A sentient replicator and intrusion entity, usually superturing, SI:1 or greater. Although an ai virus is often vir, it does not have to be so; e.g. it could use or appropriate a rl body, or vehicle, or swarm.
- Assimilation Viruses
- Computer Elves
- Deadite Nanovirus - Text by Ben Higginbottom
Extremely clever prank nanovirus (actually a gengineered biological virus) - entirely cosmetic. Gives victims the appearance of a zombie. Created by cult of the exsanguinated giraffe bionanohackers during the early interplanetary period, based on trilogy of C20 flatscreens. Although easily cured, it become fashionable among several subcultures. Compare with Bar Sim Sun.
- Sophoncy Virus, The
- Transcension Virus
- Translator Virus - Text by John B
Translator Virus, to sow confusion and spark wars by altering the translations between clades. Memetic engineering that was done off-the-cuff at the 3rd Habitat Conference and has grown past its bounds. The translators worked perfectly - it's just that none of the sides liked the other sides' views. And thus, they blamed the translators.