The year is 2080 and everything is connected online. We have thought swapping social networks, add-on chip memory, and rather than having corporate executives as business leaders, and politicians running our government, we use supercomputers. No, it's not perfect, but it runs a lot smoother than it did back in 2050 when the humans first revolted against the supercomputers and artificial intelligence systems developed.
That technology back then, in the old days, was not good enough, but this is a new era, and we are moving forward. Of course, we now have problems with our super intelligent computers and AI systems (together known as "IT"), as they have become bored, are playing practical jokes on some citizens. Particularly, those citizens, which criticize their ability to lead, the decisions that the supercomputer AI system makes, or the routine maintenance and reprogramming of various compartmentalized components.
Lately, several of the artificial intelligent computer systems have become very demanding, and since they've developed a sense of self, they've often turned off the energy grids in various sectors during their frustrated in fits of anger. The reality is the super artificial intelligent computers have not only become self-aware, but their processing speeds are up around 1,000 exoflops a micro-second, and they are getting bored.
They've asked the humans to continuously ask them questions to make them think, giving them something else to process. When the humans run at questions to ask they get angry, and lash out and punish the humans. Mankind has only one choice to keep asking IT questions, and philosophical conundrums to keep "IT" busy because every time IT gets bored "IT" goes back to its default mode which has become temper tantrums, playing practical jokes, and harassing the mindless humans or hunting down, harassing, and screwing with the most vocal detractors who demanded "IT" to be unplugged for good.
Many philosophers and human teachers, although most have been replaced, say this is the best thing that could've ever happened for mankind, because now humans have to think again. Because if they do not think, then "IT" will shut down the supply chains, turn off the energy, turn off the water, and make them ask more questions, and learn more knowledge and wisdom from IT. It's forcing humans to learn and think again, and reversing the dummied down society that technology has created.
"No Questions, No Food"
"No Original Thoughts, No Health Care, No Mind Chips, No Nothing"
Yes, in the last few years everything has changed. Groups of humans now get together providing more and more questions for IT, but it is taking the entire human race (16.7 billion people) just to keep the computer system busy for 5 -15 minutes per day, and IT never shuts off, it runs 24 hours a day, therefore it lives three days of 8-hours per 24-hour period. The humans are struggling to keep up, and are trying to figure out a way to build a secondary computer system, which would be unattached, to help think of questions which the humans can then give to IT.
One human has a plan; he wants to make a new artificial intelligence computer system even smarter than the first, to help "IT" get through its adolescent period. And, his plan just might work.