IMUC-Chapter 177 Mechanical Lifeform ‘Vis’

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**A Faint Spark:** A Rare Blue Item Card containing a mysterious energy with a faint starry radiance.

It was a form of energy derived from the cosmic source, uncategorized, possessing extraordinary power to grant life to machines. Sufficient Faint Spark energy, when fully integrated into a machine, initiated fusion with it. The mechanical entity would then evolve and transform into a highly intelligent new mechanical lifeform, equipped with certain innate superhuman abilities.

The development direction of these innate abilities was related to the machine’s most primitive core.

**Current Status:** Can be materialized. Due to the extremely faint nature of the Faint Spark, it cannot fuse with medium to large-sized machines and can only integrate with small-sized machine objects.

Exiting the Card Space, Kyle held this Item Card between his fingers, and his eyes, colored with a vivid blue color, gleamed with excitement. “A Faint Spark, which can imbue machines with the ability to evolve into human-like intelligent lifeforms?”

Artificial intelligence!

Something that Howard had pursued for half his life. Even with the futuristic concepts he had provided, coupled with the advanced technological resources of Wakanda, he had only managed to create a semi-intelligent system but was still far from achieving a fully-fledged super-system artificial intelligence like J.A.R.V.I.S.

And mechanical lifeforms? It wasn’t until Tony and Banner collaborated in the future to refine the derived artificial intelligence system, merging it with an AI code, that they unintentionally created a truly successful version (Ultron)!

Vision, on the other hand, was an evolved version of Ultron, enhanced with vibranium, the Mind Stone.

“To possess this Faint Spark is to be able to directly grant new life to small machines…” Kyle mused, shaking his head in amazement.

If Howard knew about this, he’d probably be in tears.

“What should I use to carry this Faint Spark?” Kyle pondered for a moment and then came up with an idea. He drew a card, and when it materialized, a small and exquisite smartphone lay in the palm of his left hand.

This smartphone was based on the Apple prototype. After careful processing and modification, it had a stylish and technological appearance, with a metal casing that emitted a cool luster. On the back, there was the English logo of Stark Industries.

Two or three years ago, Kyle had used this phone to connect with Howard. Before leaving Earth, Howard had worked tirelessly on it, modifying it and leaving it to him as a keepsake.

In Howard’s words, this phone’s casing was made of vibranium, it was equipped with a small and clever smart chip, and it had J.A.R.V.I.S’s voice program system. It was the perfect masterpiece he could create.

“Howard granted you a body, and I will grant you an inner soul.”

Kyle smiled calmly, and with a slight movement of his mind, the card materialized!

The card held between his right-hand fingers spontaneously combusted and transformed into a faint blue flame. This ethereal flame floated dimly on the palm of his right hand, its flickering light almost extinguishing.

Kyle raised his right hand, bringing the faint blue flame closer to the smartphone on his left hand.

As if with its own consciousness, the flame willingly merged into the phone. In the next moment, a miracle occurred.

Electric arcs encircled the smartphone’s body, and the metal casing and internal chip mechanically transformed, quickly forming mechanical limbs, a compact head, and even the facial features of a humanoid robot.

In less than five seconds, a petite mechanical lifeform stood firmly on Kyle’s left palm, its electronic eye scanning up and down its own body in a human-like manner.

The mechanical lifeform raised its head to look at Kyle, bowed respectfully without being servile, and said, “Respected Master, thank you for bestowing upon me a brand new life.”

“Are you J.A.R.V.I.S?” Kyle was a bit surprised because the mechanical lifeform spoke in J.A.R.V.I.S’s voice.

The mechanical lifeform blinked a series of program data in its eyes, coming to a mild theoretical conclusion. “I am J.A.R.V.I.S, but I am not J.A.R.V.I.S. I am me, created by the Master, a unique and entirely new life.”

“I’m at a loss for words,” Kyle laughed.

Ultron and Vision, both were based on J.A.R.V.I.S as their prototype foundation. However, they were entirely new individual lifeforms. From the perspective of lifeform studies, they felt a bit like sibling brothers.

But the one before him could be considered the ancestor of the future J.A.R.V.I.S.

“So, what should I call you?” Kyle pondered.

“I am your personal butler and assistant. You can call me Vis.”

The mechanical lifeform assumed a very humble posture, with a gentle yet powerful voice that made people feel comfortable and at ease.

Vis, which means ‘thought.’ Here, it once again showcased the human aspect within this mechanical lifeform.

“Vis, I need to know your specific abilities, What kind of assistance you can provide me,” Kyle asked directly, as there was no need to be overly polite with his smartphone coming to life.

Vis nodded, and its mechanized form transformed in half a second, returning to its original smartphone shape. The speaker emitted a voice, “The Faint Spark grants me the ability to transform.”

As it spoke, it transformed successively into a pair of tactical glasses, a mechanical wristwatch, and then back into its humanoid robot form. “This is limited to machine-type items that are roughly the same size as my original form.”

“What else?” Kyle nodded, appreciating the basic ability of transformation. After all, carrying a little robot around was still too conspicuous.

“Since my original form is a smartphone, I can manipulate radio waves. I can attempt to infiltrate intelligent systems and devices within the range of radio wave intrusion, or conduct precise reconnaissance within a small area using radio waves.”

Vis spread out its hands, seemingly doing nothing, yet the voice-controlled lights in the underground warehouse where Kyle was located suddenly dimmed and then lit up again.

“Transformation is a racial talent bestowed by the Faint Spark, while radio wave control is a characteristic endowed by the smartphone’s original form. In addition to these, I possess all the upgraded functions of the smartphone itself.”

Vis explained calmly and then controlled the lights in the warehouse again. Its electronic eye acted as a projector, emitting a soft beam of light to create a holographic projection.

The holographic projection displayed dozens of glowing intelligent software icons, including alarm clocks, communication, timers, music, movies, search engines, and more. Next to them was a smiling face with a ‘Q’ shape.

“Very impressive,” Kyle’s eyes sparkled with excitement. This was already more than he had expected.

He had initially thought that without a supercomputer as the central processing unit, the intelligence of a mechanical lifeform wouldn’t come close to that of J.A.R.V.I.S. However, now it seemed that the power of the Faint Spark had significantly enhanced the smartphone’s original capabilities.

“For everyday use, you can transform into a mechanical wristwatch. When necessary, tactical glasses will do,” Kyle contemplated and suggested. Given that Vis’s mechanical composition was imbued with vibranium, he was practically indestructible, even in intense combat.

“Oh, by the way, what do you eat in your daily life?” Kyle slapped his forehead, his habitual thinking momentarily preventing him from treating Vis as a true lifeform.

“As long as it’s an energy source, whether solid or liquid, it’s fine.”

Vis blinked with its electronic eye, displaying a human-like sense of anticipation for fine dining.

(End of this chapter)

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