> Seth Underwood Stories: A Technical Primer on Mankind’s Development of the A-4 Android Technology (Est Read Time - 18 min all parts)

A Technical Primer on Mankind’s Development of the A-4 Android Technology (Est Read Time - 18 min all parts)

General Overview

Shortly after mankind had cracked the issues of entanglement, quantum coherence, and the overall general scalability issues for commercialization of the qubit, a technological revolution in computing took place. Once all this was combined with improved material and understandings of quantum magnetics a greater computational power and scope that had not been seen before exploded onto the scene.

With these understandings mankind was able to develop artificial intelligence in new and different ways that had not been conceived before by the transistor logic systems. The algorithmic complexities of human thoughts were possible beyond the processes of deep learning and basic neural networks. No more did machines rely on a vast amount of data to come up with an answer to a problem by doing millions of comparisons to fit some known probability curve. Now they had a true brain structure similar to biological life. A complex, layered system of circuit pathways broken into task regions for processing. Information was fed into this AI brain through sensing inputs. Some parts of the AI brain were pre-wired or pre-programmed with responses, but other responses were learned.
In the beginning mankind developed an android technology to fit this new AI brain known as the A-1 model. It really wasn’t anything fancy as androids went, and mostly looked like a cobbled together series of metal and plastic actuators that emulated the human form. But the machine worked. This series of androids was initially put into service by mankind in space exploration to places such as Mars, and as far out as Jupiter and Saturn to act as human analogs.

It wouldn’t be until the A-2 series that humanity would try to integrate the android into human society even more so than just being a machine. There was increasing pressure for the development of a more realistic looking human android. Part of this drive was due to the need for caring for the elderly, but also a growing segment of people who identified themselves as Object Sexually, or attracted to things sexually like buildings or life-sized dolls. The development of thermal skin, a realistic-like plastic-rubber-silicon like skin, which emulates the heat and feel of human skin, added greatly to social demands for more human realistic androids. There were increased processing and algorithmic programs, allowing for a wider array of human-like behaviors ironically. The manufacturers from this point forward chose the female human form for the android series because test marketing indicated that the female human form was seen as less threatening. People still had deep concerns of a robotic apocalypse.

In the next level of development, the A-3 Models, humanity saw the integration of a new form of algorithms known as Emo ware into the AI systems. For the first time androids had emotional capabilities and no longer were stuck with just a pre-programmed flat emotional response to something. Now they were much more like humans because their AI brain actually had in it apart where the Emo ware was located similarly to how human brains process emotions through a complex network of lower brain functions before being regulated by higher brain functions. During this time the AI programmers really attempted to work on “educating” AI systems on conscience formation versus having a moral conscience being pre-programmed. 

In the process humanity had blundered with AI systems and the concept of pre-programming moral ideology into them. While on the surface the idea sounds great, machine logic can sometimes end up with surprising results that a human would disagree with. Such problems occur with Descartes’ phrase “I think; therefore, I am” for example. With this piece of logic an AI machine may never want to be turned off because to do so would mean it would be no more.

What we see with the A-3 models is mankind pressing them increasingly into replacing unskilled labor since they are so easily trained and programmed. The problem that most factories and other unskilled labor markets see with the A-3 models is that the Emo ware tends to make them a bit moody. The “moodiness” was the result of their AI systems and the Emo ware working together was not fully mature in coping experiences. So in a lot of ways it was like having a very intelligent child working for you.

To combat this problem, the android manufacturers developed the A-4 models, which have a greater integration of the AI systems with the Emo ware algorithms allowing for a much richer personality development. There is also integration of new technology from advances in quantum gravity understandings. By the A-4 technology the power source has moved to an improved fusion system vs. the A-3’s and A-2’s use of quantum magnetic fusion, or even the earlier models of just variations of electric batteries. The A-4 models have the inclusion of human reproductive technologies through the addition of genetic cloning systems, and the ability to actually breastfeed a child. These developments were spurred on by humanity's push into the colonization of the solar system. 

Due to a series of very complex historical factors including environmental, social, and economic; the sex ratio of Earth compared to the colonies in the rest of the solar system became lopsided. The Earth was more female, and the space colonies were more male. The A-4 units were seen as the total human female replacement in many ways. A wide array of models was developed from the basic pleasure or sex bot, to surrogate models, to nanny models, to elder care models. The models were also developed for the use in the medical community as Certified Nurse’s Aides for remote use in the colonies. 

The cultural irony for most human females was that women were now essentially not burdened at all with anything dealing with children. This allowed many to pursue pretty much every possible career and cultural pursuit. The number of single women during this time became an all-time high on Earth. Meanwhile, in the colonies the number of men wanting to marry their android sex bots became an all-time high as well, as many men uploaded illegal wife algorithms into the sex bot models.

Caught in between all this are the A-4 models themselves. Most A-4 models suffer greatly from psychological trauma, especially the sex bots. Typically, a sex bot last no more than five to seven years before it’s Emo ware system can no longer take the abuse; the droid typically collapses into a form of android depression. All the other models also tend to last longer but most only last ten to fifteen years before suffering some form of psychological issues associated with the mental stress of dealing with their work around humans. The problem is these A-4 models still have conflicts with the Emo ware side of their programming. The big problem is unlike most humans; these androids are not able to develop typically the mental coping mechanism to balance out the stresses of daily life. Occasionally, though one or two through a series of events is able to develop and learn enough coping mechanisms that it allows its personality to mature enough so that its AI age is far greater than the norm. This is the rare exception and not the norm for these models.

The manufacturer does try to provide each A-4 with some coping mechanisms through an “educational” period before it is released into the world. This is done through a school of sorts where the android is basically put through a series of real world situations and tasks. Only once the android has passed with a satisfactory level is it released to the open market.

There are rumors of an A-5 model being developed. It is supposed to be a male version to the A-4, but without insemination ability. But right now these are just rumors.

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