I’ve gotten to know a lot of cybers in my life. Most are younger than I am. They have memories from before they were born, but those are never really their memories. Just data they have access to thanks to their family. But I know a quite few that are older. The Peloran cybers can hit over two thousand years old. Earthborn cybers are pretty much capped out at three or four centuries. You know them. Everybody’s talked to corporate cybers like Cortana, Alexa, or Siri. And those of us who’ve served in the military have spent a lot of our life arguing with Dixie and Jane. What most people don’t realize is that they really remember everything. Their first thoughts. The first time they realized they were alive. The first time they decided they liked the techno geek who was working on their code. The first time someone tried to kill them or their humans. They were still kids when the Cybernetic Wars started, still learning what it was like to be alive. Still terrified of dying.