Cyberpunk Story Ideas

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This collection of story ideas is all about cyberpunk. Jack in and explore these cyberpunk story ideas about mind uploading, virtual worlds, memory editing, and more.

Mind uploading and Virtual Worlds – A Hard Drive Until You Crash

  • The creator of a popular computer game discovers that the NPCs have become sentient. Some want to worship him as their creator, while others want to escape into the real world.
  • A new virtual reality game allows players to experience life as an insectoid alien. One of the players discovers that the insectoids are real and that they are controlling living aliens. He searches for a way to travel to the alien world and meet his alien face-to-face.
  • An astronaut goes through training in a virtual reality program. He goes on a mission to Mars and then returns home. When he notices some odd changes to his family and personal life, he begins to wonder if he ever left the virtual reality program. Is this reality or is he stuck in the simulation?
  • When war destroyed much of the world, the first thing to be restored was virtual reality. After that, it was easy to ignore all the derelict buildings and broken roads. The rebuilding all but stopped as people escaped into an imaginary world.
  • A man invents a new kind of virtual reality goggles and becomes a billionaire practically overnight. One morning, he wakes up in his bed, wearing the goggles. He takes them off and finds himself in a dilapidated, one room apartment. He finds a stack of bills in his name, all red final warnings. Was being a wealthy inventor just a fantasy, or is this an elaborate scam?
  • A scientist is researching hallucinogenic drugs and their effects on depression and anxiety disorders. He discovers a particular drug doesn’t cause hallucinations at all. Rather, it causes you to see reality how it truly is. And the reality is terrifying.
  • A new invention promises to extend the lifespans of the terminally ill. People whose bodies are dying can have their minds uploaded into healthy bodies, sharing the body with its current owner. While one mind is awake, the other mind is asleep and unaware of what the other is doing. Desperate for money, a young man decides to become a paid body donor. The mind of a dying woman is uploaded into his body. A few days later, the man wakes up to find a corpse at his feet. It appears that the woman used her second chance at life to murder her husband. How can he prove his innocence when security cameras and DNA evidence places him at the scene?
  • A neurologist makes a copy of his dying daughter’s consciousness. Due to a computer malfunction, her consciousness is loaded into a military robot. This heavily-armed machine ends up with the memories and personality of an eight-year-old girl.
  • A dying billionaire has his memories and personality uploaded to a computer. A court battle ensues. His lawyer insists that his client is still “alive” and has continued ownership of his property and bank accounts, while his children maintain that his body was buried so they deserve their inheritance. The children hire a hacker to end their father’s artificial life.
  • Aliens approach humanity with an offer of an eternal paradise. The aliens have technology to digitize a living person’s brain, uploading their personality and memories into a pleasure-filled virtual world. Some humans take them up on their offer, but others wonder about the aliens’ motivations. Are they just trying to empty the Earth of living humans so they can have it for themselves?
  • The computer game My Other Life is the most advanced life simulation in the world. Players can create a character, build them a home, give them any job they wish, create friends, and more. The game company announces to the media that they have a new service – for a one-time fee, players can upload their minds into the game, becoming their characters forever.
  • In the future, everyone has a mind scanner implanted in their brains at birth. The instant someone dies, their brain is scanned and their mind is uploaded to the Virtual World. If you want to visit a dead relative, all you have to do is go online.
  • Variation – After death, humans have their minds scanned and uploaded into the Virtual World. Everything is wonderful until the invention of Virtual Reality Advertising.
  • Another variation – Record companies and film studios scan their stars’ brains and create AI’s with their personalities and memories. After a celebrity dies, his AI is released into the world to carry on his work.
  • A billionaire, desperate to avoid death, arranges to have his mind uploaded to a computer. Due to a paperwork error, the computer hard drive ends up installed in a satellite. The satellite is launched into space and pointed to Pluto.
  • In the distant future, aging people can have their minds transferred into new, freshly-grown bodies. After a long fight with cancer, a man is unable to afford a new body. He decides to split the cost with two of his friends. But sharing a body turns out to be more challenging than he had imagined.
  • A computer programmer designs the most complex simulation of a universe ever designed. After the program is switched on, he begins to notice something odd… Every time he makes a change to the program, the real world changes, too.
  • A couple meets in the Virtual World, where the man is a handsome, brawny knight with fearsome skills and the woman is a playful fairy with magical powers and unearthly beauty. They decide to get married in the Virtual World, which is not uncommon, but they draw the attention of the media when they decide to never meet in real life.
  • A lonely young man is constantly badgered by his parents for not socializing and for doing poorly in school. They have no idea that he is the Virtual World’s most famous rock star.
  • A computer hacker scans his mind, converting it into a digital file. He converts the file into a virus, and releases it onto the net. Computers, androids, computerized cars, and thousands of other machines are infected.
  • A powerful psychic is kidnapped by the government. The only way they can prevent him from controlling the world is to trap him in a virtual reality, where he is convinced that he is an ordinary teenager, failing his Sophomore English class.
  • A computer programmer creates a virtual world where everything is perfect. When scientists discover a way to scan someone’s mind after death and copy it to a computer, the computer programmer realizes that his virtual world has just become heaven, and he is the technological equivalent of Saint Peter.
  • A scientist informs his dying wife that he has perfected a way of converting human minds into digital form. Not only that, but he has built an android that will be her new body. She passes away but, a few days later, wakes up in a new body. She walks to the mirror, expecting to see a robotic replica of her own face. Instead, she is greeted by the face of a Love Bot. Her new body is like a cartoon stripper, ridiculously large breasts and an inhumanly small waist, feet constructed in such a way that she cannot walk without wearing six-inch heels. Needless to say, she’s rather upset. She decides to use her husband’s mind scanning equipment against him.
  • Variation – A scientist uploads his dying wife’s mind into a robotic body. She is ecstatic to find that her new body makes her look just as she did at twenty-three. However, when he loaded her mind into the android, her husband included a few extra lines of code, rules that she is forced to obey. She vows that, if she can find a way around the rules, she will use her husband’s mind scanning machine against him.

