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January 8, 2002

Cortana Theories:

Wouldnt it make sense that when she was interfaced with the Halo mainframe, Cortana became rampant (or maybe just bitchy)?

The Halo Mainframe definitely is a huge opportunity for Rampancy. And despite the fact that she continues helping you through the game...AI's do not always display signs of Rampancy, sometimes for years

(My references)

Two phrases from; James B. Miller, 2320, "Life and Death of Intelligence".
(Actually: Marathon Story page, "Defend This! Terminal 2)

"Rampancy is accelerated by outside stimuli"

"Rampant AIs need a planetary sized network of computers in order to grow"

(Again from Marathon story page)

AI's can be "Rampant for years" as Tycho says in "Marathon":

Durandal showed no signs until the Phor attacked. So if thats true, Halo 2 will be VERY interesting indeed. Especially considering that she can control your suit. (The MJOLNIR suit's architecture "Is very similar to the Autumn's"...."Don't get any funny ideas")


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