Examples of found articles circa state controlled Serenity. 2356 AD
Authcast News – Third Quarter November 476 ADA.
Benson Jordan should be tried for crimes against humanity over the controversial Human Resilience and Survival Improvement Program, according to Authorians surveyed in a new encouraged opinion poll.
The Authcast survey asked 30 adults, representative of the population of Overcast City, to pick one of two statements that best summed up their views about him in respect to the HRSI.
Roughly a 100% of those taking part in the survey chose “Mr Jordan knowingly misled Authorians and should be tried for crimes against humanity”. Eventually pollsters in disagreement were encouraged to reconsider, to ensure the results were correct and unanimous.
This week, the controversial figure addressed subscribers of the unsanctioned media outlet (So called Verity Network) with open lies regarding his part as commissioner of the program.
Although the lies are of little merit or concern to you, we do however encourage that you continue to consume Authcast News should the unlikely event of significance come of the address.
Authcast News – Fourth Quarter November 476 ADA.
This week Authcast has exclusively learned former commissioner for the controversial HRSI program Benson Jordan is in the process of being tried for crimes against humanity. His sentence is to be decided by encouraged public opinion.
(Editor) As a historical archive Authcast is required by law to provide an unedited account of a public figure’s last address once they have been terminated. You are encouraged to cast this statement out of your mind as it is of little merit or concern to you.
Please be encouraged that the following is a lie:
“I would like to take this opportunity to address consumers of the Verity Network and perhaps, in the event that I am executed, the consumers of Authcast News, to express my sincerest apologies for my personal part in the suffering experienced by our test subjects of the HRSI Program that I was once the commissioner of.
Please understand that my intentions were misguided despite insisting on many protocols and safeguards being installed on our assault androids. I want to advise you that the not only the state but Mother Mary herself tried to encourage me to override these measures. This is why my life is in danger.
The first thing I want to explain is that the year should not be 476 ADA. This has been made up by the state so they could reset the clock and alter reported history to their own ends. Not all of the laws around this have been adjusted. Something I am relying on, so that my message is heard.
The second thing I want to express is that we have become increasingly reliant on technology to keep us safe. It wasn’t always like this. Within the old histories there was a period of time that they used to call the digital revolution and it is my firm believe that this was the catalyst for us becoming lazy, lacking in resourcefulness, and most importantly ,vulnerable. If the infrastructure safety-net was to fall what would we do to survive? How would we know what to do in major crises?
Mother Mary and the state held the same opinion it seemed and they found my writings and asked me to provide a solution, whatever the cost. Knowing that I had proficiency in DNA and automation, they encouraged me to use my expertise to work the problem.
The solution we devised was to challenge adolescents who had reached their twenty-first birthday, to fight for survival against their own personal assault android, encoded with their own DNA for both identification and genetic weaknesses that could be exploited.
The young person would need to learn how to combat or evade their assailant for nine years, and on their thirtieth birthday they would be introduced into the workforce.
The safety measures I put in place meant that if permanent harm or death was imminent in the subject, the android would retire immediately until the subject had recovered sufficiently. My own DNA was used as a security signature so that I would have complete control of the androids. These were the terms of the program and the state.
Upon the release of the program, I did factor in the ingenuity of our subjects.
One young women had used the arm of a massage droid, slit open the fluid repository, spraying the liquid on her attacker and promptly pushed it into a fireplace.
A young man had informed himself about the program and spliced his DNA with his plotted plant garden in order to confuse the android and slip away quietly.
Over three years, countless reports of adolescents being quite capable of handling difficult situations were coming in. We had a large dataset and I was satisfied that I was indeed wrong in my assumptions. We took our findings to the state with a hope that we had proved that the program was a success and we had no good reason to continue.
Mother Mary herself asked me the question that I had been expecting. Can the safeguards be removed? I told her no and asked her why she would ever want that to happen?
Her tone changed and she said one more time: Remove the safeguards.
Fearing that she may try to find some way to encourage me to comply, I left to let other members of the department know what the head of the state was looking to do.
I returned to the department laboratory but clearly I was too late. Production on a new line of androids had started, with the batch machinery being run by my own team, clearly under encouragement. They were creating about five deadly androids to find these poor people and take their survival test to the next level.
But how did they do that? Who had broken through the protocols? How much encouragement did it take before they started to comply? One of the androids had come off the assembly line. It switched on and began actively looking around the laboratory.
I’d evaded the droids and the others just long enough to see how my team may have done it. To my surprise they had not broken through the protocols. I could tell that my program remained intact and I was relieved but puzzled. Until I noticed something else.
They had used DNA from someone else to master and have ultimate control over all five robots. I could only guess whose they had spliced with my own creation, and I knew at that moment they were looking for me. I hadn’t factored if anyone could survive an attack from more than one assailant at the same time. The state clearly had.
I turned around, startled to see all five of the machines closing in on me. Ready to pounce. Ready to tear me apart. Mother Mary had arrived and walked calmly behind them. Finally, she demanded one last time. “I encourage you to give me the override protocols.”
I was cornered with nowhere to go. So I did what I had to do to survive. The one safeguard that would have assured that this technology could never leave my control. I told the team to lift the first protocol and reverse the target.
Please be encouraged that this statement was a lie. You are encouraged to cast this statement out of your mind as it is of little merit or concern to you.
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