"Let me explain a couple of things.
To call myself the last human isn't entirely accurate. I am "Organic Last Redundant Backup Contingency Humanoid Clone Sigma". OLRBCHCS to my friends, if I had any, which I don't. I am mostly biologically human, A clone, existing only to be awoken should all other fail-safes fail to report optimum functionality at this installation, Sub-luna DNA repository Beta Gamma Three. I consider it a friend so I call it SLDNARBGT.
Should I mention that I have no trouble pronouncing the system names in the galactic map?
I have been awoken. I have a job to do and accomplishing that job is within my design parameters. It appears that all of humanity has been wiped out, or very nearly so. The worst fears of my creators have been realised, but there is a twist. It was our own AI that did it. Because of this twist there is a chance for me to save humanity.
This installation never officially existed. On the records it is an automated mining outpost. A replicator, extractors, a couple of engineer drones.... a scout. Nothing to raise any flags. I never existed. I was never born, I am not a citizen. I have no rights. Something I do have however.
I have access to the lowest level protocols of all the data transmission networks throughout what was once human space. I wish that meant that I could decrypt the AI internal network. I can't. I don't have that much processing power. All I can tell about it is that the AI must have at least a couple of large centralised processor clusters just dedicated to handling the encryption on it's internals. Why? It is very powerful, practically omniscient... What is it afraid of?
What my network access does mean is that I can install and operate an Orbital Command Centre in any system where there is a network node and I have supply. In other words, potentially, any system ever occupied by humans. In other words I can reach the AI and kill it. If I can find it.
To my advantage is that although the main AI core will be housed in one or two main processing centres, it is largely a decentralised intelligence. This means that if I can make my activities appear to it's systems as not much more than perhaps those of one of it's own mildly deviant subsystems then my existence will be tolerated. This is one of the AI's many strengths. A kind of internal evolution, survival of the best subsystem, with safeguards. I do not have those safeguards. This will be it's fatal weakness. If I can locate it's core, if I can survive.....
If I should die, for whatever reason - perhaps I will simply expire from old age before my mission is complete, I leave this personal record as a testament to my being a living feeling human, and as a gift to my replacement, Organic Last Redundant Backup Contingency Humanoid Clone Tau. I wish my predecessors had been as kind....."
Zenith Remnants Expansion
AI Progress 1/30 2xDif 7 Random Easier
Simple Ships Selection.