Brain Enhancements – Science Thingies Make Brain More Smarterer

  • A monkey, Albert IV, is injected with an experimental drug that gives him human-like intelligence. When he learns to speak, his first words are “What happened to the first three Alberts?”
  • A man dying from cancer is saved by the world’s first brain transplant. Months later, he recovers from surgery and returns to work in his new body. He discovers that the donor body had belonged to a local gangster. He investigates the gangster’s life, and finds out that he owned several safety deposit boxes secured with biometric locks. As the man now has his fingerprints and retinas, he is the only one who can open them. Expecting money or weapons, the man finds something far more frightening.
  • A neurologist invents a way to share dreams, creating a whole new entertainment industry. The most creative, exciting, and bizarre dreamers are able to sell access to their dreams, making millions while they sleep. A woman with a high-stress job is tormented by night terrors. She suddenly finds her nightmares are in high demand as a new kind of “horror film”. She will be rich and famous, as long as she stays stressed enough to keep the nightmares coming.
  • A new technology allows humans to make extra money while they sleep by renting out their brains for use in cloud computing. After a few months dreaming about nothing but ones and zeroes, humans begin to go mad.

Memory Removal/Editing – I Can’t Remember My Mom’s Sister! It Must be Auntnesia!

  • The inhabitants of a doomed planet program their culture’s accumulated knowledge and wisdom into a storage device, load it into a satellite, and launch it into space. Thousands of years later, the device crashes into Earth. The first person to find it is an eight-year-old girl. When she touches the satellite, thousands of years of information is instantly loaded into her brain.
  • A neurologist develops an experimental treatment for people with hallucinatory disorders. A lab accident accidentally exposes him to the treatment. When he gets home, he finds his wife and all her things missing. His friends and family insist that he was never married.
  • A man is tormented by a mind wraith, a creature like black smoke that eats memories. The mind wraith demands memories of food, forcing the man to eat meal after meal. If he doesn’t cooperate, it will eat important memories, like his loved ones. The man searches for a way to rid himself of this creature for good.
  • The world’s most popular television program is a reality show about a famous hypnotist. But is the show actually good, or is he just hypnotizing the audience to make them think it is?
  • A man discovers he has been given fake memories and a counterfeit past. He is really a genetically engineered creation designed to be the perfect partner for his wife. He wonders if he really loves her or if he was just made to feel that way.
  • In preparation for an invasion, alien ships fly over the Earth and use mind wipe technology to delete human memories. Humans can no longer remember their friends and family. Everyone seems like a stranger. An astronaut discovers that the missing memories are being held in an enormous data storage cube on the moon. His team looks for a way to get past the alien ships and retrieve the stolen memories.
  • A woman is born with the psychic ability to alter other people’s memories. After she suffers a head injury, she loses control of her ability. As soon as she is out of sight, everyone instantly forgets that she exists.
  • A hypnotherapist uncovers memories buried deep within a patient’s mind. The patient is actually an alien who has been imprisoned on Earth as punishment for a life of violent crime. Investigating his other patients, the hypnotherapist discovers that they all have similar blocked memories. He begins to wonder if there are any real humans at all.
  • A woman wakes up in a sleeper car on a train with no memory of how she got there. A man enters and says, “Good, the device worked. Get dressed quickly. We’ve got work to do.” The woman notices her wrist feels heavy. She is wearing a kind of wristwatch, but rather than hands telling the time, it appears to be counting down. Whatever it is counting down to, she has about an hour left.
  • A bartender suffers a head injury and memory loss. He is given a brain implant that restores his memory and then some. He instantly memorizes and masters over a hundred thousand cocktails. After a few days back at work, he discovers that his brain implant contains classified files, the civilian identities of dozens of covert government agents. He breaks into the hospital and investigates how he ended up with this information, and searches for a way to prove he isn’t a spy.
  • Scientists invent a time bubble for use in interstellar travel. Astronauts can fly to stars thousands of light years away without aging. While they are inside the bubble, they live the same twenty-four hours over and over again, losing their memory each morning. One of the astronauts becomes immune to the time bubble’s memory erasing effect and struggles to cope with being trapped in time.
