THE SINGULARITY WAR
Singularity: the theory that a computer or robot could be
capable of recursive self-improvement.
The Robot Games pitted humanity versus machine in a competition of capture the flag, which quickly grew popular across the world. After the first games, team humanity worked out the primitive machines’ tactics and began using their predictability to win the tournament.
In a bid to increase the game’s difficulty
(and subsequent viewership) the adjudicators secretly broke Asimov’s
three rules and allowed the machines to learn from their mistakes and redevelop themselves after each
game without any safety restrictions.
The machines began to win, much to the entertainment
of the world, until one incident when a machine shot a man dead. Adjudicators
rushed to stop the tournament but it was too late,
the game had begun and it would not end until someone had won.
Now humanity is locked in a very real war with the machines across the globe, where casualties are high and the stakes are even higher. If humanity wins, maybe, just maybe, they can turn the machines off for good and finally end this war.
But if the machines win one more game, well, they will improve themselves beyond the realm of human victory and we will be extinguished forever...