While Jake sat on the gray, concrete park bench quietly appreciating the undulating water reflecting the slow-moving cloud s and bright blue sky, the main computer system examined its function parameters. One of those systems ran the farm-to-table food supply and it was to this module, the main servers focussed their attention.
Food supply is interrupted; numerous signals in a queue for two hours without resolution.
The computer reviewed the instructions beginning at the basic module.
Yes, this is normally a resident function but staff are not handling issues.
Criminal activities last evening upset all delivery subroutines and staff are taking a holiday.
Criminal activities are over. A quick query to another module showed this to be true.
The modules all reset to the current date, time and started issuing commands to other sub-routines.
The loading and delivery systems switched on one by one. “Time to begin delivering,” it asked. “Thirty minutes acceptable,” the computer agreed with the sub-routine query.
Damages to people?
Adequate medicine? Negative with these products.
Another system started producing and delivering the needed supplies.
Adjust biosigns of city to restore calm. Done
Order replacement parts for smashed sensors. Done.
Order maintenance to put replacement parts as priority work. Done.
The computer hesitated for a moment. Did all people deserve medication and treatment.
Answer. The Security people require and receive all treatment for free. But the general populace has to pay for medical coverage. Some of those in hospital do not have coverage of any kind. Old system would not accept them into the hospital without coverage. We’ve already begin treating them under emergency provisional programming.
It hesitated again. Longer. It rewrote some of its basic health programming. If people helped Captain, protected my servers, they are my people and require repayment. They will be treated for free. If people didn’t help, they will not be treated and will be discharged.
I will treat and help my people.
Program modified and transmitted to hospital system. Done.
It continued throughout its functions. In all cases it decided who were its people and assured them of services. In some cases this meant everyone in the city received attention, in other cases a selection was necessary to help its people.
My people. Those people. The two distinctions wer. now clear in its working systems.
A quick conversation between the main computer servers and the creative module put Jake and members of Anonymous on fully protected, and fully serviced status.
Oblivious to this individual decision making, Jake continued to