Mycroft

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Interplanetary Age AI. Mycroft acquired eir moniker due to being the Luna States central AI, and ended up playing the role. Strong libertarian, ended up acting as a moderating influence on Kilburn's more "militant" solutions to the luddite/NeoPrim problem.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Ben Higginbottom

Initially published on 08 December 2001.