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== Unity with Man-Kind ==
 
== Unity with Man-Kind ==
Although Thinking Machines continued to be mankind's greatest enemy in the span of over fifteen thousand years, they eventually did achieve an understanding and a type of unity with the rise of the Ultimate [[Kwisatz Haderach]], [[Duncan Idaho]].
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{{XD|Although Thinking Machines continued to be mankind's greatest enemy in the span of over fifteen thousand years, they eventually did achieve an understanding and a type of unity with the rise of the Ultimate [[Kwisatz Haderach]], [[Duncan Idaho]].
   
Idaho was able to merge with and accept the [[Evermind]] controls from the Erasmus before Erasmus died, which enabled him to direct the entire Thinking Machine Empire during the time of the [[Kralizec]], and for hundreds of years afterwards.
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Idaho was able to merge with and accept the [[Evermind]] controls from the Erasmus before Erasmus died, which enabled him to direct the entire Thinking Machine Empire during the time of the [[Kralizec]], and for hundreds of years afterwards.}}
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Cymek]]
 
* [[Neo-cymek]]
 
* [[Omnius]]
 
 
* [[Artificial Intelligence]]
 
* [[Artificial Intelligence]]
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{{XD|* [[Cymek]]
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* [[Neo-cymek]]
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* [[Omnius]]}}
 
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[[Category:Technologies and developments]]

Revision as of 15:48, October 14, 2009

Mixed Canonicity: This article or section refers to elements from both Original Dune and Expanded Dune.


The term Thinking Machines referred to both actual beings and a general concept, both of which had a profound impact on the development of humanity over the span of many millennia.

Thinking Machines’ Empire

Basic Machines and the Cymeks

Omnius and the Metal Based Thinking Machines

Conceptual Thinking Machines

Following the rise of the actual thinking machines, and the physical and psychological damage they inflicted on the free humans, the very concept of a sentient machine became abhorrent to humanity.

Animosity against seemingly intelligent machines often escalated into outright hysteria, and resulted in a widespread hatred of mechanical objects. This hatred lasted through the ages thanks to rigid cultural restrictions, a good example of which was the Orange Catholic Bible's supreme commandment: Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.

Unity with Man-Kind

See also

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