The Rampage- Chapter 4

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The Rampage- Chapter 4

[What follows are scraps of data taken from an enemy source. This data may give us key intel on winning the war.]

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Okay, let’s recap. Also, this story is in the first person now. Deal with it.

So, ever since we got beat up by that robotic bastard, we’ve been hunting his kind down, looking for a way to hack into them and get sweet, juicy intel. Now we’re getting it.

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This Rockwell guy has a lot of firewalls and passwords blocking his stuff, but we’ve managed to break through.

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[Owner: Galen Rockwell]

[Time: 3yrs ago]

“Congrats, my friend, if you’ve actually managed to bypass my security measures. You are one hell of a hacker. What follows is my explanation. Not of things now, but what’s to come.

You’ve all heard of the ARK project. Self-sufficient, orbital biodomes to harbor life in case everything went to hell. But what they didn’t tell us was what species were on them. Yes, humans, but the animals-there were those that live today, but mainly...

Those that are now extinct. Yes, yes, I know. Humanity has already bioengineered dinosaurs? Well, it goes belong that. Let me read you a few files that I’m not supposed to have:

Velonasaurus Spinavultus-a living turret, perhaps a cross between a raptor and a cactus that can fire spikes from its frill at astounding speeds.

Reapers- GIANT XENOMORPHIC APEX PREDATORS IMMUNE TO RADIATION AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO IMPREGNATE HOSTS TO BEAR THEIR CHILDREN.

I’m going to stop there. These motherf-

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should know that playing god is never going to work. That’s why I stole some DNA samples and got to work. I’m going to purify the world. Eight billion humans isn’t helping anyone, not even themselves. Bring these long extinct species back into their respective ecological niches. I’ll keep maybe a hundred million humans around-that seems fair, but this species has ruined the world. As Darwin said, survival of the fittest. How far will you go to adapt? How far will you go to evolve?

This sounds like I’m some sort of Thanos, killing off half the population. Well, I’m actually killing more than half.

Okay, serious now. You may think my methods are violent, but how else are we going to save the planet? The ARK project is unnecessary. Humans are the virus.

By the time you’re hearing this, I’ve probably evolved long past humanity. I am posthuman. I am stronger.

If you are lucky enough to survive, I welcome you into a better world.”

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