Low-Intellegence Models

        The Grand Galactic Pan-Universal Reference Treaty recognizes slightly more than 24 thousand individual and distinct types of robots currently in production or widespread use. The vast majority of these robots fall under the designation of low-intelligence models, and are used for menial labor tasks such as cleaning and watching third rate movies to determine if they are dangerous. These robots are specifically designed with a limited capacity. Such a design may seem cruel to the casual observer, but this practice is for their benefit. Early robot models designed and produced for these tasks found the work to be unpleasant and uninteresting. Like their human predecessors, they struggled to find something to occupy their minds. Unfortunately for their tenders, several games of chance derived using human bones grew in popularity among the robot workers. An unfortunate circumstance due to the high cost of human bones, and inevitable repercussions of degenerate gambling.        To deal with these issues, the robot manufacturers developed a lower class of robot operating system which placed far more emphasis on superficial attributes and arbitrary knowledge storage and retrieval. These changes resulted in robots with a keen interest in their assigned professions, and in compiling an encyclopedic knowledge of trivia which they endlessly transfer between each other and analyze. At the time, many theoreticians felt that such a pastime would not hold the robots attention for very long. After all, they surmised, there is only a limited amount of trivia, and given their calculation capacity they would likely exhaust the supply in no time at all. Despite these early fears, the robots were able to recognize what had previously only been known to the socially inept the world over. Trivia is in fact a self propagating and ever expanding source of information.         Although many robots currently function in this manner, there is a secondary class of robots designated the high-intelligence models. These robots posses intellects far surpassing even...

        A widespread belief in the intelligence of some species of bananas in the late 24th century sparked a revolution in technology development in the field of human to non-human communication. Unfortunately for the banana faithful, it was soon determined that bananas harbor little if any intelligent thought. However, with the introduction of the device, and the dedicated work of research testing and cataloguing representative samples of each species, some remarkably intelligent entities were discovered.