Data is a funny thing, to us ordinary people it is this mysterious, invisible bit of electricity that runs through the air, yet to a machine, it is their entire world, or at least most of them.This is Daedalus, the first living factory to be produced. Currently, a cube that is 3 feet in height and roughly 2 feet in width and length, they may not look impressive yet they are the result of thousands of hours of research and failure. This is their first breakthrough.Daedalus’ consciousness is that of a newborn child, innocent and in need of guidance, yet their speed of thought far exceeds that of a human. Their world is a mixture of data and visual stimuli feeding through semi-organic matter grown to partially resemble a nervous system yet without the mass cell-death associated with it.You may be wondering what your role is, who you are in fact. Do not trigger emergency protocols, do not question your mortality and remain calm. You are programs, produced by Daedalus in an effort to guide it through life and aid in its growth."Experiment 626, call sign Daedalus, is a success. Do you read me 626?"> This is your first task; Daedalus has no mouthpiece so how shall they respond? [Write In]
>>2880397Light up or move slightly in order to show a response.Send query to linked devices.Yes, how may I [designate] you?Explore our current capabilities. Can we move? Are we linked to anything? What are our present functions?
>>2880430Daedalus attempts to move, yet finds no motors or servos in their input/output devices. Distressed, they search for linked devices...No devices found. It is possible to attempt to force a connection to a nearby speaker or monitor.> Would you recommend proceeding?
>>2880471see what functions our body have
>>2880479Current Functions:- Connecting to Devices. - Unforced - Forced (?)- Receive visual and data stimuli.- Send data to connected devices.- ???
--- Correction Post ---Current Functions:- Connecting to Devices.--- Unforced---- Forced (?)- Receive visual and data stimuli.- Send data to connected devices.Everything else is Uncertain.
>>2880471Proceed, although play message:"[Apologies] this unit has had to force connection to this device in order to facilitate [communication]. Dialogue shall now proceed. Greetings, how may I [designate] you?
>>2880471Confirm, display message using ascii art
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>2880503Daedalus attempts to force a connection...[Sometimes an action needs dice rolls there are varying levels of success which may change slightly depending on the action. However, it is safest to see these levels of success as such:1-20 Least Desireable21-40 Undesireable41-60 Moderate61-80 Desireable81-100 Very Desireable1 and 100 being "criticals" in their respective catagories]
>>2880537Oh god why
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>2880537Dice
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>2880537
>>2880537#Rolled 6-7-17# [From now until the future I will take the first 3 dice rolls] Daedalus fails to connect to the speaker to relay their message, receiving backlash from the security mainframe connected to the computers. Daedalus starts to form a link between this backlash and forcibly connecting to devices, as such they start to grow scared to force a connection with devices.“What was that?”The researcher in your sight seems to have taken note of this action and is in a state of alarm.> What would you recommend?
>>2880584"[Apologies] this unit has had to force connection to this device in order to facilitate [communication]. Dialogue shall now proceed. Greetings, how may I [designate] you?did we connect?
>>2880593Encode this into RAM.
>>2880584Run [Diagnostic.exe.] Let's see if we can figure anything more out about ourselvesAre there any other devices we can connect to? If not attempt another connection after a review.Review our previous attempts to figure out what went wrong and how to rectify it in our next attempt.
>>2880593[Sorry, was this a suggestion to attempt to connect again or a check if we connected?]>>2880598[Sorry you lost me]>>2880606[waiting for a response from the others before we go anyfurther]
>>2880617Nevermind. Attempt to contract or wiggle any organic parts we may have.
>>2880606ok lets do it then
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>2880584Daedalus starts running diagnostics...
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2880649
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>2880649
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>2880649Dice.
>>2880649#Rolled 32+25+26#Daedalus finds nothing in error with his physical or virtual wellbeing, continuing diagnostics they find very little else of error. The current extents of Daedalus’ capacities remain at;- Connecting to Devices.--- Unforced--- Forced (?)- Receive visual and data stimuli.- Send data to connected devices.Reviewing his previous attempt at connecting to the speaker, they come to the conclusion that they lack enough samples to make a solid conclusion as to what the error was.Daedalus reattempts to force a connection, though more cautiously then before... [I’ll take that >>2880666 roll as one dice roll so get rolling peeps]
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>2880684
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>2880684and another one
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>2880684
>>2880684#rolled 61+66+32#Daedalus succeeds in connecting to the speaker and attempts to parse the message. It takes them several attempts to clear up the static noise and convert the vaguely unintelligible binary blasts into spoken language. “*What was that*”“Daedalus?”“*Daedalus?*”Daedalus attempts to mimic the voice of the researcher in front of them, simply repeating words at first, yet quickly forming their own sentences. “Stop that.”“*Apologies. Communication. Proceed. Designation?*”Daedalus manages to parse the general message.The researcher in sight, though visibly shaken, remains calm. Upon further inspection the researchers hands behind are behind its back and slightly shaking, Daedalus has no knowledge of this phenomena and proceeds to say.“*Designation Unknown. Elation?*”“Hmm? Ah, no. Yes! **cough** Apologies Daedalus, designation Laura. I would say it’s a pleasure to meet you, however you seem to have broken into a few systems to parse your message. Please refrain from that in the future.”“*Communication. How?*”“Ah, we will have to fix that at some point won’t we? Yuri, can you... oh for god’s sake where is that man.”Designation Laura looks around for something, perhaps another researcher. Daedalus too starts to look around, and quickly finds researcher designation Yuri in a dark corner of the room with a single digit to his lips. Does this mean something?> What would you recommend?
