Merging Forks of Two Different Egos?

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HardSix HardSix's picture
Merging Forks of Two Different Egos?

Has anyone considered what happens when forks from two different Egos attempt to merge?

I can imagine multiple scenarios:

1) Two transhuman Egos wish to use this as a form of reproduction. No sense growing/building a Morph until we have a viable offspring Ego to house it (assuming the new "child" wants to be sleeved). This might require a little professional tweaking to make sure the new kid is mentally healthy.

2) How better to infiltrate a corp/enclave/group, or to impersonate an individual, than to "acquire" a Fork and Merge it with a Fork of your own or your agent's Ego? This also might require a little professional tweaking to ensure loyalty and smooth over any little irregularities.

3) You're a transhuman Media Personality. Now you have to worry about a stalker(s) who decides that XP feeds aren't enough... they want to acquire a Fork of you and merge it with their own Ego/fork.

I didn't see anything on this in the Core PDF or on the boards, so sorry if it was already covered.

Admini Admini's picture
Add a few more interesting

Add a few more interesting ones that would be firewall jobs:

4. A cult is merging multiple separate transhuman egos in an attempt to create a "seed ego". An "organic" seed AI, so to speak.

5. A hypercorp security research project experiments with merging egos and very powerful AIs, a la "mini-TITANs".

6. One rogue AGI and one rogue ego plan to merge. What they don't realize is that the ego's lack of inhibitions will disable the blocks on the AGI's self-improvement. The road to hell, as it were.
HardSix HardSix's picture
Hmmm

A cult is merging multiple separate transhuman egos in an attempt to create a "seed ego". An "organic" seed AI, so to speak.

Spoiler for non-GMs... Maybe that IS what the TITANs were trying to do before they disappeared?... End Spoiler

Bloodwork Bloodwork's picture
Re: Add a few more interesting
Admini wrote:
4. A cult is merging multiple separate transhuman egos in an attempt to create a "seed ego". An "organic" seed AI, so to speak.
This reminds me of Being John Malkovitch.
That which doesn't kill you usually succeeds on the second attempt.
Rasumichin Rasumichin's picture
Re: Merging Forks of Two Different Egos?
This came up recently on this board...wait, i'll look for the thread. Edit : ah, here it is : http://www.eclipsephase.com/birds-and-bees-and-biomodified The forking speculations are towards the end of the thread.