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Pursued by an angry mob and running out of power, an android uses a set of dice to relive past memories.

In the future, will humans be a compassionate, tolerant race or will we continue to fear anything that is different? Cyborn takes the latter approach and explores what might happen once artificial intelligence reaches the sentient stage; a theoretical advancement scientists refer to as the Singularity.

In this story, Cyborn Industries are the ones to first crack the A.I. conundrum. The first successful prototype is Braxx Dryden, an android who has a human-like appearance but with a distinct plastic glean. Fast-forward a few decades, Braxx has evolved to the point where he has an artificial wife and adopted a human son, but the human race has stubbornly clung onto its bias. A cyber revolution has ignited a wave of violence against artificial life and Braxx has been caught in the middle.

Severely damaged, his battery has less than three minutes remaining. He barricades himself in an old, abandoned church. Using a set of worn dice, he selects random memories to relive. Here we see a glimpse of his creation and evolution.

As his power fades and the mob breaks into the church, it looks like it is all over for Braxx. However, we then get a glimpse of something which suggests Braxx may have evolved far more than anyone suspected.

Submitted: October 31, 2017
Last Updated: October 7, 2018
Last Downloaded: April 5, 2018

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The Writer: Mark Renshaw

Mark has been escaping into his own personal version of reality he calls his Mindverse since he was a youngling. Sometimes these adventures escape into our dimension in the form of scripts and stories. At other times they just drool out of his mouth. Despite the drool, his scripts and short stories have won several awards. His sci-fi 'Nearscape' TV pilot script 'The Survivors' reached the semi-finals of the Page Awards and the 2nd round of the Austin Film Festival. He reached the top 4% of the BBC's Open Drama submission and has been added to their list of promising writers. He is also the innagural winner of the Inroads Screenwriting Competition for his short script 'Cyborn'. Mark has had... Go to bio

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