AI Virus
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.
 
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 31 December 2007.