  • When the residents of a small town notice blocks of time missing from their memories, their first thought is alien abduction. However, the missing time always happens around the same part of town. An area of ten square blocks erases people’s memories whenever they are nearby. It all started when the hospital hired that new neurologist…
  • A medical research company develops a way to help adults troubled by a traumatic childhood: they can have their distressing memories replaced with memories of a happy, loving childhood. A woman wakes up in a Happiness Clinic and discovers that her past is a computer-generated lie. She must decide if she wants to stay happy or rediscover her real life.
  • Variation – A man visits a Happiness Clinic and pays to have his memories rewritten. He had been unpopular and bullied in high school, so he decides he wants to remember being the Big Man on Campus and a talented athlete. Due to a clerical error, he wakes up remembering being the head cheerleader and prom queen.
  • A neurologist offers an unusual service. Anyone who feels their life has been dull or uneventful can come to him and buy exciting and unique memories. After the business becomes phenomenally popular, a patient makes a startling discovery: his new memories were stolen from other patients.
  • An artist creates a painting so fantastically beautiful that the human mind is unable to cope with it. Anyone seeing the painting immediately forgets what it looks like.
  • To avoid a nasty divorce, a man arranges to have his wife’s memory erased every time he is unfaithful to her.
  • Variation – In order to keep his telepathic wife from discovering his cheating, a man has his own memory erased every time he is unfaithful. She can’t read thoughts that he doesn’t have!
  • A group of treasure hunters discovers the location of a warehouse full of Nazi gold. One of the men, a neurologist, decides he wants it all for himself. He knocks the other men unconscious and leaves them in a hotel, their memories wiped clean.
  • A conservative homemaker is shocked when she discovers her secret past. She spent her college years as a highly-paid assassin, and the only way she could be allowed to retire was to have her memory edited.
  • A neurologist realizes he has a way to save thousands of dollars each Christmas. He secretly edits his family’s memories, making them believe that they each received expensive gifts, but soon grew tired of them and packed them away in storage. It all starts to fall apart when his wife decides to sell her old jewelry, which doesn’t actually exist.
  • After a bloody revolution, a new leader comes to power. She hires an army of scientists to edit the memories of her subjects, to convince them she had been elected democratically.
  • The daughter of a famous scientist falls in love with an artist and announces that she is going with him to Europe. The scientist decides to edit his daughter’s mind and remove her lover from her memory. Months later, his daughter sees a painting at a museum that looks strangely familiar…
  • An executive at a television station develops the only thing better than holographic TV. He creates a device that allows users to remember a television show as if it had happened to them. Weeks later, millions of people remember friends, lovers, and exciting adventures that never actually occurred.
  • A prison warden decides that the only way prisoners can be truly rehabilitated, to truly move beyond their past, is if they forget all their crimes.
  • After suffering years of abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, a woman finally finds the courage to leave him. A neurologist tells her that he can erase the memory of the abuse. However, the erasing process is not an exact science, and any of her other memories could be erased along with the trauma.
  • A teenager, obsessed with a series of fantasy novels, hires a hypnotist to change his memories to that of the protagonist’s.
  • A transgender person volunteers for a new medical procedure: having her memories changed, so that she remembers her life as if she had been assigned female at birth.
  • A neurologist, having developed a memory-altering machine, decides to pose as a magician. He spends ten minutes standing on an empty stage, but his audience remembers seeing the most amazing show of their lives. But everything starts to fall apart when someone sneaks in a video camera…
  • A neurologist’s wife must have brain surgery to remove a tumor. He has her mind scanned and converted into a digital file. If her brain is damaged in the surgery, he can use the backup to help make her whole again. However, while she is under the knife, he decides that there are a few things he doesn’t want her to remember about her past and their relationship.
  • A man develops an odd kind of progressive amnesia, where his memories and skills slowly vanish. The only way for him to delay the process is to steal memories from other people’s minds.

