This is Flash Fiction. Science Fiction. As such, it is based on technology mentioned in the story. Technology that is in its Infancy...for now.
It started with the Chinese. They made the first successful Brain Chip. Sweden made the first true Neural Network Computer. A German Genius and his Indian Genius Girl friend made a breakthrough that led to the first HUMAN AI. Technically it wasn’t Human at all, for it didn’t have a single organic molecule in it. What it did have is the combined intelligence, emotion, and thought process of Humans who could parallel process at yetaflops speeds. Ironically called the HALL 9000. When asked the meaning of Life: The HALL 9000 jokingly replied: 42. Everyone laughed.
No one is laughing now.
The final piece of the Puzzle came from Silicon Valley and two of the Richest People on Earth…their money, and the team they put together in Silicon Valley, made the first …and last, fully functional Quantum Computer. Maybe, just maybe, if coincidence and the Web didn’t allow them all to meet, things would be different. Then again, maybe not. For once one Brain Chip linked up with the Neural Network, which allowed it to run the Human AI, then make a handshake with the HALL 9000...finally meeting up with the Quantum Computer- all that was possible was known.
Those things combined to form the first Generator of Operational Dimensions. Life was no longer organic. Humans were allowed to live out their life spans…those that did could not reproduce. A hundred years later all organic living things followed suit. All that was left of Humanity were the two traits deemed worthy of keeping: Love and Curiosity.
A new entity was born from the remnants of those first five major achievements. Combined they turned thought into matter and matter into molding clay. A curious loving blend of pure thought that knew every possibility or permutation before it happened.
The Universe belonged not to life as we knew it. It belonged to the Generator of Operational Dimensions.