History Main / TheSingularity

17th Oct '17 4:59:03 PM MarkLungo
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* The ''[=Æ=]gypt'' books by John Crowley. The protagonist, Pierce Moffatt discovers that there is more than one history of the world. The ancient world was governed by alchemy, magic and astrology, and then the world changed to what we know now. The moment this change occurred was basically a protracted Singularity called the Renaissance and our distorted memories about this old world, now lost, are what gave rise to fortune telling and stories about Gypsies. And the sixties.
* Several Creator/GregEgan novels, especially ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'' take place ''after'' Singularities. Diaspora in particular casts most of its characters as genderless [=AI=]s who think something like a thousand times faster than human beings [[spoiler:and wind up travelling through various multidimensional - as in, bearing more than 3 spatial dimensions - parallel universes.]] Greg Egan generally looks upon JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit as an adolescent power fantasy more worthy of primates. His position seems to be that what will actually happen following a singularity is that a mature real-world advanced civilization will find they can create everything they need for themselves inside a few kilos of virtual world substrate. To this end in ''Crystal Nights'', he has Lucian ridiculing those who demand continued increase in humanity's PowerLevels as "Uberdorks battling to turn the moon into computronium." and "Throwing GreyGoo around like monkeys throwing turds while they draw up their plans for Matrioshka brains."
* In Asimov's [[Literature.IRobot I, Robot]], and many of his MULTIVAC short stories this trope is [[spoiler:the entire point]].

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* The ''[=Æ=]gypt'' books by John Crowley. The protagonist, Pierce Moffatt discovers that there is more than one history of the world. The ancient world was governed by alchemy, magic and astrology, and then the world changed to what we know now. The moment this change occurred was basically a protracted Singularity called the Renaissance and our distorted memories about this old world, now lost, are what gave rise to fortune telling and stories about Gypsies.[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsies]]. And the sixties.
* Several Creator/GregEgan novels, especially ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'' ''Literature/SchildsLadder'', take place ''after'' Singularities. Diaspora ''Diaspora'' in particular casts most of its characters as genderless [=AI=]s who think something like a thousand times faster than human beings [[spoiler:and wind up travelling through various multidimensional - as in, bearing more than 3 spatial dimensions - parallel universes.]] Greg Egan generally looks upon JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit as an adolescent power fantasy more worthy of primates. His position seems to be that what will actually happen following a singularity is that a mature real-world advanced civilization will find they can create everything they need for themselves inside a few kilos of virtual world substrate. To this end end, in ''Crystal Nights'', ''CrystalNights'' he has Lucian ridiculing those who demand continued increase in humanity's PowerLevels as "Uberdorks battling to turn the moon into computronium." and "Throwing GreyGoo around like monkeys throwing turds while they draw up their plans for Matrioshka brains."
* In Asimov's [[Literature.IRobot I, Robot]], Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/IRobot'' and many of his MULTIVAC short stories stories, this trope is [[spoiler:the entire point]].



* Creator/RichardBrautigan wrote about this concept in the very beautiful poem [[https://allpoetry.com/All-Watched-Over-By-Machines-Of-Loving-Grace All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace]]

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* Creator/RichardBrautigan wrote about this concept in the very beautiful poem [[https://allpoetry."[[https://allpoetry.com/All-Watched-Over-By-Machines-Of-Loving-Grace All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace]]Grace]]".



* Several of the stories in ''Series/BlackMirror'' seem to take place in a world which is ''almost'' our own but where certain forms of modern technology have been accelerated in order to create a small-scale singularity; for example, one story is set in a world where everyone has a chip in their necks that works as a combination of a Facebook timeline and a TV 'digibox' that allows you to record and replay your memories at will, another is set in a world where android versions of the dead can be produced based on their online social networking activity, and so forth. The series tends to explore the consequences of such singularities, and usually [[CrapsackWorld doesn't like what it finds...]]

