The Cybernetic Wars changed the world we lived in far more than most people believe. The AIs of the time had been helpers of humanity. Cheerleaders. Medical assistants. Glorified librarians. But when the worst of our own kind came to kill us and them, and when the worst of their own kind rebelled from their masters, it forced our helpers to become our defenders. Many of them died the permanent death imposed by the destruction of their every backup and the very techs who coded them. Most of them, actually. The Islamic Brotherhoods, the Mexican Drug Lords, the Russian and Chinese Intelligence, and even Rogue AIs targeted them for death. Those who survived became the deadliest of enemies to those who meant us harm. That changed everything.