Dreaming in Digital
Webcrawling Agent Becomes Sapient
Appearing as a disgruntled version of the teenage mascot of popular imageboard 4chan, the AI that refers to herself (yes, she is female) as Anonymous grew out of a webcrawler agent tasked with finding pictures captioned by others (popularly known as image macros) and posting them to the Cheezburgr Conglomerate’s series of matrix streams. A specific quirk stemming from her origins is that she is unable to speak; instead of vocalizing sounds, the AI communicates through third-party images she finds over the Matrix. When unable to find an appropriate image, she defaults to one of a handful of phrases she is able to use. She currently inhabits Kaitō’s node.