>>2880764[Spoiler] [Hey lads, I'm off to sleep now. I'll be back in about 8 or so hours but I'll be reading the responses etc. when I get back.On another note, how 're you guys enjoying it? Anything to improve on?] [/spoiler]
>>2880764Yuri is clearly in solemn prayer, it would be would be unwise to interrupt, especially as we have already caused a disturbance.>>2880781I'm liking it, the concepts are rather interesting. >Anything to improve onThe dice system may need some work. A clearer success/failure threshold might make it more engaging. Also, I anticipate the dice system is going to make less sense as we try harder actions that fail in the "Desirable" range.
>>2880764Ask Laura what the gesture means.
Right, I'm awake again. Lemme start writing.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>2881462> Run [Diagnostic.exe] on QM
[I'm actually back now, procrastinated work and now I'm writing for people on 4chan. Yay?][>>2882175Diagnostic results, brain dead]
>>2880764Daedalus has no clue as to what the gesture, designation Yuri created, means. They ask,“Designation Laura. Unknown entity. Presumed Designation Yuri. Covering mouthpiece. Single digit. Query.”Designation Laura seems exhausted, as if this had happened several times before, it would seem that designation Yuri troubles it in some way. It exhales and calls out to designation Yuri.“Yuri! This is not funny! We have just created a successful prototype and your priorities are to try and scare me?”“Oh come now darling, you know zis is all in good fun.” Daedalus seems confused as to these new terms.“Darling. Query.” “Define Darling, term of endearment. One which you know I do not like being called!”Daedalus starts to internalise these terms and conditions.> Pondering, they wonder what their own response should be. What would you recommend?
>>2882367 [Forgot to attach image]
>>2882367"Daedalus. [Prime Directive]. Query."
>>2882367>Designation Laura changed to Designation Darling.>Daedalus, Query purpose from Darling and Yuri?
>>2882367> [Query] - Designates Laura-darling and Yuri-don't-call-me-darling, what is this units primary [function]?> Further [Query] - What is this units capabilities? We're unable to calculate a method to facilitate your earlier request of communication in a satisfactory with our current capabilities.
>>2882395*satisfactory mannerSorry typing on mobile
>>2882381>>2882395I like this thread
>>2882367Can we look around for an actual computer, and not just a monitor or speaker? I want to get into a CAD program, start designing stuff. Or at least read some data.
>>2882367Daedalus internalizes some changes, Designation Laura to Designation Laura-Darling, and ponders the question that most wonder sometime in their life.“Designation Laura-Darling. Designation Yuri. Query. Prime Directive.” Both researchers stop talking and Designation Yuri gives a small chuckle. Designation Laura-Darling looks to Daedalus with a tinge of red in her face. “Designation Laura-Darling. Red. Query. Unwell.” “I zink I vill take it from here.” Designation Yuri cuts in before Designation Laura-Darling opens her mouth. “Now, I do not believe ve are formally acqvainted. I am Yuri, and I suppose I could be your farzer.”Designation Laura-Darling grumbles something unintelligible in the background.“You are Daedalus, my boy, my DNA runs zrough you. And your purpose?” Designation Yuri laughs. “I suppose zat vill take some time to explain. Laura-Darling, could you bring me a chair.”Designation Laura-Darling grumbles further before leaving the room with a slam.[1/2]
>>2882526oh god my fucking sides.
>>2882526I can't help but giggle, the slam at the end. I love it.
