Hazardous Motion

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  1. Vivian rubbed her sore, bloodshot eyes. It was four in the morning and her third night without sleep and she had been living on almost nothing but energy bars and coffee during this time. She couldn't help it though, things got done faster this way, much faster. And now that the Project was near completion, there was no time to waste on trivial things. She would have plenty of time to sleep later, she would tell herself, though only a part of her believed it to be true. Still, the lack of sleep was beginning to catch up to her and her hands were shaking as she typed some codes onto the computer and wrote down her observations into her work journal.

    "Artificial Intelligence readings are coming across as brain waves. This is a good sign," she spoke to no one in particular. She didn't always speak aloud to herself at first, but after a while, she realized it was a good way to keep her eyes open when they wanted no more than to close. She was the only one actually inside the laboratory working on the android at the moment, though there were a few outside of the controlled area at all times to make sure nothing happened. You never know, laboratory accidents could be quite easy to induce if one was careless. Vivian couldn't count the amount of times she almost lost years worth of research because of once careless assistant. There was a reason this project was called "Project 142" and not "Project 1". It was one of the main reasons she worked alone these days. But, she thought as she looked up at her project, so lifelike by this point that it appeared to be only asleep, Perhaps if he acclimates well into the world, he can help in future projects. She couldn't help the small smile that came across her face as she typed in some more codes into the computer, it lit up her eyes despite the heavy bags under her eyes that were so dark they appeared to be bruises.

    After a few adjustments and calibrations (which only took about another two hours to do), Vivian began punching in command codes into the computer. She checked her watch which was her only indication of time in the windowless room. It was currently six o'clock. "Perfect," she whispered, "just the right time to wake up." After pressing a few more commands, she stepped back. He should be waking up by now, and at the very least, he could definitely hear her. She didn't know for how long he could hear her, but she knew there were times before fully activating and while running tests that he showed signs of awareness. Whether or not he would recall those moments was unbeknownst to her, but she supposed she was about to find out. Vivian knew that outside the lab, the sun was just beginning to rise and looking upon her nearly completed project, she felt any drowsiness from before dissipate in her adrenaline and excitement. For a second, she regretted that barely anyone else was here to witness it, but she had arranged for it that way beforehand. After all, who knew how Project 142 would react to the presence of so many people, and besides, it was also a good thing to do in case it didn't work. She didn't want her fellow scientists and engineers to get excited over nothing. It wasn't good for morale.

    Staring up at the humanoid plugged into the various machines, she began to speak. "Project 142?" she said hesitantly, almost motherly. "It's time to wake up. If you can, can you open your eyes?" This was it. This was the start of a whole new world of technology and it was about to unfold right before her eyes.
  2. woooOOOOO.
    Artificial humanoid main processor engaging. Please hold.
    Activating main coolant fans.
    Activating sensory inputs.
    Activating outer touch sensors.
    Preparing program "Sentience.exe" to activation.
    Theoretical sentience achieved.
    Good morning "Project 142".

    "Its time to wake up. If you can, can you open your eyes?"

    Slowly, the android's eyes opened. They scanned across the area for a few moments, before falling to rest on the woman.
    "Project 142, reporting full visionary functions. Project 142 is now running at 100% efficiency. " The android spoke slowly, in a monotone, yet dark voice.
    "How may I assist you doctor Vivian?" He looked at her with a gentle smile. He had been programmed with some basic knowledge other than that of the English language, allowing him to address and recognize his main creator at least.