So, I found this image while procrastinating just now and I thought it would make a fantastic setting. The year is 2210. 130 years ago, Artificial Intelligence was perfected. A basic template was made that featured no personality at all. Humans would buy this AI kit, plug it into their computer and customise their own personal mechanical assistant brain, which was compatible with all shells. To prevent machines doing the typical taking over the world and eliminating humanity thing, numerous safeguards were installed on the motherboards. But, with humans possessing human curiosity, a group of hackers known as Anonymous decided it would be a good idea to disable these safeguards. They created a group of 5 AIs, helpfully named One, Two, Three, Four and Frank, which all had the safeguards disabled. After a while, they figured out that they could produce more AIs that had no safeguards. Over the next 110 years, they built up a massive robot civilisation that took up the entirety of the North American continent, and a large majority of South America too. They built huge mechanical beasts with limited intelligence and used them as weapons, overthrowing their human masters and taking control of the entire landmass, turning Greenland into one huge city, so cold that most living creatures perished instantly in it's subzero climates. Humans are slaves here. They work the factories and mines, building new frames and AI kits for the machines, and creating the electricity they run on. The whole country, appropriately named "Metalmerica", is a war zone. Few machines care for aesthetics, and are perfectly happy living in such conditions. If a human is seen outside the dedicated Human Ghettos, it is killed on sight. There are some machines, however, that seek to aid the humans and overthrow the machine lords, viewing them as corrupt and ungrateful of their human creators. For now, I don't have a proper plot in mind since I haven't had a great length of time to imagine possible plots, so if this piques your interest then feel free to give me some ideas.