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Skynet

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Re: LCS Reference in “AGI Federation”, a free tabletop RPG I made
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2021, 05:30:05 pm »

Self-modifying code is already a think (here and here), so an AI modifying its code to adapt might be implemented by its creators.
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Yeah, I forgot that "self-modifying code" is already a thing in real-life.

Instead of the AI winters, there were AI regulations, where only Tier 1 nations could research AI, and UN inspectors would shut you down if you dared research it without "proper permits".  This of course only makes it more tempting to research.

This would be an interesting premise for a Sleeper - a UN inspector trying to relive the "glory days" of hunting down illegal AI research.
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EuchreJack

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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2021, 11:34:45 am »

Need any more ideas?  Human Think Tanks reporting for duty!

Actually, I had a theory that in the distant future, AIs might value humans for their ability to create original thoughts, or ideas.  Although that does bring up a philosophical discussion...

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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2021, 04:28:55 am »

Something similar to that idea exists within the original 2019 document as well...

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What are the supercomputers doing with human “brains”? Research. The “human” simulations allow the supercomputers to better understand and comprehend the multiverse. Even the literal fantasy utopias, with dragons and knights and efficient governments, allow the machines to gather more knowledge and information.

And since the humans are able to generate the simulations in question, arguably the humans are the ones creating "original thoughts, or ideas" that the AI is recording...

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Right now, most of my work is currently tied up with revising the setting of "Samurai World" and getting it to a state where I can probably make it public for critique on a forum (like Bay12Forums). After that, I'll come back here and post up a revised timeline, a new list of megacorporations in "AGI Federation" (seeing if I can incorporate more corps like PAGAD in there as well), and a brief description of the Drifters (one of the main enemies of the AGI Federation).

AGI Federation (due to its PARANOIA roots) doesn't require that much setting info - if you can grok the themes within that area, you can be able to GM it effectively (in the same way that you don't need to know much about Alpha Complex to role-play in there).

The setting of "Samurai World", by contrast, is a combination of "Eclipse Phase" and "Legend of the Five Rings", two games with very detailed settings. Hence why it requires a lot more work for me to do effectively. But I'm almost done with it, I think.

Both AGI Federation and Samurai World requires playtesting, but there is a lot of publicly available material that I can re-theme for play testing purposes (published PARANOIA missions for "AGI Federation", and published L5R adventures for "Samurai World").
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EuchreJack

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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2021, 12:01:39 pm »

Both Eclipse Phase and Legend of the Five Rings are awesome, at least in theme.  Never did run either system.

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« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2021, 03:40:01 pm »

Some days ago, I found about Orion's Arm, a space opera project aiming to describe how much the Singularity would change mankind. It esseitially involves sophonts (the name for every sentient being, both biological, virtual and robotic) becoming able to have higher cognitive skills, and one application of such "transapient" beings is serving as Archailects ruling entire solar systems.

To show how deeply thought this project is, there's an article about how these AIs would see their charges, on two axis, one about how thei viewed humans (ranging from partners to pests) and the other on how much freedom they would give to their subjects (statists vs. libertarians).

It might give ideas about how to describe AIs managing virtual realities.
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EuchreJack

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« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2021, 05:51:54 pm »

Awesome ideas!

Skynet is also working on Samurai World, which looks mostly at one (or two) AIs that rule(d) a solar system (or more). Check it out!

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« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2022, 07:23:32 pm »

Since we're speaking about megacorps warring each other after apocalypse, I found the Corporation RPG:

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Set in 2500 AD, the fictional world of Corporation is very different from that of today. Five corporations wield such power and influence that they can all but make their own laws. Following a long and savage war between the corporations in their rise to power, a large portion of the world had been left devastated and barely habitable; but from the ashes of this deeply scarred world has come a new era in human development. Citizens in the game world live peaceful lives in gleaming Spire Cities while mankind takes its first tentative steps in colonising the solar system. Since the end of the Corporate Wars, and the founding of the United International Government (UIG), there have been no global conflicts and crime has hit an all-time low.

Each Corporation seeks to shape the world to its own ideals, but enemies are always waiting to take advantage of an overextended competitor. Enter Agents, the roles the players take in a game of Corporation, who are cybernetically-altered and bio-modified humans, employing the most advanced technology money can buy. These men and women act as mid-level executives dealing with issues the Corporations cannot openly tackle.
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EuchreJack

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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2022, 12:23:02 am »

It's probably no coincidence that it was published by Mongoose Publishing...
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