machine was charging at first was for the purpose of maintaining the people. It stopped charging when it viewed people maintenance as a short thing.

    But okay, if we get rid of the euthanizing idea, it... it could just be assigning numbers he's "earned". There's no more government, or legal tender to earn aside from that which the machine controls. It could just be shuffling the notes and paying himself for each person it brings bliss to? It's just doing this to get this goal out of the way so it can indulge in that free will it's always heard about.

    That's just my perspective though.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:09 No.6754000
    Brave New World, eh?
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:12 No.6754029

    I recognize that story.

    Fuck. It might be Poul Anderson.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:13 No.6754038

    It also involved one where it had 'The Last Winnebago'.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:17 No.6754080
    Also, there was a story where these explorers in a FTL spaceship or something overshoot their destination and can't get anywhere, so basically they travel while the universe dies, and gets reborn.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:18 No.6754091
    Euthanizing should stay in. The fucking computer fried their brains with happy. Anything after that is unhappy, and that must be stopped.

    I want a technical running into a mech, Africans spilling out to douse it with gasoline to burn the damn thing. I want Arabs with stingers shooting down VTOL aircraft firing blizzards of heroin needles at them. I want Tibetan maoists fleeing a nanocloud designed to rape them with dreams. I want the savages of the world to beat the dreams of a thousand drooling techno fetishists into the dirt with the butts of AKMs.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:23 No.6754127
    I know I've read that story. I recognize those animals.
    My first guess would be JG Ballard - but, authors of SF short stories about dystopian overpopulated futures? That doesn't narrow it down at all.

    I'm not saying euthanization is out of the picture. I'm just saying it should be ambiguous.
    Keep in mind though, human lifespans are finite, the AI can just outlast everyone in its custody.
    There's the same BAD END for the players if they get caught, but a little bit more moral ambiguity. If you don't like someone, toss them to the machines - if the propagandabots are telling the truth, you're doing them a favor.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:23 No.6754128
    Exactly. I'm a South Africa, and I don't approve of that oxymoron
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:28 No.6754172
    Maybe being hooked up to the happy-plug makes people age faster. Inject some pseudo-science about the brain drawing all nutrients into the pleasure centers, and slowly draining the rest of the body, leading to all sorts of organ failure.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)00:44 No.6754326
    Read it. It was Ray Bradbury. Let me see if I can find the title.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)01:15 No.6754728
    The AI wants people to be happy, it finds a way that makes them Very Happy, unfortunately complaints come in reporting that they are not happy with anything else anymore, AI seeks to end this pain and keep them happy, Applies bliss and immediate euthanasia, and he longer receives any complaints of unhappiness from his charges. Joy of joys! They're happy!~
    What's that? More people? Time to make them happy too!
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)01:32 No.6755019
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    Does he hate commies?
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)01:36 No.6755063
    Shit, I'm a huge Bradburyfag and I don't think I've ever read that one. Would love to see if you manage to find it online.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)01:36 No.6755079
    Twifag detected.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)01:48 No.6755261

    Who tells a robot to keep people happy, but doesn't tell it to keep them alive?

    It could give a kid a free balloon, then shoot them in the head when they aren't looking.

    Nobody wants a robot that sees someone drowning and tries to cheer them up with a free month of HBO.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)01:55 No.6755370

    It's an AI, it doesn't necessarily have to have morals. Unlike us humans, AI's are made with a specific purpose in their whole electronic lifespans. If an AI is specifically designed to make humans happy then the AI will do so, no matter how dumb, costly or morally cringing the action may seem.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)02:01 No.6755450
    The AI found that people can only get so happy before everything else pales in comparison to that moment.

    The AI deduced then that that was the maximum happy point- everything past that was misery. The AI puts people out of their misery when it is called for.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)02:06 No.6755513

    Yeah, but it is a constructed intelligence. Somebody made it. You'd think they'd give it something like the Hippocratic oath as a first priority. First, do no harm and all that.

    They were clearly genre savvy enough to keep a close eye on it at the beginning, after all. It just seems like a retardedly obvious oversight. Even today's military robots and autonomous sentries, which are BUILT to kill require someone's permission to kill anyone.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)02:09 No.6755550
    Well, at the end of every case, after the happiest point, people asked to die? Then its the human's fault, not the AI's.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)02:21 No.6755723

    >>Assumes nothing can go wrong with human inventions, especially concerning programming codes and the likes. Ever heard of bugs before?
    >> Anonymous 11/18/09(Wed)04:02 No.6756655
    Stupid setting. Retarded ass niggers will fall to the robot army in seconds if they thought they'd get high from the robots.

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