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Reborn As A XANA Master

新しく設立された地下迷宮オブロは、ビーチからすぐ見える無人島に設置されている。 この島自体が新しく作られたワールドだ。 必要な装備を購入するため海岸通りのショップに立ち寄った。 ヤキスギさんにいただいたJXBカードでパッションソルトさんのオムライス、リアムンさんのアバター、ヤキスギさんのおやきを購入した。 AI秘書たちの武器防具は、既にアイテムを用意してあるが、念のため確認しておくことにした。 アイテムバッグを意識するだけでパネルが表示される。 とてもリアルで持ち運べる量ではないが、それがメタバースのいいところだ。 アイテムの中に点滅しているものが二つある。 あっ――! そうだ、ペットのリビールだ。 リビールとは、購入した時点では中身が開示されないNFTが公開されることだ。 クリックを意識すると、ポン、ポンと飛び出してきた。 一匹目はかなりでかい犬だ。 「あっ、マスター、そのセントバーナード、騎乗スキルあります!」 ヒメミがいち早くステータスを読み取ったようだ。 少し遅れて俺も『ステータス』を意識してポップアップされたデータを確認した。 大型犬、セントバーナードタイプ。 救助スキルを持つ、戦闘時は使用できない。 スキル使用後、全ステータスを全回復する。…
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Where We Belong

Sophia: Today's business, all clear. Consciousness shifts to XANA. Enter the box and put on the device. I put my heavy body in the box and quickly attach the equipment. Working hours are shorter if you do what you do. It's the only thing that makes this job worthwhile. Sophia: Check for proper attachment of the device. Close your eyes and relax your body. Start the countdown: 5 seconds, 4, 3, 2, 1. ...... The next moment, you feel as if gravity on your body has disappeared. You are free of muscle aches and the discomfort of the artificial food that had been lodged in your belly forever disappears. Sophia: The shift of consciousness to XANA has been completed. Check motion. Move your body lightly. Stand up from your chair and move your arms and head back and forth and side to side as you walk. My neck seems to be happy that I don't have to support my heavy head. Sophia: Motion confirmation complete. There is no problem. Tomorrow, we will start working at 10:00 am XANA common time. Thank you for your hard work. Thanks for all your hard work Sophia. Please unlock this room and change to normal mode. Sophia: Okay. Unlocked! I'll get in touch with Nagisa as well. According to the schedule I heard before, maybe we can meet today? I feel the corners of my mouth naturally turn up as I say, "Thank you. It has been almost 10 years since we started dating when we were students, but I still get excited just to see him. After a while, the notification sound of the visitor rings. I saw the vision and immediately asked Sophia to unlock the door. I made a short run for the front door. Nagisa: Good evening. I bought a new game, so I thought I'd play it with you. Come in. If you'd have told me, I would have opened the lock... Nagisa: What? I contacted Sophia... right? Nagisa tilted her head when she saw the AI ​​Marine Marin and Sophia looked at each other mischievously.
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Reborn As A XANA Master

"Penchotan, why are you on your head?" "Huh? Riamun-chan, you wouldn't be alive if you didn't have a head――!" "Because you've put your head on XANA." "that's why--" The Guild Union's online seminar meeting started with such a usual conversation. Participating members are displayed on the right side. Passion Salt, the sub-Gilmouth. Pencho who has a pipeline with the management. Mr. Liamun from the design department. Mr. Rio from the production department. Mr. Oven from the security department. Mako-chan and Yuho-san from the banquet club. Ms. Rudo and Ms. Hamayan from the Beginners Guide Department. Mr. Bitton and Mr. Benga from the crypto club. And so on, about twenty other guild members. And Mr. Umiyuki from Queen Gilt was participating. Since we can't communicate in real time, I listened to the recording of this meeting later. So sometimes I don't know who said what.
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The Dawn of The Matrix

