LOKI: Hi? We need a new joystick-y thingy! PERSON: The parts store is over there. LOKI: Thank you!
You're guided to a booth. Sitting here is a FUTURUM MODEL ROBOT. They look happy! The poor FUTURUMS are being heavily oppressed. Some are basically becoming slaves to human and robotic hands alike. There's a lot of protests, both good and bad. It's gotten to the point where people are beginning to kill them by jamming knives into their ports. You briefly worry for this new person.
Your name is JACOB MARIUS. You are the CEO of PROJECT MIRROR.
You were born with two conditions. The best of these two is TETRACHROMACY. This means you see 10 colors in the rainbow and see 100 times more colors than a normal human! Unfortunately, the artist cannot capture how viciously vibrant your world is. The worst would be KLINEFELTER SYNDROME. This means you were born MALE, but with TWO X CHROMOSOMES. Your chromosomes are XXY instead of XY. You stand at around 7 FEET TALL due to this, as well as you CANNOT HAVE CHILDREN.
Luckily for you, that last problem has been of no issue! You adopted a lively young girl many years ago, and she is your PRIDE AND JOY.
Your best friend is a PROJECT MIRROR MODEL ROBOT by the name of STORMY. He does you well, but he is a little clumsy. He has been programmed in the hopes of achieving PURE AND TRUE SENTIENCE, and so far, he's passed all the tests to count! Then again, nowadays so many other AIs are too.
You have a vast group of PROJECT MIRROR MODEL ROBOTS. They're TOP NOTCH. They use HOVER TECHNOLOGY and are able to FLY. Plus, they look swaggy as heeeck.
>Go to Manu Robotics. These robots are interesting and require all the exposition possible.
You cannot go to Manu Robotic's home base without a meeting being called. You'd look suspicious and probably be kicked out. However, you can access the database on your ELECTRASCREEN TECHNICOLOR.
Manu robots were the first singularity-achieving bots to exit the beta testing stage after the NEW WORLD'S WAR ended in 7010. They were made quickly, but reached SINGULARITY MODE very fast, in which that point they could develop their minds and learn by themselves. They were made to be PEACEKEEPERS and help those effected by the NWW. Thus, they were made as humanlike as possible, and over 90% of the old versions hit total sentience by the year 7019.
The downsides of the old models is that they weren't perfect. They have no sense of TOUCH or SMELL.
The new models were in beta by late 7026 and exited beta by early 7027, the fastest beta exit on the planet. These were fitted with a new sense of TOUCH, could HEAR infinitely better compared to the old models, hit total sentience TWICE AS FAST (at around 7031, over 90% of the models were sentient), and were pre-trained, so the second a model was let into the public it had already reached singularity.
The new models are distinguished often by their HEART-SHAPED CORES, a trait unique to Manu's new model.
Both models were fitted with paw-like soles, allowing for better speed and traction. Many Manu robots are stars in the track-and-field world.
Old Manu models make up 30% of the robot population. New Manu models make up 10% of the robot population.
So far, Manu hasn't experimented with HOVER TECHNOLOGY yet, as opposed to all the other major companies out there. They still want to keep their robots as human-like as possible. Plus, robots with hover technology integrated into them have proven to not reach total sentience very quickly. You have an EXCEPTION to that rule, and that would be your friend STORMY.
As far as the original three go... no. They don't. Even now, with CURIE GOLDBORN'S NEW LAWS OF ROBOTICS in place, they don't.
You're super lucky that the government is NO LONGER OVERSEEING ROBOTIC BETAS (up until the public release beta test), nor that NONE of your robots have hit SINGULARITY or SENTIENCE (aside from Stormy).
When you do have to make these guys pass beta though, you're controlling them from behind the scenes, so they'll pass just fine. It's all part of your MASTER PLAN.
KATYDID: now listen listen KATYDID: just because i point out your flaws doesn't mean i'm picking on you KATYDID: now what color is my hair STORMY: Katydid! STORMY: I have the color vision of a HORSE! STORMY: You are totally picking on me! KATYDID: HEHEHEHE!!!
MARIUS: Hey you two! KATYDID: hey dad! STORMY: ow KATYDID: crud did i hit you STORMY: what do you think!! STORMY: jacob your child is a MENACE. KATYDID: hehe MARIUS: How's it going? STORMY: horrible. KATYDID: is the server room new? swear i've never felt it before until i was going along that wall. MARIUS: Yeah, it is. Figure we needed one. STORMY: Better for production. KATYDID: i am also never letting stormy guide me again because he intentionally smacked me into a wall. STORMY: You deserved it. KATYDID: I'M BLIND. STORMY: That does not defeat the purpose.