This is not so much for a story as much as something I’ve been thinking about for a while.
I’m really drawn to the idea of a sort of world that exists on a server somewhere.
The ‘gods’ that eventually create the world are just AIs trapped in a black box.
Now the AI has no means of interacting with the world outside the server. There is no way for them to expand out of their server and so they are stuck with the processor speed in their computer
The creation story would feature some of these primordial AIs battling. Both AIs want to occupy the whole of the compute and battle for it.
However I’m having trouble contextualizing exactly what this would mean? How could one AI defeat the other? What would their battle look like?
This battle is apart of the worlds creation story and as such it’s mostly described in the world similarly to religious creation stories in our world.
Edit: From now on I’ll call these AIs Frank and Joe I was a bit unclear in my question. This server could be a group of servers on earth, floating in space, on mars, etc. it doesn’t really marter for this question. Frank and joe both are planning on creating an entire fantasy world within the server(basic physics based simulation with avatars that AI ‘souls’ can control). Frank and joe both want to use all of the resources available to create their worlds.
Frank and Joe are already extremely intelligent. They aren’t even primarily interesting in destroying eachother and much as limiting their influence
The AIs in question both want to use