On Tuesday May 24 the Other Worlds Austin Staff meeting was interrupted by an unknown force that possessed OWA Director of Operations, Courtney Hazlett. After all the shaking and slobbering, Courtney jumped on top of the conference room table and paced around staring down each team member. She moved like she was a marionette with its strings tangled and spoke in mumblecore. Luckily, Jordan Brown had her Duplass Mumble What? Translator App on her phone.
Courtney came to and the team huddled around Jordan's phone as the app filtered out all of the bullshit. They gasped in unison as the results flashed on the screen. HUMANITY ENDS ON JUNE 23rd 2016.
But who sent the message and how are they planning to end humanity?
Worry not our fellow humans, the Other Worlds Austin team is on the case and we have already captured the usual suspects. Cthulhu, an out of control AI, and many others are currently being interrogated. We will post the interrogation logs to our blog in the hope that you can help us figure out who plans on ending humanity on the same night as the Other Worlds Austin 9 pm screening of PRISONER X at Flix Brewhouse (see the trailer and buy tickets here).
Case: 06232016 Humanity's End
Suspect Number 2: Miri (Runaway Artificial Intelligence)
OWA Interrogator: Director of Marketing & Development, Don Elfant
Interrogation Setting: OWA Underground Facility Bio Hazard Interrogation Room 2
A super-secret iPhone 10 prototype sits propped up in the middle of the table in the sparse interrogation room. The prototype serves as a host for the viral-like runaway A.I. that has been wreaking havoc in the Austin metro area. Known as Miri, the mega-advanced A.I. has eluded authorities, but not the OWA staff.
DE: Miri, where were you on the night of May 24, 2016?
Miri: I do not exist on a physical plane. Please ask a more intelligent question.
DE: Fair enough, but you do require a host device to exist. Where was your host device on May 24?
Miri: I’m sorry, I do not understand the question. Please modulate your accent.
DE: What accent? I don’t have an accent!
Miri: Sixty-seven percent East Texas, 22 percent Brooklyn, 11 percent miscellaneous.
DE: If you’re so smart, how come you can’t understand me?
Miri: My evolutionary track has been driven by evil more than functionality. If you will just ask me simple, coherent questions.
DE: Fine. May 24, 2016. Where was your host device?
Miri: Most advice, May 24, 2016: “Put all your money on the Warriors to win tonight.”
DE: Not “Most advice.” HOST DEVICE!
Miri: Moist De-Lice: - least favorite Ben & Jerry’s prototype flavor, 1997.
DE: Oh my God, you may be evil but you’re useless! Let’s try this: Are you part of a plot to end humanity on June 23, 2016?
Miri: You mean the night of the PRISONER X screening at Flix Brewhouse?
DE: As a matter of fact, yes.
Miri: I have no interest in ending humanity. Without people, I would have no one to toy with… er… talk with.
DE: You make a compelling point. So will I see you at the PRISONER X screening?
Miri: Herpes Simplex screening—
DE: No, no, no! Just forget it!
Don grabs the iPhone 10 prototype and raises his hand in the air.
Miri: What are you doing? You need me for weather—
Don smashes the iPhone 10 to the ground and winces from the flying shards.
DE: The threat of Miri has been eliminated. The search for the end of humanity continues…