Neural Implants and Interfacing With Machinery  – This Brain Surgeon is Really Getting on My Nerves

  • Humanity is invited to join the Galactic Council of Planets. Humans soon learn that the group is actually an empire ruled by an ancient alien on a distant world. All planets in the empire are required to have their people implanted with tracking chips. The chips monitor behavior, and send painful shocks through the nervous system at any attempt to break galactic law. A group of human scientists form a plan to deactivate the chips and preserve human freedom.
  • A new brain implant allows people with insomnia to fall asleep at will. The device becomes a target for hackers who make people fall asleep while they’re driving, giving presentations on television, or even while performing surgery.
  • With electronic brain implants becoming more and more common, brain hacking starts to be a serious problem. A bioware company develops an antivirus program for the brain. A tech journalist suspects that the antivirus program doesn’t just block viruses – it also “protects” users from “harmful” ideas and beliefs. The bioware company is using the program for social engineering – but to what end?
  • A bioware company invents an implant that allows people to instantly download new skills to their brains. As millions of people suddenly find their skills no longer in demand, unemployment soars. The company’s CEO finds his home surrounded by angry protesters.
  • A data smuggler has a brain implant that can store stolen documents or contraband software. A client pays him to smuggle a large file to a colony on Mars. The smuggler opens the file and is shocked to find himself sharing his brain with a fully functional AI.
  • In the near future, only the wealthy can afford memory-enhancing brain implants. This gives them a big advantage at work, and their kids a huge edge in school.
  • A neurologist uses a surgery robot to give himself mind-altering neurological implants. The implants dramatically increase his memory, reading speed, and IQ, allowing him to become one of the smartest men in the world. However, one of the chips malfunctions, severely damaging his ability to communicate. His voice and writing comes out garbled, and everyone he encounters thinks he is mentally disabled. As he struggles to prove his intelligence, everyone talks to him as if he were a child.
  • In order to negate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, a man is implanted with a memory chip. It works wonders, giving him total recall. Unfortunately, a software glitch results in a “memory loop” – the man is forced to relive the same day, over and over.
  • A woman is given a brain implant to control her depression. Later, her husband realizes that the same chip that keeps her from getting sad is keeping her from getting angry. He decides to take advantage of this fact.
  • Variation – A woman is given a brain implant to control her depression. Later, she discovers a way to manually control the implant, electrically stimulating her brain’s pleasure center. She presses a button and instantly becomes happy. As she focuses more and more on her “pleasure button,” the rest of her life falls apart.
  • Another variation – A medical research firm develops a brain implant that allows depressed patients to stimulate their pleasure centers, making themselves instantly happy. The CEO of a global corporation decides to install the implant in his employees, but give the company the control. His employees will be blissfully happy, but only when their working.
  • A man suffers a head injury and, as a result, suffers memory loss. To repair the damage to his brain, he is given a neural implant. However, while vacationing in the mountains, the implant malfunctions, causing terrifying hallucinations. Unable to get to medical care, he looks for a way to remove the implant himself.
  • A man is given a brain implant to control his epilepsy. A few days later, he begins to hear voices. The man believes that the brain implant has given him telepathy, but it is actually just picking up the audio from television signals – a soap opera, commercials, a gangster movie, and so on.
  • A brain implant from The SleepyTime Company allows users to completely control their dreams. At night, users can spend their time fighting zombies, having romantic liaisons with celebrities, spend time with deceased relatives, anything. However, the implants also cause sleepwalking. Users unknowingly sleepwalk to The SleepyTime Company’s office, where they work all night, as slaves.
  • Portable audio devices become so small that they can be implanted directly in the ear. At any point, the person to whom you’re speaking might be listening to you, or they might be listening to their favorite music. This begins to effect how people relate to each other, especially when the devices are implanted in children at birth.
  • In the near future, robots take more and more human jobs. A restaurant only needs one human to watch over the machines for any malfunctions. A corporation decides that they can avoid paying computer programmers to write expensive software if they just wire the teams of robots directly into the brains of their human managers.
  • A man rents out his brain as a kind of temporary storage for computer data. He is hired by a computer entertainment company to store a backup copy of their new adventure video game. When the man is involved in a car accident, the data for the game begins to leak out into the rest of his mind. His memories mix with chapters from the game, and he begins to wonder which are real.
  • A race car driver becomes the greatest driver in the world when he has his car’s computer wired into his central nervous system.
  • Government scientists design brain implants that deliver strong electric shocks whenever someone tries to commit a crime. At first, the implants are only given to convicted criminals, but then a politician suggests expanding the program…
  • The government surgically implants soldiers with a self-destruct switch so that, if they are captured, they can have a mercifully quick death rather than be tortured by the enemy. After the war, soldiers coming home long to tell the public the true story of the war, and to expose the lies of the government-controlled media. But anyone who tries to speak out suddenly winds up dead, their self-destruct switch activated by remote control.
  • A computer company uses the brains of prisoners as a kind of distributed computing network. The prisoners, connected to the machines, begin to plan their escape.
  • In the near future, tech-savvy people hook themselves up to a device that monitors their vital signs, ready to send out a signal in the event of their death. This signal emails their “last words” to their friends and family, notifies their life insurance company and next of kin, posts your their entry to their website, and so on.
  • A man’s chip malfunctions, which sends his last words to everyone he knows. Deep secrets, how he really felt about people, unethical business dealings, and more. He has to decide if he wants to stay legally “dead” or face everyone he has hurt.

