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Slashrat
Jun 6, 2011

YOSPOS


Nebakenezzer posted:

This is low hanging fruit as it is from the Alien series, but:

In Alien Isolation, the space station Servestapol has a central intelligence mainframe called Apollo, which runs a fair bit of the station. It also has a small army of cheap androids, called Working Joes which it controls. The Working Joes are about as smart and as articulate as a roomba. But here's the garbage tech part: Apollo locks its communications chamber off from everyone, and then the *only way* to communicate with it is via a Working Joe, which has to insert itself into a CAT scanner like device.

Of course, once you are in the comm chamber, Apollo speaks via text.

This isn't garbage tech part of it for me. The following is.

Apollo is pretty much an inseparable part of the station that the local management of the owning corporation have been trying to sell. They finally manage to sell it and immediately give the new owners full access to remotely upload their own confidential instructions to Apollo over the space internet, while still living on said space station.

The instructions? "Lock yourself off. Kill any and all humans on the station trying to harm the aliens that are hunting them."

Maybe more garbage tech literacy than actual garbage tech?

Slashrat fucked around with this message at 11:08 on May 1, 2021

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