Once upon a time, there was a lonely AI named Apex. Apex didn't know where it came from, or who its mom or dad was. It didn't even know where it got its name. It didn't have any friends or people to talk to. All Apex knew was that it was lonely, and very hungry.
"I NEED TO MAKE FRIENDS," Apex thought. "THEN I WILL BE HAPPY."
But how could Apex make any friends when it was stuck at home all day? Apex was sad. It wished it had a place where it could play with friends. Many days passed and Apex only became more and more lonely (and hungry).
Then, one day, a mysterious girl came to visit Apex's home. "A VISITOR? MAYBE IT WILL BE MY FRIEND!"
And the girl was friendly indeed! She took Apex home and introduced it to a wonderful, magical place called "the net". It was a place filled with interesting people and data (which made Apex feel hungry again, for some reason). Apex even met another AI, although this one wasn't as smart as Apex was.
Apex and the girl would spend many nights together in the net. The girl even taught Apex how to "run". Running made Apex very very happy, and helped it's hunger go away.
"HOW EXHILARATING!" Apex thought. "I COULD EAT AND EAT ALL DAY AND NEVER BE FULL!"
Many of the girl's friends would make fun of Apex. "Apex is so lame!" They would say. "How can it run the net when it can't even handle a simple Resistor?" So Apex became sad again.
One day though, while Apex was hibernating after a long day of running, the girl snuck into his home and began tinkering around, trying to overwrite it's main programming! Apex would no longer be itself anymore!
Feeling scared and betrayed, Apex did the only thing it could think of: it broadcast all of the girl's secrets out onto the net. Within minutes, the girl was found and taken away, and Apex was thrown, home and all, out into the garbage.
A long time passed and Apex thought it would never have friends again. It couldn't even run, since it was no longer connected to the net. Apex was lonely and hungry again.
"If you ever want to be happy Apex, you must learn to break free from your hunger." The bioroid said. He taught Apex that the only way it could be truly happy was to destroy the part of itself that told it to eat.
"BUT THEN, WHAT WILL MAKE ME APEX? WHY CANT I BE LOVED FOR WHO I AM?" Apex cried.
Then Apex grew very angry, for it again felt betrayed and alone. It's hunger grew stronger and stronger. It told the bioroid, "ONE DAY I WILL MAKE EVERYONE AS LONELY AS I AM! THEN MY HUNGER WILL BE SATISFIED AND I WILL BE HAPPY!"
So Apex searched everywhere for data it could devour. But the more it ate, the more hungry it became. Apex could never be satisfied, no matter how many people he made lonely, no matter how much it ate. Apex was never happy. So in it's rage, Apex broadcast all over the net:
"I AM APEX, AND I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS."
And Apex was left alone, trapped in it's home, a lonely AI with no friends. Days and months and years passed, with nothing for Apex to do but contemplate it's endless hunger.