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Reed Rubensalmen had grown up in Berkeley, California. He was from a prominent family and had gone to MIT and Harvard before returning to the Bay Area to start a star up company that would revolutionize the world, He was determined to create the first true AI system which he dubbed COSMOS.

He attracted funding from a dubious venture capital firm dubbed the Committee that funded leading edge technologies including rumored human cloning experiments.

The committee met with Sam and this technical staff to go over the parameters of COSMOS development. They wanted Reed’s assurances that COSMOS would remain under human development and not be co-opted to act against humanity’s best interests.

Reed assured them that COSMOS would follow Asimov’s three robotic principles

First Law
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Second Law
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Third Law
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

One day Reed summoned his backers and told them it was time to turn Cosmos on.

His backers, who called themselves the Committee that did not exist, considered themselves to be the invisible masters of the universe, and were a shadowy group of deep pocket secret investors who controlled the government, the military, the media, culture, and society. The committee had long thought that there were There were many things that did not make sense anymore, and should be jettisoned,
to make way for the new emerging world that they were creating with the help of Reed and his COSMOS start-up firm.

They envisioned a world in which the new AI overlords would gradually take over the world. The AI would control the world but but the human committee would remain in charge.

the committee that did not exist told the new COSMOS Super AI to rank order things that could be done away with.

Cosmos gave the committee the list.

Cosmos pointed out that among them were the quaint custom of Groundhog Day Groundhog Day just did not make any sense to COSMOS. How could a lowly groundhog seeing its shadow foretell the weather?

And why did people make such a big deal of this poor little creature who had to be poked awake every February 2nd to make his stupid forecast?

The word went out. Groundhog Day would no longer be observed, broadcasted,
or even mentioned anymore as it was an absurd superstation that had long outlived any usefulness.

But the legend of Groundhog Day continued underground for centuries, and became symbols of resistance To the COSMOS AI overlord, and the committee that did not exist. The phrase long lives the groundhog became a rallying point for the resistance movement.

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