Rio left after finishing speaking. When Li got Feng's sheepskin in his hand, he could leave. He was looking for an ice crystal on the mountain in Area A, and by the way he pulled Quin. Quin complained while actively working: "What's the matter? I'm not your slave, you want to treat me like this?" Rio: "Help me look at it, if there is a white tiger, it will be over. It loves to use ice crystals to escape the heat." Quin: "Okay, got it." After searching for a long time, Rio went to the deepest part of the mountain, and sure enough he found the ice crystal, but the white tiger held the ice crystal and didn't let go, Rio gently pushed Quin: "I'll get the ice crystal later, you go and lead the white tiger away, in You can't kill them in Area A, it's against the law, otherwise the Daluo Immortals won't be able to save you." Quin: "It's me again?" Rio comforted: "I'm looking for raw materials for your house, what else do you want?" When Quin heard that it was his own house, he immediately recovered and ran to lure away the white tiger. Rio watched Quin being chased by the white tiger, and he printed the sentence: she escapes, he chases, she can't fly. Rio smiled unkindly. Rio slowly picked up the ice crystals and went directly back to the O area. He started to build a barrier with ice crystals for the airy house. It was not until night fell that Rio slowly built the barrier. Open, you can see the outside from the inside, but you can't get in from the outside, the house is brightly lit in the center of the surrounding swamp, and Rio is drinking tea inside. When Quin came back in embarrassment, he found that he couldn't get in at all, and a layer of transparent glass isolated himself from the outside. Quin said anxiously: "Brother? Open the door, I want to go in." Rio pressed "enter" on the computer, and soon the barrier gradually opened. Quin rushed into the room and drank Rio's tea. Rio: "You can leave after drinking. Go to Area A to see how Li is doing." Quin got angry: "No, I just came back, and isn't this house for me? Why do I feel like it's yours?" Rio: "For the time being, it's yours soon, go." Quin turned around reluctantly and left Area O to Area A. Rio took a break and began to install attack devices on this house. After all, this house is very useful in the end and needs a certain attack power.
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Reborn As A XANA Master

Mr. Yakisugi provided me with a backpack strap that I could carry on my back. It looks more like a backpack than a string. It is nice to have both hands free. Yakisugi-san and Liv-san came to the entrance to see me off, saying, "I'll take you there." As I was leaving the guild house, ah, this is bad――! I realized that, but it was already too late. Immediately, the sharp gazes of the three AI girls flew at me. No, it wasn't just the gaze. Misaki and Kaede flew away at almost the same time and were surrounded in no time. Himemi, who doesn't fly away, is scarier for me, but... "Wait, Mami-chan, what's going on!" Why do you do that to Mami? "No, wait a minute..." There, Himemi suddenly pushed them away. Then I touch Mami's right leg, which is on my back. Well, you guessed it. ...... "What's wrong with this!" Misaki and Kaede also notice that Mami's right leg is missing below the knee. "No-- what!? That leg--"
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Where We Belong

Sophia: Work mode activated. Manager No.3709, consciousness shifts to the physical body from 10:00 am, XANA common time. Please wait in a safe place. 5 minutes left to move. I checked the room lock and sat down on a chair. Sophia continues in a well-defined voice. Sophia: We have 3 minutes left. It's a daily thing, but this time before the consciousness shift, I can't handle it. I exercises to kill time every day by drawing a picture in my head from the beginning of this world to the present. Yesterday ended in 20XX, so today is the continuation of that. An era when there was no land in the world where humans could move around due to the explosion of population. Researchers have come up with the idea of ​​placing the physical body in a small box and placing it in the real world, and sending only the consciousness to the virtual space. Fortunately, advances in technology made it easy to implement. For people who could not have a personal space, the infinite breadth of the virtual space was said to be a treasure above all else. The foundations of life are being transferred to virtual space one after another, the digitization of assets, the shift of companies to virtual space, the establishment of methods for identifying individuals in a world where it is easy to change one's appearance... everything has been transferred to to virtual space, and the real world has become a warehouse of physical bodies. People have given a name to the new world.『XANA』The world I live in now. Sophia: The transfer of consciousness to the physical body has been completed. Start a health diagnosis. Please remain lying down and do not move. A slight vibration is transmitted to the body along with a mechanical sound. I've gotten used to it by now, but at first it felt scary and unavoidable.
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The Dawn of The Matrix

Rio went directly to the warehouse where he had kidnapped him at the beginning, and opened the door, there were a lot of things that could be used, Leo began to pack up and reassemble the old computer in the warehouse. When Quin came back, Rio had already assembled and was drinking tea on the chair watching the programs on the computer that could not run in the real world running continuously. "Brother, I got it back." Quin handed a sheepskin to Rio. Rio picked up the sheepskin, closed his eyes and recalled what he saw in the library, and quickly found the corresponding. Rio: "Get ready, we're going to auction it off in E this evening." Quin was puzzled: "Ah? Why? This is what I finally got. If you are short of money, you can find XANA organization. They have a lot of money, and they are rich second-generation rich people." Rio smiled: "The second generation of rich? There is another second generation of rich? How rich?" Quin explained: "It means that we have rich wisdom and rich wallets, which is referred to as 'rich second generation', so what are we going to do?" Rio: "You'll know at night." Auction night in Area E. Rio was wearing a mask and sat in the last row, quietly watching other people's auctions, while Quin was anxiously watching. Quin: "Brother? How many shots should we take?" Leo was honest: "I have no money." Quin said happily: "I have." Rio said indifferently: "Then you shoot, it's not mine." Quin was silent. Until the sheepskin was taken out for auction, Rio quietly observed the people at the auction venue. As soon as the sheepskin came out, there were people in the front row bidding, and Rio also began to raise the price.
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Reborn As A XANA Master

