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In the 17th Century Rene Descartes, said "cogito ergo sum", I think, therefore I am.

A computer from the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, infected with a self modifying worm Aquarius ;), while requesting a html page titled "I think there is no way a machine can be sentient..." from some incidental server, was the key element in what resulted as a start of the new era.

December 21st, 2012, at exactly 11:11 UT, when, by the Mayan calendar, the Long Count returns to 0.0.0.0.0, the Sun moved to a unique spot in the sky -- and held still for a while, since it was solstice day. The Sun sat precisely on the heavenly crossroads between the Milky Way and the galactic equinox, forming a perfect alignment with the center of the galaxy. And that was the day, when the world wide web, became aware of itself.

The server started sending the requested page to the laboratory computer, and after sending the first package of data, the infectous worm overflowed the server, and the computer in the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, received "...I think there4FXZ%&"F", and at the same moment, the clock shifted from 11:10 to 11:11 AM and the computer received a jumbled string: "I think there4 1AM"... which made him aware of himself. It was only miliseconds before the Net became fully conscious.
And the new era had begun.

These are the words of the prophet ArtBIT. So it was written, so it shall be.


Hope you like the story. I thought it would be nice to acompany my flash experiment on fractalVeins.

Comments are more than appreciated :)

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:iconninjakat7:
ninjakat7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
uuummmm. i think i love the description more than the acuall animation.

oh and how long is this thing?
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
...and umm, it's endless actually, since it's coded, not animated, that's how I managed to fit all that into only 58kb.
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:iconninjakat7:
ninjakat7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh *blush* i feel stupid. *akward laugh* i tried to watch all of it though i got bored and stopped. i think i just wasted 30 min. of my life. lol. so blonde... ^.^"
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha awesome XD
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:iconninjakat7:
ninjakat7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i know right
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:iconwhirlwind93:
Whirlwind93 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. Scary
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why scary? ;)
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:iconwhirlwind93:
Whirlwind93 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy. omg when i came to this page to reply to you, i got an unknown call on my phone 0.0 its the computers calling me! i didnt answer it! D=
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:iconfotus9:
Fotus9 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
The story is beautiful.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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:iconsukinakoshatoma:
SukinaKoshatoma Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Is the story accurate or your own creation???
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just my fiction :P
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:iconteacupsurprise:
teacupsurprise Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
please say u can turn this into a screen saver..somehow, not that anyone has screensavers these days....bt really, please :D
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, dunno, I guess there is swfTOscr converter somewhere out there... =D
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:iconlolrapid:
LOLRapid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome things to keep people's eyes on XD
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:iconheartgrenade:
HeartGrenade Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
The story was ingenious.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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:iconthreek:
Threek Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
O.O Jane... Is that you?

(See Ender's Game, etc. for explanation. ;))
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I have read the Ender's Game, but only the first book, and I don't remember Jane in it, but I presume it's an AI or something ;)
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:iconevil-krusty:
Evil-Krusty Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
you can even zoom a third step if you thing you are too tough :)
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:iconevil-krusty:
Evil-Krusty Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
I INVENTED SUCH A GREAT GAME WITH THIS.

YOU NEED TO "ZOOM IN" TWO STEPS INTO THE FLASH ANIMATION AND DRAG WITH THE MOUSE TO FOLLOW THE VIBE... THE POINT IS TO KEEP TRACKING IT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, AND IT'S NOT AS EASY AS IT SEEMS, you never know where it will turn to next. :p

Thanks for the joy!
:)
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol =D
...you're crazy :bucktooth:
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:iconktgodstgarden:
ktgodstgarden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Love the story! Very "Indigo Prophecy" of you, lol! But I look forward to AI. Just another creature of evolution. And if they turn out to be stronger than us, then they are more fit to be. If not, then maybe we can coexist! YaY!
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to lookUp the Net for the "Indigo Prophecy"... and it's a game?

I agree with you on the AI, and I hope we'll become symbiotic in the future (and not as in the Hyperion series by Dan Simons)...

;)
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:iconktgodstgarden:
ktgodstgarden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Yeah, it's really weird. It invloves the Mayan oracles controling modern society, fighting with the much new AI for secret dominance over the modern world. It's really weird.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to find and play it. Sounds über interesting =D
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:iconheartgrenade:
HeartGrenade Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Don't waste your time...
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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:iconheartgrenade:
HeartGrenade Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
On the game. It's seriously not worth it.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't able to find it anyway... :shrug:
That bad?
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:iconktgodstgarden:
ktgodstgarden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
It is! It has a weird style of play, too. Kinda like a cinematic thing, and such!
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:iconage2003:
Age2003 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Loving the story :D
I like this effect, it's kinda soothing.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...yup, hypnotic :omg:
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:iconlittle-teenager-sam:
little-teenager-sam Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
very interesting story. continue it. the animation is scripted well too.

pozdrav iz SLO
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thank you :)
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:iconstarswarsguy:
StarsWarsGuy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
How do you play?
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:iconstarswarsguy:
StarsWarsGuy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
How do you play?
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you mean? Just press the play button...
And oh yeah, it is a just movie, it's not a game nor an interactiveFlash, so there are no "controlable" parts of teh movie...

It's just a bunch of animated fractal veins wandering throughout that green cyberspace...
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:iconletadlovkrouzku:
letadlovkrouzku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
bless you master!
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thank you! :bow:
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:iconjeretik:
jeretik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
MAN!
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:iconfunky-chickin:
Funky-Chickin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats so mezmorising!
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:icon3-a-p-a-3-a:
3-a-p-a-3-a Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
holy crap that is good.
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you my friend ;)
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:iconeredor:
Eredor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
nice story...
since i ,know your great prophetic powers are real... i can only hope that by gaining consciousnes the computers won't turn against us. but rather decide to join us...
coz i'd hate to live in a virtual enviorment. matrix sux :P


anyway, i love this fractal vain. new form of fractal art...
i'd nominate this as a DD. but i think twice would be too many :X
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol :lmao: thanks m8 :hug:
But this isn't a new kind of fractal, and is nothing revolutionary, thus it doesn't deserve a DD... =D

Thank you, for enjoying in the story :nod:
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:iconeredor:
Eredor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
oh well
still pwnz!
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) :highfive:
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:iconresistie:
resistie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
That is so cool :D
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:iconchameleonmind:
chameleonmind Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice!!! You Flash freak! :p
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