Time is a strange thing, the organic's are more aware as every moment there body's change and there physical existence is limited, they race around
like ant's not quite knowing were they are going and often ending up were they don't want to be.
The old scientist looked back on his life with great regret, he had never met the right woman and had never wanted to just settle with the first
willing to settle with him, indeed he had never chased any relationship's or indeed been what anyone would call a people person choosing instead to
live an inward looking and private life and making his science and research his one true passion above all else, indeed it might have been said of him
that there was no room in his life for a woman or children but now in his old age he regretted this bitterly.
The institute had forced retirement on him and he had no where else to go so after a few week's feeling his mind fading with nothing to work on he
walked down to the lowest level of his old house and opened the door to his basement, there he had a laboratory which he had not used in over two
decade's, the equipment was antiquated but unique and had once been state of the art research gear which he had refused to see scrapped on the off
chance the new piece's could not do the job of the old one's and so the university had let him keep hold of them, well it would be more true to say he
had let himself keep them as it was or rather it had been his department, the Department of Applied Cybernetic Research and development which had then
been partially funded by the DOD.
But time's change, new faculty's replace the old one's and new investor's want brilliant young mind's.
New blood they said, time to move on they said, your getting old and we need new idea's they said and the faculty had listened to them.
He did not know quite what he was going to do, new blood, the word's rang around in his mind as he remembered the dean saying them to him, the dean
who had never been a true academic just a pen pusher whose only research had been about furthering his own carreer, the old professor had been there
when he had been just a jock playing for the university football team.
As he looked around he saw something, it was an old prototype for an advanced prosthetic arm, it had been better than anything on the market then or
now and more lifelike even able to stimulate nerve's in the spine using small neural transceivers that used protein based circuitry to interface with
the limb's recipient, it had even been superior to a real arm but they had decided that it was too expensive and not cost effective to pursue the
research and development stage any longer so had sold off the patent's based on his discovery's and closed the project down since as they put it only
a millionaire could afford even just a hand though he had argued that cost's would reduce with mass production, his argument's had fallen on deaf
ear's so despite the early success the project had been abandoned, then he had like much else kept the prototype instead of scrapping it and his and
his team's research note's and plan's so not it and the rest of the research materials were here were they had been mouldering away for the all these
years in the hope that some day he could continue working on it but he had never had time until now, being part owner of the patent's had paid well
and he could afford to at least begin to work on it again.
So it was that month's passed as the old man turned even more into a recluse spending every waking hour in his basement were he was tinkering with
micro circuitry and constructing, testing and improvising newer technologys into it and steadily the limb started to evolve and become more coplex but
it was not enough so driven by some unintended motivation he continued like a mad man spending all his time down in his basement expanding on it until
it grew into something far more, first the arm and then he made a leg, a torso, even a head it kept growing until instead of becoming a prosthetic or
even a collection of cybernetic prosthetic's it had become a full artificial body perfect down to the smallest detail and superior to the frail human
body's it had been created in the likeness of and yet it lacked the one most important of all component's that would make it meaningful, a mind.
The prototype solid state circuit looked like a black and grey melon but within it were trillion's of interconnected multiprocessing core's and
quantum pathway's, another of those shut down project's it had been intended as a new generation compact computer for military satellite's but it had
always lacked a program though the hardware had been completed in this one prototype, it now sat inside the ceramic skull of the android and now that
he had time the professor started to construct the necessary branching algorithm's, a collective of sub hierarchical subroutines that prioritized
successful functioning and overlaying transducer connected memory storage and processing subroutine's that would form the basis of an artificial
subconscious for this artificial brain and at last the program's started to mesh together autonomously when he ran tests and watched them forming into
a cohesive whole that was actually working on it's own but it could never become consciousness, for that he needed something far more, he needed a
All his life he had wondered what it would be like to be a father, the closest he had come emotionally had been over two decades ago when there had
been a beautiful intelligent young woman, a brilliant and gifted intern who he had grown very fond of but more in a fatherly way despite her extreme
physical beauty and with an almost fatherly pride in her accomplishment's he had dreamed that one day she could become as brilliant as he believed
that she could be and would fullfil her promise but that had been decades ago way back in the 2020's and then tragedy had struck robbing the world of
her intellect when she had been tragically killed in a car accident.
Though it had been dead for week's when it was finally handed over She had left her body and brain to the university, the data from the cellular
disection's and modeling of her brain was available and even more importantly her brain had been scanned in detail some week's earlier before the
crash so coupled with that he believed he could simulate her living brain inside the computer core which was now before him in the android body he had
constructed, he thought back again, her face now faded in his memory but not her paper's, though she had been only an intern they had been more
brilliant than many professors three time's her age.
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