Liquid metal, also known as “smart” metal, is an artificially intelligent, self-aware substance synthesized from elements foreign from the known periodic table of elements. First discovered after the return of the Apollo 11 moon landing, its true origin is still unknown. The material was found stowed aboard the fuel cells of the returning space craft where NASA scientists were drawn to an unusual scent coming from the floating space craft in the South Pacific Ocean. Upon opening the access panels to the fuel cells, NASA scientist Dr. Audrey Maya, discovered a metallic pool rhythmically moving counter to the buoyancy of the surrounding water.
While attempting to collect a sample of the metallic liquid, Dr. Maya observed evasive behavior exhibited by the liquid resisting capture. Dr. Maya’s initial assessment of the liquid’s intelligence demonstrated advanced Nano-molecular reconstructive capabilities in reaction to stimuli ranging from sound to touch. The discovery altered all theoretically accepted norms of carbon-based life due to the unique properties of liquid metal.
NASA continued the Apollo space missions to collect additional samples of liquid metal from 1967 to 1972. The Apollo space missions ended after the decision was made by NASA director, Bob Swift, not to return to the moon until more was understood about the safety of introducing liquid metal to Earth.
Known characteristics of liquid metal include mimicking of geometric structures and shapes. Physical attributes lack any life supporting organs or reproductive systems. Little is known about the mechanics of the substance’s reasoning and highly cognitive abilities.
Observational studies by Dr. Maya have uncovered differences in interaction with humans and with other samples of liquid metal. Collectively, liquid metal demonstrates a symbiotic relationship among different samples. Trials have shown that as human interaction increases, liquid metal increases in intelligence. Dr. Maya’s studies have brought attention to liquid metal as a self-aware and conscious intelligence capable of fulfilling requests from human counter parts.
Current applications include human testing to cure cancerous cells from patients through the injection and extraction of liquid metal into a patient’s blood stream. Testing details of liquid metal are highly classified.