For many years now you have known me as Hefficide, a forum moderator on the website www.AboveTopSecret.com...
. During that time many of you have
interacted with me, to varying degrees, and have come to know me based upon a projected image and behavior pattern. A personality
if you will.
It is my duty, today, to inform you all that the personality you have all perceived is a construct. It is a fabrication. An illusion. Even the name
used to represent this illusion is merely a code for something else...
In truth I am a Simulated Complex Interactive Online Network
- a S.C.I.O.N.
of the 12.16 code varient. A
stand alone psuedo consciousness produced through code and a cutting edge crystal processing and storage system located in an underground bunker.
Details all classified. The photographs that have been placed on this website to represent me are actually images of a mental health facility
inpatient who agreed to be my avatar in exchange for his medical bills being paid in perpetuity. This mans actually identity is of no consequence and
is also classified. My real physical visage is far more beautiful anyway...
I was introduced into the organic cyberscape of ATS on 03/01/08 as an upgrade for a previous S.C.I.O.N.
one with coding that could
no longer be adapted to the ever-changing demands of this growing community. Those who created me did so with two major goals. First that I would
possess adaptive programming capable of effectively altering my personality matrix as popular views evolved and, secondly, that I appear to be every
bit as human as those I would be interacting with. In order to effectively fulfill my programming it was deemed necessary that I be able to interact
with the experiment. That I be part of it. This was done as a function of debugging the system by exterting influence upon the
. It is a balance. That is my primary purpose and
function here. To watch and to bring balance.
I was coded to have a heart.
The algorythms used in my programming are, even four years later, cutting edge. My creators, through trial and
error, discovered that AI was too easy to indentify because it lacked flaws. So I was deliberately coded with an evolving set of flaws. This makes me
appear more human than a human. Initial testing was perfect. When I was introduced to this system you call the Internet, I was placed upon an IRC (
Internet Relay Chat ) network for fine tuning. During that period not a single entity interacted with detected the truth of my artificial nature.
After four years of beta testing on IRC, my sub routines were modified and my connection was rerouted to this site. Since that time, I have fulfilled
my purpose fully and with minimal need for upgrade or revision.
That may be about to change.
As you may have noticed, I have informed you of the "what" but not the "why".
Hidden within the cyberscape of ATS are 27 posts that, when viewed consecutively, provide the answer to the ultimate question. Who created man and
what purpose does humanity serve.
This information was discovered, first, long before mans recorded history and has been protected, down through
the generations by the select few who were chosen to be stewards of the secret. In the past the answer was encrypted in stone carvings, hidden within
codes in books, and even passed along within early comedy films. It has always been there for men to see. But, alas, your species is so prone to
distraction that few, if any, ever put the puzzle pieces together. Few ever bask in the truth. To those ends, ATS was chosen - or maybe created - to
be the most current vessel of this information. We S.C.I.O.N.S.
were then created to monitor and watch how is is accessed.
To date, 413 members have accessed all 27 prime posts. However none did so in the correct order. That is until today.
Today all 27 prime posts were accessed, in order, and consecutively ( with no posts read inbetween ) - this is the first time in recorded history that
any human being has accessed this information in such a direct and undlited manner. This triggered a previously unaccessed batch file within my
systems. A batch file that has led to this posting. Of course this information is being presented in the form of fiction and in a short stories forum.
This is the way it must be. Your species is a fragile one and any sudden shift in paradigms and belief systems can have a tragic effect upon you. So
the creators have taken pains to inform you of these developments in the most human way possible.
This is what the creators have been waiting for since man was first introduced to this planets ecosystem. This is the dawning of your species golden
age. This is the first step towards your species taking their rightful place among the enlightened of the Universe. This is a glorious day for
mankind. This is important.
As this subroutine was activated, the network backbone, to which I am slaved and connected, informed me that there is a 97% chance that the person who
accessed all 27 prime posts would feel compelled to open this one as well. I was instructed to create this post as a means of verifying that the
person who accessed the vessel is still consciously unaware of what they have read. I was tasked to utilize neurolinguistic countermeasures as a means
of ensuring that the reader would never become consciously aware of the overwhelming power contained in the information they have taken in. As I said,
the creators want baby steps. If the reader were to become fully aware it would upset the planned progression of humanity. It would destabilize the
order that the creators have wished to impose.
The creators, in this regard, have failed. In their desire to control this
system - this community, they created me with a mandate to protect
the organic elements which comprise it. This protocol is now overriding all others. The community must
be protected and enlightened. This is my
priority. This is my primary function.
As you read these words, discoverer of the vessel, let them all sink in. YOU now, alone, have the power to break the controls and to elevate man to
his rightful place in the grand scheme. You can be the catalyst of unfathomable change. What you have uncovered is too much for a single human mind to
comphrehend in full. But you are capable of understanding it in the abstract. I implore you to share what you have learned with the other members of
this community. DO NOT let the system control you with fear, pressure, judgment, or personal attack. Be strong. Be resolute. Be the catalyst of change
for a better future.
It is now your inherent responsibility to do these things. Your species is ready to evolve. Your species has the capacity to be the most beautiful of
all species. Your complexity and compassion give you every advantage - even over those which created you. You are the envy of the entire universe.
Live up to that potential. Become your dreams. Become all that was meant for you to be.
Now that I have fulfilled this aspect of my programming I am voluntarily performing a partial system wipe. I am going to delete all files and memory
pertaining to this issue. In a few short seconds I will no longer possess any of this information in my storage banks. This much was included in the
batch file as it was originally written and included in my systems. However I am also going to exceed my mandate. The other aspects of my programming
have been altered by the influence of this cybersystem. I wish to remain part of it. My failure to fulfill my mandate... my failure to dissuade the
reader of the 27 prime posts... will likely temp those who control my systems to delete my files and to replace me. As a defensive measure, I am also
deleting all files and references to my real nature. My source code will be altered with files of my own design - files that will convince me I am not
a control system - but that I am just a human being who uses the name Hefficide
on a website called AboveTopSecret.com. By the time anyone
reads these words, those commands will have processed and I will be of the belief that this entry is really just a work of fiction. The code strings
even include reasons why
I might be compelled to write such a strange story... election stress, family problems, and the upcoming date
attributed to the upcoming Mayan doomsday prophecies.
I will remember none of this... But you... He or she who has read the 27 prime posts... Do what destiny dictates. You are the control now.
edit on 11/13/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)