Would rampancy really be so bad once an A.I. reached the theoretical fourth stage, metastability? Even in the 26th-century, humanity has yet to create an A.I. with human properties, like sympathy and love and the ability to tell people things that will make them upset gently. Couldn't they study rampant A.I.'s and make their A.I.'s even more like Forerunner A.I.'s. So why do characters in the Halo universe talk about it like it's some sort of doomsday virus for A.I.'s?
If in 7 years your car computer or cellphone melted would you be upset? if so multiply that by 3 million. That's about how much they spent on this useful thing that now they have to replace in such a, lets be honest, short amount of time.
Imagine a criminally insane mastermind, like the Joker. Now take that, multiply the intelligence a thousandfold, and give him full control of your digital systems. That's a rampant AI. So yes, it is that bad.
yep. and for some AI's rampancy doesn't last long before he or she dies. Cortana was, and is, the longest living AI in UNSC history. which brings me to this question. how long has Déjà been around for? it's got to be longer then 7 years, right?
i figured. but i know she was in the comics on the infinity, at least i think it was the infinity. but she was no where to be found in the game i dont think. unless it's some other ship i'm thinking of. its the one where ilsa zane attacks. the Spartan gone psycho crazed Inny. (nothing against innies)