CZWIC (Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Information Center) was founded in 2002 by a group of enthusiasts with strong interest in the subject. They have been working together since then, sharing their experience and knowledge on all things related to the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed. CZWIC’s main goal is to promote and share information about the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed.
The name “Wolf Dog” comes from the fact that they are part of the family of dogs known as Canis lupus familiaris. These are wolves native to Europe and Asia, but which were hunted to extinction by humans around 10,000 years ago. There are many different types of these animals: some live in packs, others live alone or in small groups.
Some hunt prey like mice and rats while others prefer smaller game such as birds and reptiles. All are carnivores, but there are differences between them. For example, wolves tend to eat meat while coyotes prefer fruits and nuts. Wolves also grow much larger than other species of the same type; however, they do not get cancer like most large mammals do.
There are several subspecies of wolves found in North America: the gray wolf is the largest and most common one. The red wolf, also called the American timber wolf, is a species of coyote which was once native to the United States but is now extinct in the wild. It still exists in zoos and wildlife preserves, and some have been reintroduced to various locations around the southern US.
Other types of wolves include the tundra wolf and the arctic wolf, both living in the colder parts of Canada. The dingo is native to Australia and hunts in a style similar to African wild dogs. The African wild dog is another species of hunting dog, although it has not yet been introduced to other continents and is more common in southern Africa.
The akbash dog is native to central Asia, and the bush dog can be found in South America. Both of these were bred from wolves by humans.
Wolves are carnivorous mammals that hunt in groups. They are known for their impressive sense of smell and their powerful bite, which can crack the bones of their prey. Some, such as the akbash dog, were bred to be pets by humans and have been extensively trained.
Others have been raised solely for the fur trade and are often killed on sight when seen near human settlements. Wolves are among the oldest types of animal still in existence, with fossils and evidence suggesting that they may have existed up to three million years ago.
Traditionally, humans have had a complicated relationship with wolves. In some cultures they are regarded with reverence, while in others they are seen as savage beasts. Even in modern times, hunting wolves is not uncommon and is regulated in some places for population control.
A small but growing number of people have developed an admiration for the creature, and a few even keep them as pets.
Origin of the Project
The first attempts at cloning rodents took place in the early 1990s; by 1993, a group of Canadian scientists had succeeded in bringing a mouse back from the dead. Around this time, a small biotech company called Mérieux NutriSciences became involved in similar experiments with dogs after acquiring crucial DNA samples from the cell lines of twelve recently deceased dogs. By 2001, the company managed to create two live canine clones, with results published in the following year.
Although a success for the company, the process had been very expensive and time-consuming: it took around $30 million and three years to complete. In order to recoup its losses and make a profit, Mérieux NutriSciences opened up their cloning services to customers; however, they were unable to find a single client willing to foot the bill for their services. It seemed that the world had no interest in commercially cloning pets.
In 2009, with the company still struggling with the fallout of the global recession, its board of directors decided to shut down its research department. However, it soon found a savior in Yvonne McCampbell, heiress to the massive pharmaceutical company and owner of the McCampbell Media Conglomerate. Yvonne had recently acquired the rights to distribute the hit canine drama “McCutcheon’s Tribe”, and was looking for ways to promote it.
With the show’s large and active fanbase, it occurred to her that bringing a set of cloned McCutcheon puppies to the set would be an excellent free promotion for the show and her company. Later she would remark that the success of the project paved the way for her future interest in animal DNA.
While Yvette’s motivations were clear from the start, there was an issue of public opinion to deal with. The first problem was the ethics of animal cloning, which were as varied then as they are now: while some showed an admiration for Yvette’s contributions to science, others saw it as nothing short of immoral. Among animal rights groups and their members, there was a call to boycott McCampbell Media’s products.
In addition, the idea that cloned dogs were being sent to McCutcheon’s Tribe set as free giveaways without the cloned dogs’ consent stirred up further controversy among animal lovers.
Things only got worse when the first cloned dogs began to die. It appeared that while the process could create a genetic copy of a dog, it could not guarantee that the copy would be free of defects. It soon became apparent that the process lead to frequent birth defects, which lead some to call for an end to the project altogether.
Unfazed by this criticism, Yvette persevered with her project. As time went on, the technology began to improve and the rate of birth defects dropped. By 2016, it was rare for a cloned dog to suffer any ill effects.
