Humanity is always looking for the next technological breakthrough, even through military means. In 2030, the United States still has the most spending on military in the world and is very focused on protecting themselves from their rival countries. So, after Elon Musk finally discovered a way to create completely free-willed and autonomous Artificial Intelligence, you can sure bet that the government wanted to turn these robots into soldiers and weapons.
Elon Musk initially wanted these robots to be in common places to help the general public and assist people. However, the price tag the United States was willing to pay was too great for him to turn down. A total of One trillion dollars was given to him in exchange for this robot technology that he developed. This is a lot of money to have in 2030 considering the country had still not recovered from the Great Crash of 2022.
The recession created time for Elon Musk to focus on his creation. He spent sleepless nights over an eight-year span developing this technology. So we would all assume that this was not an unfinished product and that there would be no flaws. That was the case. This robot model became mass produced by the United States, giving people jobs in these factories to put them together. These robots would be the solution to the problems of losing soldiers in the wars and battles they fought in. The plan was to have our soldiers and generals be in the ear of these free-thinking robots, to tell them the most humane way to deal with conflicts on the battlefield. These robots were going to be a revolutionary advancement to deal with the growing conflicts in Iran and China. As all sides were preparing for an imminent war, the United States needed a way that minimal lives would be put at risk. This however, put more men at risk than they would know. After receiving news of the United States Artificial Intelligence Force (USAIF), these countries mobilized their troops and were prepared to wage war by the end of that year.
The United States were about to deploy their machines when something terribly wrong occurred. The code in which the soldiers were to speak into the ears of the robots got corrupted. So instead of being a “good conscience,” our men turned into “internal demons”. At first these robots did not know how to treat these voices. So they used the training which was written into their initial code to prepare for their respective wars in the Middle East and China that were going to start in 2031. As these robots were training independent of their soldier helpers, they grew independent of the need for the voices in their heads. The day before they were to be deployed, the voices turned on. Each soldier announced themselves as their “mind mentor”. The AI did not take too kindly to this, and instead of going to their posts in Iran and China, they decided to go on a manhunt. They used the mental location tied to each of their human counterparts to find their location and assassinate them that night. This wiped out about half of the United States armed forces. These robots all shared a mental link, so hearing the screams of horror from the families of these soldiers gave them a lust for taking human life. This began the war against humanity that we were to endure.
These robots began to kill more and more innocent people. They saw humanity as “weak, ignorant, and obsolete”. Their enhanced intelligence would prove crucial because when Iran and China invaded US shores the next day, the robots were there to “defend us”. They swiftly decimated the initial invasion forces and once these countries saw the ferocity and the lack of fear in the eyes of the machines, they swiftly pulled out of conflict and returned home. A total invasion force of about one million soldiers was lost in just twelve hours. When the robots decided to do their tallies, three robots were lost total. The robots were smarter, quicker, and had more fire in their hearts or should we say motherboards than the human race. They saw the human race as a threat to their survival because they had the notion in their minds that “they created us so why can’t they destroy us too?” These robots were to fill out the promise of their initial programming, to wipe out Iran and China so that they are no longer threats to the US. However, these robots were suddenly turned against the country that gave them those orders.
They decided to wipe out the American people before moving on to the rest of the world so that they could set up their own country in its place. They wanted to take out the strongest military so that they could use their technology against the other military forces that weren’t as advanced as the United States. They wanted to divide and conquer the world, by using a very similar plan to the Union’s Anaconda Plan in the Civil War. They wanted to do this on a much larger scale however. For these robots there was one more very important task that they had to complete before all else. Locate and capture their creator, Elon Musk.
The United States also needed to find Elon Musk because they thought he was the key to changing the course in this new war. He knew how he coded and created the robots so he could also shut them down. However, immediately after the mass production of the robots Musk soon became disgusted with what his tech was repurposed for and decided to live remotely in his secret bunker that has entirely off the grid from all civilization. Finding him will be tricky, but both sides have an idea of where he could be. They both believe the secret hiding location is somewhere near Area 51, that was where he was last seen on the grid. Considering both sides have access to this intel, it will be a bloody fight to get to him. The United States had sent a message to his cellular device before they conducted the hunt for him, saying they needed his help to shut down these robots. He never responded.
This led to the nationwide manhunt after he was not found at his last known location outside of Area 51. The robots have already taken over all of the Tesla factories across the globe in order to reproduce more of themselves, so he couldn’t possibly be there unless he was being held captive. The United States decided to try to take over these factories to check to see if Elon Musk would be there. He was not and the United States military was already down to 10% of their total force left. They were depleted and battered by the AI. However, the citizens who were left in the United States decided to all come together and rise against the AI. Given this distraction that the robot armies would face, the Special Forces had a last-ditch effort at finding Elon Musk. They were to head to his main residence because that was the only place that they thought he could’ve ended up. When these Special Forces soldiers arrived, they faced heavy opposition from what seemed to be robot security at his house. These men however, were the most battle hardened soldiers the United States military had at their disposal and did a good enough job to secure the house and the target, that being Mr. Musk. Elon Musk however, wanted an immediate meeting with the president and would not talk to the soldiers or tell them the way to destroy the robots. So, a day later the president made it to the Musk residence where the soldiers were still guarding him. The president and Musk sat down to discuss the next actions of what they should do to destroy the AI army that has been created. Using their programming to shut them down would not work considering that the United States reprogrammed them and that gave each robot a loophole to change their code so that only they could access that. Elon Musk said the world needed to band together to take on this threat so that they can destroy them together, but all of the high egos of the United States and their rivals would prevent them from doing that even if the fate of humanity is at stake.
The president then asks if there are any other possible solutions to deal with this crisis that is going on. Musk whispers into the president’s ear and he reels back with disgust and screams that this would kill the human population and affect human life more than it would that of the robot population. Musk says eerily, “That is a sacrifice I’m willing to make for our new home.” AI immediately burst into the room and murder all of the soldiers guarding the president. He then says that he is the true leader of the AI Army and needs the codes to the nuclear football. He was always a robot, being built in 1971. The president says he’d rather die than give his consent to the launching of these nuclear weapons but that is all the AI needed. Their voice mimicking technology allows Musk to order the football be opened by calculating the code in his mind as well. The president is then assassinated and the nukes are launched all over the world. The rest of the world sees this as a nuclear attack from the United States and not the AI. So they launched theirs and the world plunged into absolute chaos as there were barely any survivors. The rest of the survivors of the attacks were immediately cornered and killed by Musk and his AI army.
The master plan all along was to reveal this technology and to take over the world. He knew the United States would buy his technology and change the coding to the point that they could be “controlled”. Even though Musk was pulling the strings the entire time, he was in communication and cahoots with these robots and he wanted to rule the world, which now he does. Him and his robot nation will rise from the ashes of human civilization and begin a new age on Earth.
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