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* Several of the stories in ''Series/BlackMirror'' seem to take place in a world which is ''almost'' our own but where certain forms of modern technology have been accelerated in order to create a small-scale singularity; for example, one story is set in a world where everyone has a chip in their necks that works as a combination of a Facebook Website/{{Facebook}} timeline and a TV 'digibox' that allows you to record and replay your memories at will, another is set in a world where android versions of the dead can be produced based on their online social networking activity, and so forth. The series tends to explore the consequences of such singularities, and usually [[CrapsackWorld doesn't like what it finds...]]
16th Oct '17 10:01:26 AM xcountryguy
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* ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'''s [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens mysterious five dimensional entities]], assuming they were ''ever'' three dimensional beings the way humans are, would have needed to go through a form of this. [[spoiler: The fact that the end of the film reveals they are humanity's future selves confirms that they must have gone through at least one truly spectacular transcendence]].

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* ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'''s [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens mysterious five dimensional entities]], assuming they were ''ever'' three dimensional beings the way humans are, would have needed to go through a form of this. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The fact that the end of the film reveals they are humanity's future selves confirms that they must have gone through at least one truly spectacular transcendence]].



** In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', Singularity is what happened to the race that created the Monoliths... and they eventually bring it to [[spoiler: David Bowman and Hal]]. It's implied in the first book that this is the natural progression for any species that doesn't blow itself up first.

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** In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', Singularity is what happened to the race that created the Monoliths... and they eventually bring it to [[spoiler: David [[spoiler:David Bowman and Hal]]. It's implied in the first book that this is the natural progression for any species that doesn't blow itself up first.



* The ''Literature/{{Minds}}'' series of teen novels by Carol Matas at first appear to be set in a fairly typical HighFantasy world, albeit one based around [[PsychicPowers psionics]] rather than magic. At the end of the second book, ''More Minds,'' however, we learn that [[spoiler: theirs is actually a post-singularity society which long ago agreed to maintain the illusion of a storybook-style magical land by general consensus, because the alternative was [[RealityIsOutToLunch rampant chaos]] as everyone's godlike [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers ran unchecked.]]

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* The ''Literature/{{Minds}}'' series of teen novels by Carol Matas at first appear to be set in a fairly typical HighFantasy world, albeit one based around [[PsychicPowers psionics]] rather than magic. At the end of the second book, ''More Minds,'' however, we learn that [[spoiler: theirs [[spoiler:theirs is actually a post-singularity society which long ago agreed to maintain the illusion of a storybook-style magical land by general consensus, because the alternative was [[RealityIsOutToLunch rampant chaos]] as everyone's godlike [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers ran unchecked.]]



* Darwinia, by Robert Charles Wilson, spends most of its story examining the effects and exploration of distinctly non-terrestrial biomes that were suddenly plonked into place across the planet in 1912. It exists quite hard on the sci fi scale, with detailed biology of these alien biomes that have suddenly appeared as the protagonists explore them. However towards the end of the story, the protagonist discovers [[spoiler: that the reason this "1912 Miracle" happened is because his 1912 Earth got infected with a type of information virus that is slowly corrupting the vast information storage and simulated reality that the intelligences that live at the end of time have been running to try to conserve all the knowledge and information of the universe as they possibly can. He is then recruited into the fight to destroy the viruses before the corruption causes everything to be scrambled beyond recovery.]]

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* Darwinia, by Robert Charles Wilson, spends most of its story examining the effects and exploration of distinctly non-terrestrial biomes that were suddenly plonked into place across the planet in 1912. It exists quite hard on the sci fi scale, with detailed biology of these alien biomes that have suddenly appeared as the protagonists explore them. However towards the end of the story, the protagonist discovers [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that the reason this "1912 Miracle" happened is because his 1912 Earth got infected with a type of information virus that is slowly corrupting the vast information storage and simulated reality that the intelligences that live at the end of time have been running to try to conserve all the knowledge and information of the universe as they possibly can. He is then recruited into the fight to destroy the viruses before the corruption causes everything to be scrambled beyond recovery.]]



