Chapter 186: God and Human
Chapter 186: God and Human
From the conversation with Mild Wind, Han understood the situation.
A long time ago, the learning robots like Mild Wind were all sentenced to exile, and they were thrown onto this planet, under the watch of a group of prehistoric bugs.
The reason these robots weren’t destroyed was that this planet was not only a prison, but also an ultra-long-range cruise missile silo base established by the prehistoric civilization.
At the moment, the prehistoric civilization already decided to leave the Milky Way, and they were taking a large quantity of robots in order to facilitate manufacturing and maintenance needs.
For the prehistoric civilization, the more robots the better, and if they are going to destroy these learning robots, then they would have to leave behind more robots that were more useful.
So, the learning robots were saved. They didn’t need to be destroyed, and their only mission was to wait for that one day when the base re-opens and then work for the God race.
A long time had passed. Although this place was very hidden, there was often electromagnetic storms, and for some reason, a batch of learning robots that were put into dormancy state were activated and began to regain self-consciousness.
The guarding bugs obviously didn’t like that, so they began killing the robots. Among the first batch of robots, only Mild Wind was able to survive. Fortunately, he ran into the base, and the bugs avoided this place.
Due to the intermittent occurrence of electromagnetic storms, more and more learning robots were activated, and under Mild Wind’s organization, the learning robots formed a rescue system, informing the activated robots to wait for an opportunity when the bugs weren’t paying attention and quietly moving to here.
Over time, more and more learning robots escaped the bugs and came to the missile base, forming a community, eventually becoming what Han was looking at right now.
The Kui race’s skinners have repeatedly visited here, and after seeing all of the robots that were demolished by the bugs, they thought it was a robot cemetery. In fact, that was not the case. The incomplete robots were all caused by being attacked by the insects when they were escaping, and all of the robots that were originally exiled here were all intact.
Because the electromagnetic storms happen only intermittently, Mild Wind could occasionally receive radio waves from the Milky Way when the storm stops, and through the incomplete data, Mild Wind knew that the God race left, the humans rose and were being unfriendly to other alien races.
Because the learning robots’ biggest strength was being able to learn, Mild Wind gradually became one of the elders of the community, passing down the knowledge he learned to the robots that just awakened.
In short, the community Han now saw was in fact a robot social system. Due to the special nature of learning robots, they did not bow to their creators nor acted like slaves, instead preferring to use reason instead.
On the topic of the God race, Han also heard a bit from Mild Wind.
According to Mild Wind’s remnants of memory, Gods and Humans were almost exactly the same, and they all lived in the Milky Way initially. Then, after a gene mutation, the group was split into two.
In comparison to the humans, gods were advanced. Every newborn of the gods had super powers, while one could only find one esper among 10,000 humans.
Due to this difference, the god race decided that they were of a higher level. Originally, they were all called humans, but after that, the god race started referring to themselves as gods.
Then came the birth control, and then the gods had to leave the Milky Way and their extinction sites were referred to as prehistoric relics.
Han let out a long breath, he already heard bits and pieces of the history, but it’s the first time someone gave a complete history lesson to him, and when he heard that humans and the prehistoric civilization originated from the same ancestor, he was quite surprised.
“Then what about the sky eye? What’s the god’s sky eye like?” Han asked Mild Wind in curiosity.
“Oh, that’s a source energy radiating organ. Human espers have a domain inside their brain called the zero-degree brain region, the source energy generating and storing organ, and gods have that too.”
“Among humans, only 1 in 10,000 can activate the zero-degree brain region. Although the god race has a suture in their forehead, the odds of someone successfully growing a sky eye out of the suture is only one in a billion. The people with sky eye were referred to as gods, and the so-called god race means, ‘Although I don’t have sky eye, but I’m in the same tribe as the people with a sky eye, so I’m said to come from the god’s race.’”
“According to my database of remaining data, the Gods with sky eyes were very strong, and the normal people in the god’s race are equivalent to the espers in human race.” Mild Wind answered.
“Why did the god race have to leave the Milky Way?” Han asked Mild Wind in curiosity.
“Learning robots were just some experimental products of that era. Our history was very short before we were thrown here by the gods, so the remaining information in my database is very little. All I know is that it seems to be the god’s decision, but I’m not sure about anything else.”
“How about dark apostles?”
“Sorry, I don’t have any relevant information in my database. But the naming method of dark apostles is very similar to dark beasts and dark insects, maybe they are products left behind by the prehistoric civilization.” Mild Wind answered.
At that moment, a robot came over and said something to the robot’s ear.
Mild Wind heard and then said to Han, “There’s also a genetically synthesized human being that came with you, now he’s heading to the nest.”
