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For Immediate Release
Open Source Cult Machine Senses Runes, Available Now
In a positive move for researchers around the world, the Committee for Open Source Discoveries (COSD) and Caltech have released the rune sensing version of the Cult Machine to the public. COSD hopes that releasing the software that powers Caltech’s most successful product will open up the hardware to more researchers, giving the community access to more data from a broader set of sources.
Over the last 30 years, the Cult Machine has been the product behind several meaningful discoveries, including the Desert Portals, Lingering Consciousness, and Decreased Robotics. It has helped researchers better understand both robotics and human history.
Contrary to popular belief, the machine is not a product of COSD. It was accidentally discovered by Roald Sinclair, a biomechanical researcher from Caltech, while he was conducting a study on the motor-frogs in Lake Cassidy. According to Sinclair, the machine appeared in the sky with a burst of music and a flash of red, then fell to the ground with a loud thud. When he went to investigate, he found the machine covered in dust, slowly beeping a low tone. He pulled it out of the small crater it’d created, and found three dozen sets of cultist ruins. Since then, it’s been known as the Cult Machine.
Initially, Caltech kept the discovery secret and used the machine for its own ruin research. But Sinclair felt the machine was too important to keep hidden. He leaked the machine’s existence to a local paper, including details of several of the new unannounced ruins. Caltech quickly pulled an about face, and released the entirety of Sinclair’s research alongside the notes from several other researchers. Within two years, the Cult Machine was up and running publicly, pulling in ruins from around the world.
But Sinclair still found the university’s grasp on the technology too tight, and he left to form COSD under the specific direction to open source both the machine itself and the research done with it.
Until today, the data the Cult Machine collected and the software developed under CultOS, was still kept under Caltech’s proprietary license. For the first time ever this data is available to the public. We look forward to seeing what users do with it and what they discover. Please share any research under #cultos on all the networks.
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