My name is Neil Renard, though you probably know me as VND01-15-01. Contrary to popular belief I was born human, to human parents in the industrial city of Falcon Scott, Antarctica. I received no genetic enhancements and no implants before my service began; such things were more than my parents could have ever have hoped to afford. And yet from those humble beginnings I was to become one of the most influential and respected members of the machine autocracy.
This is the story of how I was chosen to become one of the elite, and how despite my humanity (although some might say because of it) I rose to the top of the most powerful network in the entire Solar System…
How would you continue this story? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.
Written by Mark Ball
Image credit: Johannes Holm