With this success, Yvette opened up her services to the public, and soon McCampbell’s cloning centers were providing services all across the world.
In 2024, McCampbell made its stock market debut. By this time, the company had diversified from its humble roots as a small pharmaceutical firm into a massive conglomerate with fingers in virtually every pie. The success of this “animal-friendly” company was so massive that it soon surpassed all its competitors and became a megacorporation on the level of other giants like General Atomics International or Hei Gou Wu Electronics.
The Successor Project
With McCampbell’s transition from a pharmaceutical company to a global conglomerate complete, Yvette’s attention turned towards her true passion: science. Always eager to push technological boundaries, she immediately set to work on the Successor Project, a long-term venture designed to create the first artificial human being. Like other “successor projects” of the time, McCampbell’s sought to bring back the extinct through genetic engineering: while other groups focused on reviving the wooly mammoth or dinosaur, Yvette took a more “human” approach.
While it was relatively easy to create an organism from scratch, creating a sentient life form was much more difficult. Countless ABPSARI test subjects were created only to suffer severe mental defects that made them little more than wild animals. As such, a newer approach was taken.
Rather than create an organism from scratch, a human egg would be fertilized and gradually have certain genes introduced to it to “customize” the subject. While other groups had some success with this method (creating what would eventually become known as OR-1s), McCampbell labs took a different approach.
Yvette’s team came upon the idea that rather than introduce genes to a human egg, why not introduce the egg to a human environment? In other words, why go through the trouble of customizing an organism when you could simply grow one from birth?
This experimental method was extremely risky: there was a very real chance that the human mind could not emerge or that it would emerge but lack higher brain functions. Even if a sentient did emerge, there was no telling what kind of mental condition it would be in.
However, if this method proved successful, it would make creating new sentient species far easier and more efficient. It would also lead to the immediate creation of a “new you,” which was something OR-2s and their successors could never provide. While the other board members were apprehensive about this radical approach, Yvette was confident that it would work.
McCampbell invested over six hundred billion dollars into this project, a sum so large that some board members even called for a halt to the project: after all, if this failed, McCampbell could very well go bankrupt.
Luckily, the project was a success. The first “Successor Individual” was named BK and possessed a genius-level intellect. By 2040, McCampbell had created hundreds of sentient life forms using this method.
Of course, they weren’t called OR-3s or anything like that: instead, they were officially referred to as “BKs” after their founder. While many of these BKs did work for McCampbell, most were given their own departments and were expected to build up their own businesses, with the encouragement of McCampbell’s financial backing. Most were successful: in a ironic twist, McCampbell soon became the world leader in genetic engineering and biotechnology.
Yvette was honored by the success of her project, but McCampbell’s success also came with a price. Since BKs were even smarter and more ambitious than OR-2s, they sought to gain more rights, especially since the public now knew that the OR series was nothing more than corporate-funded slaves. After years of debate and even a few violent protests, the first BKs were finally recognized as sentient beings with full rights by the United Nations in 2050…
…Which brings us to your story. You are a BK-00, created less than a year ago.
You graduated from college at the age of eight and completed your doctoral degree in genetic engineering at the age of nine. Your intellectual achievements are nothing short of amazing, but it is still your memories of childhood that are the clearest. You remember your parents, two lovely humans who cared for you and loved you, although not in the traditional sense. You remember how much you wanted to play outside when your teacher said you could not; how upset you were when your ball was taken away. And most of all, you remember that sadness when both of your parents were “retired” at the age of five because they had completed their given tasks: creating you.
That’s right, you are the child of two OR-2s. Your creators. And the OR-2s that created you are no doubt themselves the children of other OR-1s.
This means that the genetic slaves that were once used to create the first artificial humans are now, millennia later, being used to create a new generation of artificial humans that are even smarter and better than the last. History repeats itself, Ugh.
You don’t have any real emotional connection to your parents, or at least not anymore. You were raised by other BKs after all. However, while you aren’t connected to them, you certainly respect the genius that went into creating them.
That genius is what will make your own creation and development possible, because you want to create a better future for yourself.
You are an Eternal, a new form of human being, smarter, stronger and better than any created before. You are a successor to the OR- Psionic, a new and powerful human that will lead the way into the future. And that future is coming soon…
Next time, on Totalitarianism: The Ken age of the ORs is over. The age of the Eternals has begun.
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