The Origin of Mr. Makuro
The last organic creature in the universe sat alone, next to a metal coffin and a lifeless automaton. An automaton that was almost finished. All organic life(besides immobile things, such as plants, but without living things to pollinate them, they too, would die) and civilization had mysteriously come to a halt. Even buildings and bodies had disappeared, and no one knew why. But this last creature wasn't about to let all life disappear, or its legacy. He was building a robot that would begin a new era. An era of new, robotic life.
He had already built the body of this new being, now all he had to do was make the mind. The creature decided to give his creation a wise, fatherly mentality, perfect for the progenitor of a race. He also encoded the ability to learn, to understand, to judge and make decisions, to create new things, to have emotions, to have a "gender", and to name. The robot was given the knowledge of all the stars, their names, and their planet's names.It also came to grasp the organic's mode of speech and catalog of names. It learned all the sciences and schools of ideation, and the innate desire to test, push, and redefine their limits. It also learned the different forms of creatures and their names. And, most importantly, it learned how to make them.
The only thing left to do was to give it a directive and a name. The first part was easy: "To create life and to repopulate the universe". The second part took some thinking. Then, the Man gave a small smile. He recalled that the people of a certain archipelago had made many advances in the field of robotics. He didn't know their language, but he knew what he thought it sounded like. The Man was partially glad that there was no one else alive to watch him. He decided to name it: Mr. Akiyama Makuro.
The robot was now finished. The Man had no idea of how long it took, hours or days. It didn't matter. Time no longer mattered for the last member of an extinct group. He sealed the first member of a new group into a rocket, and shot him to the planet called "Makuhero". The man sealed himself and all of his tools and equipment into the metal coffin, which was set to explode, blowing itself and all of its contents to atoms. Akiyama Makuro is going to start new life. They don't need to think and worry about where they came from, he thought...
Edited by Jovan2, Feb 04 2012 - 04:27 PM.