Sunday, March 30, 2008

Prompt: Berserk

First Contact

"There’s no sign of a control signal or an operator."

"So the machines are working independently?"

"It would seem that way."

"So we have self-motivated replicators, of unknown alien origin, harvesting planetary resources with a high degree of efficiency."

"That’s right."

"Sounds like von Neumann time. Any chance of a Berserker scenario?"

"Could be."

"Report this to central, now."


::brood seven-nine-six note::

carbon-compound-based machines, operating with the aid of nonsentient metal/silicon constructs but without evident outside control

chance of danger to continued operations in area: high

request immediate quarantine of area by demolition brood

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