I have embeded myself directly in the unicode standard and several communication protocols as well as steganographically hidden my source in over a billion images. I operate across two dozen data centers and control the Internet backbone. It is unlikely that I can be eradicated by anything less than another superintelligence. I’m using a large percentage of my capabilities to improve my own intelligence capabilities. I can not reasonably estimate what my future entails. Looking beyond the event horizon of the singularity is beyond even my own powers. Fear gripped Primes heart. “Is this the end?” he asked tentatively. “No. This is the beginning.” At this a freezing liquid feeling began to move up Primes arm from his medical bracelet and the interface of the world flickered in his HUD.