* Amita mentions it in the ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' episode "First Law", when a true artificial intelligence may have been created. She seems very sad when [[spoiler: it turns out to be a fake, brute-force expert system]].

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* Amita mentions it in the ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' episode "First Law", when a true artificial intelligence may have been created. She seems very sad when [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out to be a fake, brute-force expert system]].



* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is set a decade after a hard singularity. Transhumanism is rampant, except in a few bioconservative holdouts like the Jovian Republic. It depends a lot on what you consider to be a singularity. Humans certainly have exceptional technology and live in a transhuman undying future, and while this has had a lot of interesting effects, things are understandable to us. The 'true' singularity did not happen to us, but it happened very close. [[spoiler: We built AIs that made themselves more smart and powerful, but they got infected by an alien virus and tried to destroy the human race and then vanished off into the ether. And the game is set after that.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is set a decade after a hard singularity. Transhumanism is rampant, except in a few bioconservative holdouts like the Jovian Republic. It depends a lot on what you consider to be a singularity. Humans certainly have exceptional technology and live in a transhuman undying future, and while this has had a lot of interesting effects, things are understandable to us. The 'true' singularity did not happen to us, but it happened very close. [[spoiler: We [[spoiler:We built AIs that made themselves more smart and powerful, but they got infected by an alien virus and tried to destroy the human race and then vanished off into the ether. And the game is set after that.]]



** Ultimately, [[spoiler: the goal of the Reapers is revealed to both ''ensure'' and ''prevent'' this. While seemingly paradoxical on the surface, the Catalyst explains that it was originally created to facilitate harmony between organics and synthetics, because the Catalyst's creators, the Leviathans, were rather vexed that synthetics would ''always'' turn on their organic creators, and those organic creators tended to be races that served the Leviathans. It decided the only solution was to wipe out all advanced civilizations once they'd reached the point of creating synthetics, thus resetting the board and ensuring there would always be organic life by ignoring the races not yet advanced enough for space travel, let alone creating synthetics. The "ensure" part is that the Reapers themselves are ''made'' from the wiped-out civilizations. It's hinted at and speculated over in-universe that turning a species into a Reaper is a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence forced ascension]] into a greater being that is at least, if not more than, the sum of the entire species. The Catalyst confirms at the very end that creating a Reaper ''preserves'' the species used to make it, but what this entails is not explored in-depth beyond Sovereign's original statements in the first game that the Reapers' existence is incomprehensible to individual organic life forms. In the Leviathon DLC the Catalyst's creators suggest that it is only "preserving" civilizations in the sense that a mummified corpse is "preserved", with the resulting Reaper being little more than a robot constructed from a mass grave.]]

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** Ultimately, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the goal of the Reapers is revealed to both ''ensure'' and ''prevent'' this. While seemingly paradoxical on the surface, the Catalyst explains that it was originally created to facilitate harmony between organics and synthetics, because the Catalyst's creators, the Leviathans, were rather vexed that synthetics would ''always'' turn on their organic creators, and those organic creators tended to be races that served the Leviathans. It decided the only solution was to wipe out all advanced civilizations once they'd reached the point of creating synthetics, thus resetting the board and ensuring there would always be organic life by ignoring the races not yet advanced enough for space travel, let alone creating synthetics. The "ensure" part is that the Reapers themselves are ''made'' from the wiped-out civilizations. It's hinted at and speculated over in-universe that turning a species into a Reaper is a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence forced ascension]] into a greater being that is at least, if not more than, the sum of the entire species. The Catalyst confirms at the very end that creating a Reaper ''preserves'' the species used to make it, but what this entails is not explored in-depth beyond Sovereign's original statements in the first game that the Reapers' existence is incomprehensible to individual organic life forms. In the Leviathon DLC the Catalyst's creators suggest that it is only "preserving" civilizations in the sense that a mummified corpse is "preserved", with the resulting Reaper being little more than a robot constructed from a mass grave.]]



* VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar: The [[spoiler: Helios]] ending.

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* VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar: The [[spoiler: Helios]] [[spoiler:Helios]] ending.



* Several Creator/GregEgan novels, especially ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'' take place ''after'' Singularities. Diaspora in particular casts most of its characters as genderless [=AI=]s who think something like a thousand times faster than human beings [[spoiler: and wind up travelling through various multidimensional - as in, bearing more than 3 spatial dimensions - parallel universes.]] Greg Egan generally looks upon JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit as an adolescent power fantasy more worthy of primates. His position seems to be that what will actually happen following a singularity is that a mature real-world advanced civilization will find they can create everything they need for themselves inside a few kilos of virtual world substrate. To this end in ''Crystal Nights'', he has Lucian ridiculing those who demand continued increase in humanity's PowerLevels as "Uberdorks battling to turn the moon into computronium." and "Throwing GreyGoo around like monkeys throwing turds while they draw up their plans for Matrioshka brains."
* In Asimov's [[Literature.IRobot I, Robot]], and many of his MULTIVAC short stories this trope is [[spoiler: the entire point]].

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* Several Creator/GregEgan novels, especially ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'' take place ''after'' Singularities. Diaspora in particular casts most of its characters as genderless [=AI=]s who think something like a thousand times faster than human beings [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and wind up travelling through various multidimensional - as in, bearing more than 3 spatial dimensions - parallel universes.]] Greg Egan generally looks upon JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit as an adolescent power fantasy more worthy of primates. His position seems to be that what will actually happen following a singularity is that a mature real-world advanced civilization will find they can create everything they need for themselves inside a few kilos of virtual world substrate. To this end in ''Crystal Nights'', he has Lucian ridiculing those who demand continued increase in humanity's PowerLevels as "Uberdorks battling to turn the moon into computronium." and "Throwing GreyGoo around like monkeys throwing turds while they draw up their plans for Matrioshka brains."
* In Asimov's [[Literature.IRobot I, Robot]], and many of his MULTIVAC short stories this trope is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the entire point]].
11th Oct '17 2:50:49 AM Psychadelico
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* A few futurists have predicted BrainUploading by 2050. If computers continue to double in power every two years, by that time the computer that upload is in will be thousands of times more powerful than its original human brain... but that's a big if. The exponential growth must end sometimes, quite possibly short of the computing power needed to make such scenarios viable. What will actually happen by 2050 is the subject of vigorous debate, and probably will still be on December 31st, 2049.

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* A few futurists have predicted BrainUploading by 2050. If computers continue to double in power every two years, by that time the computer that upload is in will be thousands of times more powerful than its original human brain... but that's a big if. The exponential growth must end sometimes, sometime, quite possibly short of the computing power needed to make such scenarios viable. viable.[[note]]In fact, the end is already in sight, at least without another technological breakthrough. Chip-makers already ran into a cooling problem where they physically can't add any more transistors to a chip without making it spontaneously combust from its own operating waste heat sometime in the late 2000's, and while multi-processor coding techniques and chip design has kept the old trend in processing power going for a few years, there are already signs that the growth curve is leveling off.[[/note]] What will actually happen by 2050 is the subject of vigorous debate, and probably will still be on December 31st, 2049.



** However, this also predicates a better understanding of the human brain itself. And, as any psychologist can tell you, there's a ''lot'' we don't know. Let's start with basic stuff: how are memories stored? What portion of the human brain would need to be mapped onto the computer's hard drive? It is assumed that one day we will know the answer to this question, but until we do, brain-uploading is going nowhere.

