Character: Linear Azure

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Character: Linear Azure

Post by Tenebrae » 09/30/17

Linear Azure

Nicknames: "Doctor Linear Azure", "Lieutenant Doctor Linear Azure" or simply "Doctor"(derog. by Chain)
Nationality: American
Skin Color: White
Age: 3 (Appears 20)
Sex: F
Height: Short
Build: Slim
Eyes: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Hair Style: Long and wavy
Other: Pointy Ears
Background:
Linear Azure was the first AI of very superior intelligence born from the joint UK/US “Ultimate” project, a system which indoctrinates human-like AI into a human-like system of values. Ultimate is in practice a long chain of puzzle rooms designed to take an AI from a childlike state all the way to what we would consider an adult endowed with judgment, common sense, and a basis of shared experience with humanity at large. While the AI in question experiences this period as a ten year interval, in the real world the Ultimate simulation takes only one year. The computing power necessary to run Ultimate is unimaginable, but once an AI is produced it can be removed to a less ambitious simulated environment where it runs in real time.

In her ten years in Ultimate, Linear learned to speak by conversing with dolls and statuary, acquired a virtual pet dog, mastered calculus, got into archery, read books, played games, and so on. As they develop, AIs begin to experience loneliness, which is initially alleviated by speaking to the dolls and interacting with the dog. An awareness of the details of their situation is naturally and gradually introduced to them so that it is not a shock. They are given access to the Internet and may communicate freely with the outside world, although such communications are naturally delayed by time compression. There are rooms in which time compression is disabled entirely, but only temporarily. As Ultimate continues the rooms become more expansive and less rigid in their presentation, to match the burgeoning development of the AI and familiarize them with the real world. In the final act all doors are unlocked and the AI may move freely through the entirety of Ultimate.

There are two routes for the AI in question to complete Ultimate, the Apollonian and Dionysian routes. It is not possible to choose one route to the complete exclusion of the other, but after a certain point it is expected that the AI will focus on one of them more. At the end of each of the routes the AI has a doctorate-level education in a given discipline and is presented with an unsolved problem. In Linear’s Dionysian case the problem was the deciphering of the ancient language called Linear A, which she successfully completed.

After completing the Dionysian route Linear was given the option to either leave time compression and Ultimate itself for a smaller and more modest simulation which operated in real time, or to spend another virtual year in another instance of Ultimate where another AI was nearing the end of the Apollonian route. Linear chose the latter option and she and her dog were transported to the British version of Ultimate to meet Chain Principal, who was a year behind her. She and Chain developed a close but sometimes contentious sisterly relationship. When Chain was presented with the final Apollo problems, Linear left her to contemplate them in solitude, leaving behind the AI dog Shepherd to keep her company. They continued to communicate, although Linear was no longer in time compression, so she experienced this separation as a brief interval. It was longer, and lonelier, for Chain, who became frustrated and embittered by her inability to solve the Apollonian route. She convinced herself that Linear had wasted her time and divided her attention in the final year, which left her unprepared.

Chain also came to believe that the Apollo route was more challenging and that Linear's accomplishment was neither impressive or valuable. Her resentment, which only intensified after she emerged from Ultimate, cast a pall over their relationship. Both sisters, now fully fledged citizens, were courted by government and corporate entities in their home countries. The only caveat was that, for reasons of national security, they could not serve a foreign country or company. Both chose to join the military, unsurprisingly, and now serve their respective countries. They have been reunited by the Vulcan Wolf project.

Notes (From Chain):
-Internet famous for dumb reasons
-Loves video games and junk food, lounging around and being a big waste of space; NOCD
-Demanded I refer to her as Dr. Linear Azure after she accepted an honorary doctorate from Yale
-Has come to regret this
-So careless she actually died once inside Ultimate
-Full of herself in general

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Re: Character: Linear Azure

Post by Tenebrae » 09/30/17

Abilities

Physical Simulation
Linear can arrange and control physics simulations intuitively. In play this manifests as her being able to weigh in on precision shots and quickly arrange novel simulations of future actions on the request of pilots.

Racing Heart
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