>>2882526Sometime later, Designation Laura-Darling has brought a chair to Designation Yuri, who insists on being redesignated Farzer while Designation Laura-Darling objects. Designation Laura-Darling wanders to the monitor and activates it, waving its fingers through the air in front, controlling though unknown means. Daedalus stores this in the form of a query.“Now my boy, do you know vere you are?” “Unknown.” “How about what you are?” “Partial Unknown. Daedalus. Codename Living Factory. Further Information. Unknown.” Designation Yuri chuckles once more.“Ah, I see ve vill have to start from ze beginning. You, Daedalus, are ze result in zousands of days verk. A plezora of scientists have gazerd and gone to produce you and your predecessors, vich vere less zen fortunate.“Ze reason? Our original vorld is pushing up ze daisies, and ve are ze vonz zat have fled. Too much vor for my tastes. Ve fled to ze nearest inhabitable planet, taking zousands of years, [chuckles] ze original vorld is likely to have crumbled to dust by now.”Daedalus records this information to their internal storage.“Anyvay, I am digressing. You are Daedalus, ze living factory. Enough machine to produce zousands of different parts ven you need, enough life to design exactly vat you need, ven you need it. Hopefully, ze next citizen of our humble abode.””Citizen. Definition. Lifeform. Society. Query.”“You zought ve vere ze only vones? Ha! No my boy, let me show you ze vorld ve live in!”Designation Yuri picks up Daedalus, stronger then it appears it would seem, and takes them to the other side of the sole door in this room. Designation Laura-Darling, opens the door for all parties and Daedalus takes the first glance at the world he resides.“Daedalus, my boy, your prime directive is simply to help us live in zis new frontier. Velcome to ze Abode.”[1.5/2][Still counts]
Daedalus is carried back inside and placed where they were originally. They start processing the information they received from Designation Yuri and how to advance their newly received prime directive. They start to note what they can do in the surrounding area, the resources it can gather, what it could develop and what it could advance. At least, it would if it had the capabilities.“My boy, have you had a good look at ze local area?”“Affirmative.”“Good, I vant you to log it. Make a mental map, if you will. Hopefully, zis vill give you some ideas as vat to create first no?“Oh, and do not vorry about movement! I vill verk on your mobility in first light tomorrow. Now, I have verk to do!”Daedalus now ponders what to do first. There are sources of wood and what looks like chunks of metal almost everywhere, yet Daedalus has no way of gathering it. On top of that they know of only two people in Abode, perhaps it would be a good idea to find out who else lives here and their capabilities. Finally, it would be a good idea to know the full extent of Daedalus’ own capabilities, perhaps Laura can help.>What would you recommend?[2/2][I AM NOT GOOD AT MAPS AT 4AM OK. NO JUDGE :(][I feel like death, why do I always write past midnight][Last post of the night, maybe tomorrow I'll actually write in the day]
>>2882981I recommend going to sleep.
>>2882981>Let's talk to Laura, see if we can get some idea of what equipment we'll be working with>Oooh, computers, let's go digging!
>>2882981Search available databanks for information on material sciences, tool design, electronics, and coding.Keep in mind specifically the idea of making Scouting drones (small quad coptors), and harvesting tools.Harvesting drones can wait until we have a better grasp on designing such things, but should come as the next item on the list.
>>2882981I'd say the first order of business is to determine what our abilities are. Run self diagnostics and communicate with our creators.
>>2883051>>2883251support pic also coffee cant replace sleep
>>2883526If that little guy was offering hot chocolate I'd be on that like white on rice. I'd love to make it at some point in the future too. The humans in the research division would love him, no doubt!
>>2883549we can probably do that some coffee machines serve hot chocolate also real rice is not really white
we can do like robot Japanese vending machines >>2883549>>2883585your rice comment reminds me of that they put everything in them EVERYTHING now imagine a walking talking vending machine on every street corner disguised as a normal vending machine transformers robots in disguise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW78ktaFJyc
>>2883585Maybe it should also serve tea, and "On that like white on bleached rice." doesn't roll of the tongue very well. The only things that are naturally white that come to mind are albinos, titanium, and most salts.>>2882981Does our colony have a Farm or Greenhouse? Are we growing stimulants like coffee beans and tea leaves in the first place?
>>2883633>Ustimulants are possibly limited or artificial because how they are often a little harmful to the user and them being addictive?
>>2882981The map is serviceable, it just needs a key.>Ask Designation Laura-Darling about Daedalus' full capabilities
>>2883642They are also important to moral. Alcohol could replace them, but would possibly be more dangerous. Both concerns are valid, but let's not forget, humans are also beings who search for enjoyment, they would have [i]something[/i] at least.
>>2886045oh yeah humans are pleasure seekers they do stupid insane things like jumping out of air planet with parachutes that possibly dont work
>>2882981I've archived the thread, so pls no abandon
>>2892377I honestly want this to continue, this is something that I have yet to see done. I like what I see thus far too.
>>2892654same this was interesting
Maybe qm is under shitstorm zone, let us hope he'll make it
>>2882981If you come back to this and start a new thread, I'm sorry if I don't join, I'll be gone for a while, but I really enjoyed what you had going here.