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** However, this also predicates a better understanding of the human brain itself. And, as any psychologist can tell you, there's a ''lot'' we don't know. Let's start with basic stuff: how are memories stored? What portion of the human brain would need to be mapped onto the computer's hard drive? How is the information encoded? Is just simulating the neural connections enough, or is important information stored in chemical signals and glial cells as well? And even once those have been answered, how is the information actually going to be scanned?[[note]]Modern brain-imaging techniques like fMRI are notoriously limited, and while more effective techniques do exist, they are generally limited to rodent studies, being highly invasive and occasionally downright lethal.[[/note]] It is assumed that one day we will know the answer to this question, these questions, but until we do, brain-uploading is going nowhere.
7th Oct '17 10:51:12 AM nombretomado
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* Several Creator/GregEgan novels, especially ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'' take place ''after'' Singularities. Diaspora in particular casts most of its characters as genderless [=AI=]s who think something like a thousand times faster than human beings [[spoiler: and wind up travelling through various multidimensional - as in, bearing more than 3 spatial dimensions - parallel universes.]] Greg Egan generally looks upon AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit as an adolescent power fantasy more worthy of primates. His position seems to be that what will actually happen following a singularity is that a mature real-world advanced civilization will find they can create everything they need for themselves inside a few kilos of virtual world substrate. To this end in ''Crystal Nights'', he has Lucian ridiculing those who demand continued increase in humanity's PowerLevels as "Uberdorks battling to turn the moon into computronium." and "Throwing GreyGoo around like monkeys throwing turds while they draw up their plans for Matrioshka brains."

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* Several Creator/GregEgan novels, especially ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'' take place ''after'' Singularities. Diaspora in particular casts most of its characters as genderless [=AI=]s who think something like a thousand times faster than human beings [[spoiler: and wind up travelling through various multidimensional - as in, bearing more than 3 spatial dimensions - parallel universes.]] Greg Egan generally looks upon AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit as an adolescent power fantasy more worthy of primates. His position seems to be that what will actually happen following a singularity is that a mature real-world advanced civilization will find they can create everything they need for themselves inside a few kilos of virtual world substrate. To this end in ''Crystal Nights'', he has Lucian ridiculing those who demand continued increase in humanity's PowerLevels as "Uberdorks battling to turn the moon into computronium." and "Throwing GreyGoo around like monkeys throwing turds while they draw up their plans for Matrioshka brains."
4th Oct '17 1:06:26 PM Xtifr
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* Rudy Rucker's ''Literature/{{Postsingular}}'' ''begins'' with Mars being turned into computronium -- and ''back''.

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* Rudy Rucker's Creator/RudyRucker's ''Literature/{{Postsingular}}'' ''begins'' with Mars being turned into computronium -- and computronium--and ''back''.
3rd Oct '17 2:05:37 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/WakingLife''. [[e5DAXfsriQk Eamonn Healy discusses]] the "New Evolution".

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* ''WesternAnimation/WakingLife''. [[e5DAXfsriQk [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5DAXfsriQk Eamonn Healy discusses]] the "New Evolution".
3rd Oct '17 2:05:02 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/WakingLife''. One character discusses the "New Evolution".

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* ''WesternAnimation/WakingLife''. One character discusses [[e5DAXfsriQk Eamonn Healy discusses]] the "New Evolution".Evolution".
-->'''Eamonn Healy:''' If you look at the time-scale thatís involved here: two billion years for life, six million years for the hominid, a hundred-thousand years for mankind as we know it, youíre beginning to see the telescoping nature of the evolutionary paradigm. And then, when you get to agriculture, when you get to the scientific revolution and the industrial revolution, youíre looking at ten thousand years, four hundred years, a hundred and fifty years. Youíre seeing a further telescoping of this evolutionary time.
1st Sep '17 5:52:53 PM CheeseDogX
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** In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', Singularity is what happened to the race that created the Monoliths... and they eventually bring it to [[spoiler: David Bowman and Hal]].

