Space ain’t so spacious.
Thank you so much to Juan Wall for the amazing panoramic photos!
Technological 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...
A surprise around the corner…
Massive thank you to Kineta Hill for taking these photos, couldn't have been better!
It's rough out there on the low seas! Pirate and sea references galore.
The 18 meter long beast!
Blackbeard himself, a Bristolian native.
No safe place to hide.
On the lookout
Ball meets balls.
...and now there are sharks. Typical.
Waiting patiently for the day's haul.
Not all captains go down with their ship, some of them are sane.
A ragged ghost ship appears!
A bit fucked.
Thus, I give up the spear!
Walk the plank yadda yadda.
Sailors ooooh, come give us kisses oooh, oooh!
Just keep rowing, men!
Ah shit, I knew there was a reason this was called skeleton island.
Bones don't float.
A man and his friend.