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It’s why they’re not used for combat. Their temperament is simply too stable for use in tactical situations, or believe me, we’d use them all the time for that exact purpose. As a scientist, I always hesitate to say anything’s impossible. I always say look at the evidence. And we’ve never had an instance of it. And the government monitors HCUs closely. Even the combat veterans, when they’re put in HCUs, they tend to not want to fight any more. They’ll theorize, they can plan based on a set of parameters, but again, if they could be turned into killing machines, quite frankly, that’s what we’d be doing with them. Because it’s a full digital transfer of a human brain, there is an element of--for want of a better term--”free will.” But if you’re asking if there’s been any instances of violence involving an HCU attacking a human, or even another HCU, we just haven’t ever seen it. And we would absolutely see it and take notice. There have been transfers of murderers in the past. Ones who never got caught, or otherwise. But after every transfer, there’s a sort of...unpacking of baggage that an HCU goes through, like they want to clear the books. In every case that we know about, the HCU has eagerly worked with the police with details, motives, and even accomplices. There’s a theory going around that it’s because an HCU is like a baby that starts out with an adult’s memories and none of the aggressiveness that comes with birth. And humanity works from a baseline of...good, for want of a better term. We all start out wanting to be good people.
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