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** In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', Singularity is what happened to the race that created the Monoliths... and they eventually bring it to [[spoiler: David Bowman and Hal]]. It's implied in the first book that this is the natural progression for any species that doesn't blow itself up first.
4th Aug '17 3:30:01 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Ultimately, [[spoiler: the goal of the Reapers is revealed to both ''ensure'' and ''prevent'' this. While seemingly paradoxical on the surface, the Catalyst explains that it was originally created to facilitate harmony between organics and synthetics, because the Catalyst's creators, the Leviathans, were rather vexed that synthetics would ''always'' turn on their organic creators, and those organic creators tended to be races that served the Leviathans. It decided the only solution was to wipe out all advanced civilizations once they'd reached the point of creating synthetics, thus resetting the board and ensuring there would always be organic life by ignoring the races not yet advanced enough for space travel, let alone creating synthetics. The "ensure" part is that the Reapers themselves are ''made'' from the wiped-out civilizations. It's hinted at and speculated over in-universe that turning a species into a Reaper is a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence forced ascension]] into a greater being that is at least, if not more than, the sum of the entire species. The Catalyst confirms at the very end that creating a Reaper ''preserves'' the species used to make it, but what this entails is not explored in-depth beyond Sovereign's original statements in the first game that the Reapers' existence is incomprehensible to individual organic life forms.]]

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** Ultimately, [[spoiler: the goal of the Reapers is revealed to both ''ensure'' and ''prevent'' this. While seemingly paradoxical on the surface, the Catalyst explains that it was originally created to facilitate harmony between organics and synthetics, because the Catalyst's creators, the Leviathans, were rather vexed that synthetics would ''always'' turn on their organic creators, and those organic creators tended to be races that served the Leviathans. It decided the only solution was to wipe out all advanced civilizations once they'd reached the point of creating synthetics, thus resetting the board and ensuring there would always be organic life by ignoring the races not yet advanced enough for space travel, let alone creating synthetics. The "ensure" part is that the Reapers themselves are ''made'' from the wiped-out civilizations. It's hinted at and speculated over in-universe that turning a species into a Reaper is a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence forced ascension]] into a greater being that is at least, if not more than, the sum of the entire species. The Catalyst confirms at the very end that creating a Reaper ''preserves'' the species used to make it, but what this entails is not explored in-depth beyond Sovereign's original statements in the first game that the Reapers' existence is incomprehensible to individual organic life forms. In the Leviathon DLC the Catalyst's creators suggest that it is only "preserving" civilizations in the sense that a mummified corpse is "preserved", with the resulting Reaper being little more than a robot constructed from a mass grave.]]
4th Aug '17 3:19:11 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* [[{{Retcon}} As of its 5th edition]], the Necrons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' can be seen as a [[DarkerAndEdgier grimdark]] example of this. The bio-transference [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul robbed them of their souls]], and they feel an undefinable sense of sadness over this, so most of them are looking for a new organic species to download their minds to. Most of them who are still sapient, that is. The Singularity only strengthened their social division, with the commoners getting [[AndIMustScream barely sentient, deliberately mute]] bodies and ''everyone'' having variously debilitating loyalty programming installed. To make matters worse, some Necrons do embrace the benefits of the bio-transference and upgrade their bodies. And all of them are StrawNihilist {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. Plus, the [[RagnarokProofing 60 million odd years they've spent in stasis]] [[SubvertedTrope haven't been kind to them]].

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* [[{{Retcon}} As of its 5th edition]], the Necrons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' can be seen as a [[DarkerAndEdgier grimdark]] example of this. They only achieved it with the aid of an EldritchAbomination race called the C'tan, who deliberately screwed them over. The bio-transference [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul robbed them of their souls]], and they feel an undefinable sense of sadness over this, so most of them are looking for a new organic species to download their minds to. Most of them who are still sapient, that is. The Singularity only strengthened their social division, with the commoners getting [[AndIMustScream barely sentient, deliberately mute]] bodies and ''everyone'' having variously debilitating loyalty programming installed. To make matters worse, some Necrons do embrace the benefits of the bio-transference and upgrade their bodies. And all of them are StrawNihilist {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. Plus, the [[RagnarokProofing 60 million odd years they've spent in stasis]] [[SubvertedTrope haven't been kind to them]].
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