BETA—Get your munitions. Transmissions state your location. Defense will be here in
approx five minutes.
Agent—Thanks, it’s time to leave.
BETA alarmed Agent of an Associate vehicle in the next room. Agent charges into the
garage to find a large military green pick-up truck. They jumped in and roared the
engine. As they drove down the inner driveway, and crashed through the door to
outside, BETA give the nearest “safe” point. They drove toward the outskirts of the city
hoping for safety. The reach a small village and stop to rest.
BETA—The locals here are anti-war people. We may have a chance to stay the night.
Agent— Sure- Is there a place to stay?
BETA— There is a town terminal a block down. That should give you information about
a place to sleep.
Agent— A terminal? Why would I use a terminal?
BETA— It provides info about anything in the area. Like a computer.
Agent—I know what it is. I want to know, why you don’t know if there is a place to
BETA—I’m not programmed to things that are not war-related
Agent—O.K. lets move…
-In these times most towns with a high enough population have a sheltered place
where there are terminals or computers that have maps and other things for travel and
Agent gets back in the truck and started down the road toward the center of town.
BETA directed him to the building he was searching for.