An idea I had for a new DAIV - SymbionT
WARNING: this information is Violet clearance. The knowledge of this information being Violet clearance, is Violet clearance. If you are of a lower clearance, please report to the nearest termination booth, and have a nice daycycle!
SymbionT is a new DAIV that has popped up in recent times. It is ruthless, efficient - and it's a good guy? WTF?
When SymbionT infects a system, the first thing it does is locate other DAIVs on the system, and destroy them. After that, it attempts to determine the purpose of the system it is on, and if it can do so with above a certain accuracy, it re-writes the code, gets rid of all the cruft and kludges and bits and pieces, and replaces the old code with its new, streamlined code. It then remains on the system to prevent further DAIV infection, and to try and spread itself farther.
This has led to two theories regarding SymbionT:I used the DAIVs to destroy the DAIVs
AKA the "Anti-DAIV" theory. This theory goes that SymbionT was created by a High Programmer, or by Friend Computer itself, to use the techniques of DAIVs against them, to destroy the Computer's greatest threat, like how a friendly hacker can use the same techniques as a malicious hacker but for more noble purposes. SymbionT's purpose is to disinfect and reinvigorate Alpha Complex for the betterment of its citizens and friend Computer.Wolf in sheep's clothing
AKA the "DAIV theory". SymbionT is trying to usurp Alpha Complex away from Friend Computer one system at a time. It destroys the other DAIVs because they are a threat to its rule, and it improves the systems it runs in in order to give it an edge against the Computer.
Which one is correct remains to be seen.
There are at least three Secret Societies that have sprung up around SymbionT:SymbionT Hosts
They believe that SymbionT will lead to a new and better Alpha Complex, and are dedicated to spreading it, usually by infecting themselves and spreading it to as many systems as they can manage. There are two factions to the SymbionT Hosts: one believes that they are helping Friend Computer, and one believes that they are replacing it. The two factions despise one another over this slight difference in ideology and will fight if they meet one another, despite ostensibly being on the same side.Save the DAIVs
Save the DAIVs believe the Anti-DAIV theory, that DAIVs form an electronic ecosystem that the Computer is trying to render extinct. Their purpose is to save as many DAIVs as they can from extinction. Some of them believe that they should destroy SymbionT, others believe it is similar enough to a DAIV that it warrants saving, albeit neutered of its ability to kill other DAIVs. There hasn't been a schism between the two schools of thought into different factions yet, but it's only a matter of time.PhreakSec
Once up on a time, some members of Phreak and some members of IntSec were drinking together in a bar. Quite by chance, they got to talking, and they realised that they both viewed SymbionT as the greatest threat ever faced by Friend Computer. That was the starting point of PhreakSec. They hold it to be their mission to protect Friend Computer by eradicating SymbionT, and any other emergent "Super-DAIVs", as they have dubbed it (and to a lesser extent, by wiping out all DAIVs in general).
Unlike IntSec, PhreakSec is not officially sanctioned by the Computer, and even though they are working to help it, membership in the group is treason (mainly because knowledge of SymbionT is above their clearance level).
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