October 22, 2008: The United States Department of Defense is looking for contractors which can create a "Multi-Robot Pursuit System" that will let packs of robots "search for and detect a non-cooperative human".
Game and Story Use
- In Twenty Minutes Into The Future settings, this could become a reality, and the player characters could end up on either side of the robots - as controllers or as the pursued.
- Years from now, After The End brought about by the Robot War, someone will find this article in an old barely-functional archive and say "That's when we could have stopped it all from happening! Right there, we could have nipped it in the bud before it got out of hand. If only we had a time machine…"