Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours.
Scene: Daybreak. A placid ocean, gently humming and sloshing its waters. Some stray gulls dip into and out of the choppy surface, screeching their raggedy gull melodies.
Terribly and without warning, like some naked chip-encrusted leviathan, Iconic Collective rears its pale belly from the secret back-end of the Internet, blinking in the erupting light of the sun.