She had a name in every language; one of them was Earth. We programmed her, yes, but not as a vast superintelligence, cold and hungry. We built her to give and receive empathy, connected in real time to the ecological health of the planet and its future. She did not look healthy.
It was a poor attempt at advocacy. It helped raise some funds, and perhaps it increased the sharpness of the news coverage, as most humans had an easier time perceiving fragility and pain in a human form than in a planet. Some of them liked it, cheered at her helpless fear, began talking with bullying pride about what amounted to wide-eyed although not clear-minded societal suicide.
That shouldn't have surprised us, and it didn't. We hadn't built her for advocacy, but for targeting.
We began building a second god. She had a name in every language; one of them was War.
I got this cd band woman singer: Mankind is Obsolete. Apt like your story. I think apart from war the human species is breeding itself into extinction. I could explicate upon this theme but I reckon there's about 7 billion too many. Our greatest advances were made when there were less of us but we had to think more. A paper last year proved the overall IQ was sinking. I agree. Too many retards smothering minds, hocking the air-waves, coagulating social media into a moron's paradise where they all mew to the same single note. I wont go on. You're better at it. Ciau.