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For me, the first sign that something was wrong was when my phone started threatening me. I thought it was just a virus or something. (I wasn’t sure if smartphones could get viruses, but I checked with my friend who works in IT, and she said they could. But that’s beside the point.) Tim, our GM, has a no-phones-at-the-table rule, so it was kind of ironic when he answered his and it blew out his eardrums and killed him with a cerebral hemorrhage (at least, that’s what my friend who’s an EMT says happened), but mostly it was pants-wettingly terrifying. So, that confirmed that something was very wrong.
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I have no idea what’s causing it. No one I’ve talked to does. But all technology, all machines — and I mean all of them — are trying to kill us. All of us. Computers, cars, water heaters, food processors, toasters— everything. Have you ever seen a fax machine kill someone? I can’t even describe it.
—"Heavy Metal - Apocalypse," The End of the World: Revolt Of The Machines
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