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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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SMemeG4's avatar
SMemeG4|Student Artist
Tree.
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ninjakat7|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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ArtBIT's avatar
ArtBIT|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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ninjakat7|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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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha awesome XD
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Whirlwind93|Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. Scary
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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
why scary? ;)
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Whirlwind93|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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Fotus9's avatar
The story is beautiful.
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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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SukinaKoshatoma's avatar
Is the story accurate or your own creation???
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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just my fiction :P
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teacupsurprise's avatar
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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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, dunno, I guess there is swfTOscr converter somewhere out there... =D
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LOLRapid|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome things to keep people's eyes on XD
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HeartGrenade's avatar
The story was ingenious.
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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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Threek's avatar
O.O Jane... Is that you?

(See Ender's Game, etc. for explanation. ;))
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ArtBIT|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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Evil-Krusty's avatar
you can even zoom a third step if you thing you are too tough :)
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Evil-Krusty's avatar
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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ArtBIT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol =D
...you're crazy :bucktooth:
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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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ArtBIT|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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