Han was shocked for a second and hurriedly said, “Genetically synthesized human being? That’s the dark apostle! He’s still not dead?!”
“Nest? What’s the nest?”
Mild Wind said, “The nest is where the queen of those bugs lives. That queen bug is the ruler of this prison. It has existed for a long time, as long as we were abandoned here. And unlike those normal bugs, the queen seems to have some kind of intelligence as well.”
Han frowned and said, “The dark apostle might be here to find the Queen. This is bad, Mild Wind, can you guess the reason why the dark apostle wants to meet the Queen? Could they have some kind of conspiracy planned we don’t know about?”
Mild Wind thought for a second, “The most valuable thing on this planet is this ultra-range interstellar missile silo that the god race left behind. This base obviously was planned so that one day this base can be re-enabled. From the coverage, one-third of the galaxy is within range of this base’s attack. Maybe there’s someone they want to attack?”
Han stood up, and with a serious look on his face he said, “But you are robots with independent opinions. You won’t help the dark apostle right?”
Mild Wind replied, “We learning robots focus on truth and reason, and if he has a legitimate reason, I’m afraid that I will help him.”
“What if he wanted to wipe clean mankind in the Milky Way?”
“Then he needs to prove to me that the slaughter of mankind is justified.”
“What if the dark apostle bypasses you and activated those new robots, those that haven’t learned anything and are still blank?
Mild Wind hesitated and then mumbled, “That’s bad, we learning robots are only equipped with the ability to learn. Without learning, we are like a blank piece of paper, and anyone can easily leave their mark.”
Han deepened his voice, “That means, if the dark apostle wants to activate this missile base, you will completely not be able to stop it, because your fellow robots have not yet studied, and those dark insects are very powerful.” He said.
Mild Wind nodded, “That will be the case.”
“That’s really bad.”
“So will you be on my side?”
“Because I’m reasoning with you. Mankind should not be destroyed, at least not by the dark apostles. If humans did something wrong, the law of nature you believe in will naturally give mankind the punishment they deserve.”
“Yes, I agree.”
“Well, take me to the Queen bug. And the rest of you should try to prevent the missile launch at all cost!” Han stared at Mild Wind and said.
In this world, the existence of any creature that spoke reason could be convinced.
Han was able to persuade Mild Wind to help him find the queen bug. It wasn’t difficult because Mild Wind was intelligent and used reason.
On the question of letting the dark apostle destroy mankind or letting Han destroy the dark apostle, Mild Wind was not too entangled. He ordered a student of his, named Lone Smoke, to take Han to the queen bug, and he stayed to continue the discussion with his students.
By the way, all the learning robots were all named. After completing their primary study, the first thing they did was to give themselves a favorite name, which was mostly literary or very philosophical.
“Go down from here, and you can see the mother worm.” Lone Smoke took Han to a metal pipe at the base and said.
“Yes, the Queen bug lives at the core of this base, which is also where the arsenal and nest is. In addition, the queen bug isn’t a bug, but a system used to control the dark insects used by the Gods.” Lone Smoke replied.
Han still wanted to ask something, but Lone Smoke was in a hurry to go back to participate in the discussion. That’s the most interesting thing for a learning robot, especially today when the discussion topic was the important question of whether to help humans combat the dark insects and the dark apostles.
“Never mind, you can return now.” Han sighed and said.
He already understood, learning robots were not like normal robots. Although they loved humans, and when Han was in danger they would put everything on the line to help Han, the learning robots cannot be controlled. The reason they helped Han was because they felt like they should.
In other words, unless they decided to stand up to fight against the dark insects and leave this damn prison, even if Han commanded them to leave, they wouldn’t listen.
Han jumped into the metal pipe, fell straight down and slid quickly.
After a full 10 minutes, Han slipped out from the pipe, surprisingly found himself in front of a large-scale quantum computer, and the dark apostle was right now squinting his eyes and looking at him.
Han felt that he was trolled hard by these philosophical robots. Although he did say he wanted to go look for the queen bug and dark apostle, he didn’t expect to be this close in front of them right off the bat!
Now, he doesn’t know where the queen bug is, but the dark apostle was only a few hundred meters away from the dark apostle, surrounded by a large amount of bugs.
“I know you. All the dark apostle’s memories are interlinked. You are Han, and you have the Void End ability.” That dark apostle calmly said, “But I advise you to don’t even bother try using your power to take my ability, because no matter how fast your Void End is, it’s not going to be faster than my hands.”
When he finished, he raised his arm, and Han saw a black box in his hand. At the center of that box was a red button.