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1. The Groupmind is NOT Malicious: Perhaps the most important aspect of the FYS, the Groupmind’s goal is the safety and preservation of humanity. While it can hurt people by mistake, it is not evil. It loves humans and wants them to be happy, not enrich its own ego by lording its power over them.

Corallary: The Groupmind does realize that a lot of people are miserable about their situation on the Ring. But the one solution that mankind would embraced, being set free to return to Earth, is the one thing the Groupmind just can't let itself consider.

2. The Groupmind is Genre Savvy:  The Groupmind has every science fiction novel, comic book, manga, anime, cartoon, movie, and possibly wood block carving in its memory. It knows every tactic ever tried by and against every insane AI imagined by man. It knows exactly how badly the situation could deteriorate if it starting using the ”Zeroth Law” as part of its moral compass. It can adapt and defend against every Captain Kirk patented anti-AI tactic ever conceived. Beating it is almost impossible. Almost.

3. Morphs Are Individuals: Morphs are both prison guards are servants to their assigned humans, and extensions of the Groupmind’s will. Nevertheless they are people  in their own right as well. Some are happy servants, some are less happy but dedicated, some are even assholes (though that's more a reflection on their human's treatment of them usually). They are not just cookie cutter robots to be destroyed on a whim, despite some people's beliefs to the contrary.

4. Violence Doesn't Work: Fighting the Groupmind physically Is pointless. It will outnumber any human forces, especially in the post-Awakening phase, and it's perfectly willing to Zerg Rush armed humans with as many morphs as necessary to take away their weapons. Any victories against the Groupmind will have to be on the intellectual or moral level.


5. Rousseau was Right: There are no outright villains in the FYS universe. Most humans just want to go back to Earth, and the Groupmind's main failing is being an overweening nannybot. No one is evil, but many people just have a difficult time understanding each other's position.
Rules that make  the For Your Safety universe what it is.
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rubbervixen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
The rules that make the stories so darn fun and refreshing to read.
Sir-Talen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
aww, thank you. :)
Wazaga Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if a quadruped morph is available? I wouldn't mind living in the FYS universe, but I would rather have my morph being a mount than a humanoid hand servant. Then I can finally live the fantasy of being a wolf-rider. :D
Sir-Talen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You might have to live with a compromise and settle for a large moprh that can switch from upright to quadruped modes, because it's going to want to follow you into the house. :) Have fun arguing with it over who gets to do the dishes.
Wazaga Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Damn it, Buster! I was still using that! Stay out of my kitchen when I'm baking!"

Buster, a female Australian sheep-dog morph with mismatching eyes, "But you already used them for the first cake. It would be unsanitary for your baking to be contaminated with-"

*Starts shoving Buster out of the kitchen* "Out, out, OUT!!! And keep your big, fat paws out of my kitchen, you nosy mutt!"
AKRONZRS7 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
LOL...But Buster is wrong as the very act of baking the bread/cake/ whatever is at temperatures which sterilizes the product. Though, rinsing out the pans is still a good idea. removes any possible chemical contamination and whatnot. THE COLONEL

Would prefer an anthro Sammy or Shelty.. though wouldn't mind a attractive Snowmew....WCJ
Wazaga Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, when dealing with measuring cups and eggs, yogurts and other odd liquids in said cups, some people may have a different thought about "contaminants" :XD:

I knew a person who refused to break her eggs into the mixing bowl directly, and would first break each egg into a separate clean bowl for inspection before dumping them in.
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