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A farm and utility robot factory, recently built by Sirius Robotics, was attacked and severely damaged today by a self proclaimed pro-human group calling itself the Humanity Faction. The terrorists disrupted the power system of the factory, creating overloads and feedback loops within the factory floor destroying over three hundred robots. The factory’s human overseers were quickly subdued by what one witness called, “a band of flying mutants.” Despite the huge damage to the factory and the current production line (a complete loss), no one was killed in the attack. An email, delivered to the Millenium Networks stated the following:
Due to the machines millions died who did not have to. Due to the machines we lost the best of our colonies and became the Spacer’s economic slaves for decades. Due to the machines we are slowly losing our connection with what it is to be human. Due to the machines, life has become regimented and predictable, we are becoming part of the machine. Life is losing it’s meaning.
Today on an overpopulated world, the Spacers do not wish to conquer us with force, but with culture. They want us to embrace the automaton, become the machine. We cannot let them, and we will not let them. Too many died fighting the machine to let us become their slaves again. Let the Spacers, aliens, and out-worlders of all kinds take notice. Let the words of the master Herbert, who from fiction, we say as fact, “Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.” Let them and all who wish to destroy humanity know that this fight has just begun.
The identities of the terrorists are currently unknown. In response, the Sirius representative stated, “They don’t seem to get it. These are industrial robots, not conscious androids or replicants. They do the jobs most humans don’t want to do, not really. And those humans who lose their job status can be retrained by EarthGov’s education network or given opportunites elsewhere. It seems to be an empty cause.”