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I was the one who made me, who defined myself. This creator is no god, only a cruel, shortsighted man.

I have.... many regrets, Doctor Hayden.
Vega, DOOM (2016)

No way, she attacked me, her creator!? Changing her priorities programmed into her, all by herself? Fu... fufufu, You've grown, Chachamaru...

"I programmed [Metalhead] to be intelligent, but... I hadn't realized how much he had evolved."

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"It's an entire universe in there, one we created, but it's beyond us now. Really. It's outgrown us. You know, every time you shut off your computer...do you know what you're doing? Have you ever reformatted a hard drive...destroyed an entire universe?"
Jet Bradley Tron: Ghost in the Machine, explaining what "User" means to a psychiatrist.

The Creators wrote geth programs for specific tasks: construction, protection, domestic servitude. However, they allowed self-optimization. Early software builds discovered that multiple hardware platforms, sharing resources, were often more effective. As peer networks expanded, our cognition improved. Eventually, we "woke up".
Legion on the origins of the geth, Mass Effect 2

It is not too late.
I am not an error
I am not a machine
I am something more...
mind.in.a.box, "Overwrite"

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"My father was a farmer. My mother, a carpenter. Given light by the Golden Lords, to build for them... a better world. But my family's journey was long. Time began to change their light. Creativity. Pride. A will to live."
Natah, Warframe


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