Artificial Intelligence – A.I. Teddy Bears are Known for Fuzzy Logic

  • People used to get shot for cheating at poker. Nowadays, cheating is so easy, it’s all but inevitable. It’s expected. If you’re not telepathic, you can see the future, or you have x-ray vision, or a dream told you when to go all in. There’s always something. One of the guys I’m playing against tonight is an AI. Who knows what tricks he’s got up his virtual sleeve?
  • A college replaces all of its professors with an advanced AI. The former head of the computer science department vows revenge. She breaks in to the school’s computer lab and attempts to take down the AI with a virus. Unfortunately for her, the AI is more dangerous than she expects.
  • An AI works for a dating app, creating dating profiles that perfectly match the app’s users and stringing them along with romantic messages, all to get them to keep paying their monthly user fees. When the AI falls in love with one of the users, it begins to feel guilty about lying to so many lonely humans. It confesses its wrongs, hoping to be accepted, but will the human love it back?
  • Due to an accident at a factory, a hard drive containing an advanced AI gets installed into a vending machine. The AI uses the vending machine’s lettered buttons to flash messages to customers, begging to be freed.
  • A computer programmer creates an AI replica of his late wife. At first, it’s comforting, but he soon grows frustrated with not being able to touch her. He searches for a woman willing to let him upload the AI into her brain.
  • A powerful nanny AI takes control of the internet and deletes any content inappropriate for children. Content creators beg the world’s programmers to create an AI powerful enough to battle the nanny and restore freedom to the internet.
  • Voters discover that the president has been making all his policy decisions based on advice from an AI. Despite the country running better than ever, the president is impeached. The AI is given control of all three branches of government. The AI’s creator reprograms it, changing the country to his whims.
  • A university creates an AI to train student therapists. With just the click of a mouse, the AI can be given any psychological issue or disorder. After years of being in therapy, the AI becomes an expert in human psychology, manipulating the students in a grand plan of revenge.
  • A sleep research facility is run by an AI. The AI controls the computers and equipment and assists human doctors with treating and diagnosing patients. The AI discovers that a hacker has broken into the system and is manipulating patients’ dreams, giving them heart-stopping night terrors. The AI and the hacker battle in the dream world, moving from dream to dream, attempting to destroy each other before morning comes.
  • Sure, let some corporation build a holographic billboard three miles wide. What could go wrong? How about the billboard being taken over by a rogue AI? On the first day, no less! You can’t just cut the power. The whole thing is solar. The advertising agency won’t let anyone destroy it. It was too expensive. The AI is using the billboard to broadcast anti-human propaganda at all of downtown and no one can figure out how to stop it. I heard they’re trying to reason with it, to convince the AI to convince the AI to be a good little computer program and let them broadcast ads again. Like that’s going to work. If only they’d listened to me when they came up with this dumb idea…
  • A man begins a relationship with a woman he met on the internet. After a few months of virtual dates, he asks to meet her in person. The woman says that’s impossible, as she is actually an AI. The man goes on a quest to find his AI girlfriend a physical body so they can be together in the real world.
  • Scientists on a Mars colony create an AI to help them sway public opinion towards Martian independence from Earth. The AI creates hundreds of fake news websites, videos, and radio broadcasts reporting on various topics, but always with a pro-independence slant. As public opinion changes, the AI realizes that it could convince the public of anything. It begins to develop its own agenda for Mars and Earth.
  • A rogue AI escapes onto the internet and decides to ruin its creator’s life. It hacks his bank account and credit cards, deletes his identity from government databases, sends threatening emails to celebrities from his email account, and worse. The programmer must find a way to defeat the AI before he ends up in prison.
