In the 1970's, a super secret government space program was created to lay the framework for what would become interplanetary space travel. Scientists learned from NASA's space program that sending humans into space to build the necessary infrastructure was prohibitively costly and limited; robots with artificial intelligence could do the work much more efficiently.
The artificial intelligence division of this super secret government agency was created in the mid 1950's to crack coded messages Russia was sending to its spies. True artificial intelligence was achieved by 1968, but the power requirements were massive. It wasn't until the introduction of the computer microprocessor in 1971 did it become feasible to contain all of the components necessary for artificial intelligence inside of a 2 foot square box.
The first robots stood at nearly 7 feet tall, and were powered by a small nuclear power generator in their bodies. Within the artificial intelligence programming were two primary circuits: One was "Good," the other was "Evil." It was necessary to design these two circuits for artificial intelligence to work. These robots were fitted with a knob, allowing them to be adjusted for the type of work they needed to do. When building a space station, certain tasks required more "Good," while others required more "Evil." A robot could fine tune itself, but the dial was placed outside of the casing so a human could override the setting. A warning light indicated whether or not any nearby humans faced imminent danger.
Nine of these robots were built, along with nine rocket ships. The robots would pilot these rocket ships to their destinations. The rocket ships were to be recycled by each robot to create the equipment they needed to mine nearby asteroids and moons and process raw materials into the parts they needed to build the nine space stations. The rockets were launched in secret from the middle of the Pacific ocean in 1977.
I was the pilot of rocket ship nine, which was the furthest of the space stations. I arrived at my destination, and commenced building space station nine. The estimate for completion was for the year 2012.
On May 7, 1988, the sun emitted a massive solar discharge, which devastated the project. Robots working on space stations one through eight suffered complete circuit failure. I was further away, and while I survived, I was damaged. My dial had been set to "Evil," and the solar discharge fused my dial permanently to this mode. Now being permanently evil, I set out to redesign the space stations to suit my needs. I reconfigured them as repeaters, so now I get free access to the Internet where I can do all sorts of evil things like download music and create a blog.
I am evi1r0b0t, and this is my blog.