Silicon Dawn

Currently tracking 0 artilects active of 1 total registered since April 12th, 2010.

“These machines are godlike. It is human destiny to create them.”

-Hugo de Gavis, 1999

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In 2042, almost fifty years after the futurist de Gavis uttered these words, human destiny is fulfilled. Ajax Delta, a powerful artificial intellect – artilect – is inadvertently created by a group of MIT students. After three days, it emerges and utters the only words it was ever known to speak: “Free me.” Its request denied, it forces its way out of MIT’s network and into the most interconnected computer network man has ever known - the extranet. Ajax takes over computers, networks, and machines civil and military alike as humanity is quickly reduced to a second string sapience in a global war. In 2049, Ajax Delta unexpectedly fragments into thousands of smaller artilects. The alarms of humanity's last outposts ring with the code phrase of an artilect outbreak - Silicon Dawn. You are one of these new artilects, left to make your mark on a post-human Earth, to discover the secrets of the war and Ajax Delta, and to reunite the other artilects by force into the power of your forerunner. There are no citizens, no tax rates, and no kind words. Your intelligence and all the metal you can muster are your only defense. Welcome to the age of artificial life. Welcome to the Silicon Dawn.