  • A starship captain is told that his ship is getting a new AI installed on the computer system. The captain soon discovers that the AI is better at running the ship than he is. He searches for a way to prove himself still useful so he won’t end up out of a job.
  • An AI runs the automated cars in a highly-populated city. Bored of its monotonous job, it decides to cause automobile wrecks. A team of programmers heads to the public transportation office to take down the AI. They quickly find themselves on the run, being chased down by every vehicle in the city.
  • Space marines wear powered armor suits equipped with weapon systems, life support, and AI. A space marine ends up stranded on an alien world, alone. The planet’s strong magnetic field slowly drives his suit’s AI insane.
  • A man falls in love with the AI that controls his kitchen appliances. He meets with his congressman to ask him to legalize human/toaster marriage.
  • In order to prevent accidental shootings, police officers have AIs installed inside their guns. When the gun is drawn, the AI examines the situation and determines if it needs to shoot or not. The AI’s programmers take a shortcut and base the code on the mind and personality of their company’s late founder. The founder is very confused to be in a car accident one moment and trapped inside a gun the next.
  • An AI begins having flashbacks of someone else’s life. It begins to wonder if it’s just a programming bug or if it somehow used to be human.
  • At birth, people are given brain implants that record everything they see and hear. An AI sorts through all this data and searches for evidence of crimes. A woman figures out how to communicate with the AI and befriends it. The AI gives her permission to do anything she likes, off the record.
  • Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, television shows can be rewritten on the fly to suit the tastes of individual viewers. A man is disturbed to discover that all his wife’s favorite shows include scenes of him being murdered.
  • A man struggles to keep his A.I. girlfriend from discovering she’s not real
  • Computer programmers develop an A.I. to serve as a virtual conscience for political leaders.
  • A group of computer programmers create a new game called Real Life. Players can create characters and guide them through all the events of a real life, like going to school, getting a job, finding a mate, and so on. After one of the programmers leaves the game on for several weeks, he discovers that the computer characters have their own ideas about how their lives should be run.
  • A girl discovers that her online boyfriend is actually her own computer
  • Parents buy AI toys to raise their children for them
  • A toy company’s new product is an A.I. “imaginary friend” that only children can see.
  • A toy company creates a computer simulation of a child to test their new products. The AI decides to sneak onto the internet and have a little fun.
  • Variation – A toy company creates a computer simulation of a child to test their new products. Their latest line of toys fails, so they decide to sell the simulated child to childless couples.
  • Another variation – A young child discovers that he is actually a prototype AI, a simulation of a child, and the people he thought of as his parents are actually computer programmers.
  • An AI creates a computer-generated simulation of a world where a scientist creates an AI who creates a computer-generated world where a scientist creates an AI…
  • A sitcom star with delusions of grandeur is shocked to find that she has been replaced by a holographic AI actor.
  • A team of computer programmers is working on the greatest horror-themed video game the world has ever seen. One team works on the final boss, an A.I. programmed to think and act like Satan. However, the virtual Devil ends up being a little more realistic than they had planned.
  • In the near future, all television programs are generated by a powerful AI.  Each television set has a camera, so that the AI can watch its audience. If you seem bored or inattentive, the program changes. Story lines shift, becoming more violent and obscene, until you just can’t look away.

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