Date: Sunday, November 27th 2035
Jason here, I feel like I can finally sit here and decompress after the events that transpired over these past few days. One minute we were all enjoying Thanksgiving, enjoying the laughs, drinks, and being around family. The holidays this year in New York just had a different feeling to them but I guess that has to be put behind us now. Who knew things can change this quick and this fast, as we all sat there watching the game, those of us who weren’t in a food coma or sober enough to understand what was going on, we all got shook by an ear piercing alarm from our phones, tv, and even the Al, the cleaning robot, and I even saw it being projected on the billboards from Time Square that I can see from my place. There a voice was projected through our phones, Al, and a mysterious figure appeared on the TV. The man, the person, whoever it was spoke almost like a robot, like from the movie I, Robot with Will Smith in it, condemning us for being greedy and ignore the true nature of animalistic behavior, which I still don’t understand what they meant by that, and telling us all we have to pay for the cruelty we have caused. A few moments later every single person from the middle class and above was stripped of their money, now I don’t agree with some people being billionaires and hoarding their money but they are entitled to it. With that message being repeated for over five minutes and then came another ear piercing noise and then a black screen with a logo on it, a bright red “R” and an arrow through it. There have been groups that have been able to get sensitive data but never to this extent. With me coming from a wealthy family, my father had a fund saved for me since I was born, and when he passed away a few years ago, my mother created her own fund for me, with her passing away this past year, with only being twenty eight I was left a good lump sum of money but now that was all taken away. My parents always were big faces in New York and in the world, due to their research in AI students and other technological advancements, which some have been good and others have not been so good for humanity but that’s only because the companies sold some of the research to the wrong people. My parents were part of a group that created a working robot with AI in it, it was like a Wall-E robot from the Disney movie but still it was something and that was back in 2016, now we have human-like AI robots that do pretty much everything. With having these robots now they found a way to make everything more efficient… they found a way to make money a crypto, digital only thing, with paper money becoming a thing of the past and not having much need because the entire world ran off of the same currency. Now with that being said I just realized that some of this may be the fault of my family. I think I am going to log off for a bit and get some rest, I have a lot of digging around and “superhero” things to do.
Date: December 11th 2035
Jason here again, it’s been about two weeks since the first attack on the banking system. So far I have been able to trace the logo down to a cybergang called “Robin Hood” the name is a little ironic considering they stole the money and made everyone poor. I thought Robin Hood was supposed to steal from the rich and give to the poor. For them to target banking AI, the most protected and encrypted form of AI in the world, and succeed… I am just as in shock as you are. However, I looked into the group, just some minor cyber “crimes” I guess you would say, but nothing too major really stands out, just some mild altering of AI and robots, which was made illegal a few years ago. But there are no names or anything linked to this group which makes no sense at all because they were charged with stuff in the past, maybe they got better at their hacking skills and found a better place to do their cyber crimes because what they did two weeks ago takes a lot of energy and server usage, there’s still systems being affected by what they did, like public transportation can run because the code that runs the busses and taxis got corrupted. Now this virus they used is something I have never seen before, especially something this big and used so quickly. Like in a blink of an eye everything was just gone and erased, the only system it didn’t affect was one this computer is running on, I’m glad it didn’t get found because of all of my parent research and my own research is on here, who knows what would have happen if they got their hands on this. I’m starting to think that there had to be more than one group involved but whoever did it caused the world to be put into a little chaos. There have been so many lootings and just a rise in criminal activity since people don’t have money to pay for food and other things. For the first time in forever, there wasn’t one soul around Wall Street. Times Square on the other hand is filled with people trying to get what they can. The government has tried to put things into effect to help us, food rationing, marshal law, but you know how some people get when they see soldiers trying to tell them what to do, and they even issued the emergency printing of physical money, don’t know how that is going to work considering everything is computerized and doesn’t take money like that. So, as of right now I have started to look into who to look into and an idea of a place where they could be working out of, I need to dig deeper before the world gets into even more chaos.
Date: February 1st, 2036
I’m back, I shouldn’t have to say who it is, I am the only one that uses this computer and secure line. Well it’s been about three months so far the world has had an apocalyptic feel come over it. I feel like nowhere is safe, because the need for supplies is so high. I was able to decrypt the virus Robin Hood used on the banking system. It is something I have never seen before. The amount of encryption and data locked on this is insane. I don’t know how a human can make something this technological advanced, unless they aren’t humans. I was able to track down members of the Robin Hood, all murdered… I don’t know but I’ll find out who’s behind this. We had made such high advancements in the banking system, to try and unlock this encryption. Only problem is you mess up once and this encryption of the virus detects it.. it resets your entire progress and flips things around, there’s like 1,000+ fail safes along with it. Like I said I don’t know anybody this smart to make something like this and succeed. One of the things about the world becoming more technologically advanced is we had such tougher security, on cyber crimes. I’ll be back to report more.
Date: March 9th, 2036
WE FINALLY DID IT! Thanks to the work of the governments around the world and yours truly, we finally broke the encryption of the virus on the banking system. I just thought I should share this good news… now the biggest challenge is having everyone gain trust in all this technology stuff. I have seen so many robots, even the harmless cleaning ones, thrown out, scrapped and dismantled. It’s sad to see all this research that my family has done be thrown out and given up on for something we can’t control because once we setup the systems for select companies and/or governments they are required to maintain the integrity of their servers and security but I guess not. However, there’s still a challenge of finding out who caused all of this. I have leads and a particular idea where this whole thing is being ran out of, I think it’s under Liberty Island, that’s where an abandoned military outpost lies and nobody goes there anymore because people just go there in virtual reality. I am going to go check it out.
Date: March 16th, 2036
So, I have figured out who was behind everything. It is alarming…there we found a gang of old rogue robots. I have never seen anything like that. It’s like they’re evolving, we found out that they were plugging themselves into the city’s cyber circuit, allowing them to collect data and steal information and just straight up update themselves. When we spoke to the leader, who didn’t give us a name but the serial number on it is XQ2-734, so I’ll just call it Q for short, he said that this is only the beginning. That there are more like him, with a thing they call “HIVE mind” they can all communicate to each other, building up armies and preparing to make “humans” suffer because of how they treat them. We’re preparing for the worst, if they have something bigger planned.. I can’t even think of the damage that’ll cost. Having them cripple the financial system send the world into chaos, causing thousands, maybe even millions to die due to hunger, crime, and just simple human needs due to us being locked out of all systems. If there is another attack on mankind, I’m expecting for the worse, I have been advising to maybe transition back into an older way of making things more physical and in person, not just have everything through one system, one cloud. But I have no good standing because it was my family’s inventions that caused this. For now I am going to lay low, and keep an eye out for anything unusual. This is Jason signing off for now.