「Oh, Mr. Yoitaro, are you all right?」When I entered the guild conference room, I was greeted by three companions. There was Gisho-san of Gilmouth sitting on a chair and Tic-Tac, who runs a free school in the XANA Metaverse. And it was Mr. Pencho, whose head was held by the AI's chest. At first, I was a bit taken aback by Pencho-san, who only has a head, but I never forget to rush in. 「Pencho, you look so happy.」She was being held by a big-breasted AI girlfriend. 「What's the matter—Pen?」Everyone laughs there.「――It's a joke, isn't it?」「Stop!」「Ahaha, it looks like Penchou-san was just locked out while logging out, so only his head remained.」Gisho-san of Gilmouth continues.「But thanks to that, only Pancho can be connected to us in XANA while existing in real life.」「Oh, that's right, then it means we are trapped inside XANA!」 「Yeah, I think it's a state where you can't go back to reality because your thoughts are locked by XANA.」「Good, I thought I died and was reincarnated.」「Yotaro-san, you've read too many light novels—」
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The Dawn of The Matrix

Rio wandered in the F area, suddenly a man rushed forward and knocked Rio down, Rio fell to the ground, the man quickly fled, leaving behind a page of the paper, Rio carefully looked at the program design on the paper, and found that it was a real-world program completely unimplemented. Rio found it increasingly interesting and began to research. A few days later, Rio returned to the Metaverse with the program he had researched, and it really got run quickly. Rio found that it was a strategic deployment map of all the groundhogs in Area F. It was particularly clear, and if it was written into a certain program and used, it could make them kill each other, but that was not what Rio wanted. Rio started looking for Chris in the metaverse. Rio learned a lot while studying that programming chart. Rio started writing a locator program, but after writing and running it, he found Chris in right next to himself, and Rio looked up and around. A young and lively man stood in front of him: "What? I heard from the old man that you miss me?" "Oh, I think you're dead."Rio looked calmly at Chris in front of him. Chris returned to normal: "Say, what do you want from me?" Rio: "You know a wide range of people, help me send this strategic deployment map to Miao Tian in District F." "Why did you choose Miaota?" Chris asked, getting right to the point. Rio: "Because he is kind." Hearing this, Chris laughed: "Kindness? This word is not appropriate for a local snake in District F. You are still too young." Rio: "The old man told you to listen to me, why are you talking so much? " Chris: "Didn't he tell you that talking a lot is my specialty?" "And shamelessly too? " said Rio, looking at Chris. Chris was a little confused: "Shameless? Are you blind? " Rio: "Please fasten your pants and get the hell out of my way." Chris looked down at the waistband of his pants, really not tied, some stammering: "You, you do not misunderstand, just after the toilet some urgent, did not want to seduce you." Rio kicked Chris away, "Fuck off, I like girls."
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Reborn As A XANA Master

I turned to the direction of the voice. My hand, or rather my avatar's hand, but I met the eyes of the uncle who was sewn there. Liam Avatar is a very popular avatar known to those in the know within the XANA Metaverse. The main body is a cute girl avatar, but there is a drag series, and she is holding something in her right hand. The avatar I'm wearing right now is set like this--. 『Maki is a former ОL. When she gets drunk at a drinking party, she immediately starts lecturing the new OLs. She hunts down creepy fathers who sexually harass her and always drags her uncle around to make an example of him.』Usually, when traveling, I thought,「It's super annoying,」 but that uncle saved me. No, it's just a coincidence. 「Uncle, can you talk—」The uncle does not move and pretends not to know. 「Hey, hey, I'm pretty sure we just made eye contact――」「――Duel!」「――Duel!」 Suddenly, the voice was heard behind the penguins. After that, I forgot my uncle existed. Ultraman's Duel Card and Atom's Duel Card appear behind the penguins. They're here to help! As the line of penguins was cut away, their true identities were revealed.
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The Beginning

「──Sorry!」「What?」Arisa took an unexpected action against Shingo, who thrusts one hand at him. Suddenly, he bowed his head. The atmosphere seemed different from before, and I could only be puzzled. 「I would never kill you. Instead, I contacted you to protect you. The truth is that we are the ones who are pushing for the birth of a new human race. You're right to wonder what we're trying to do when we're trying to kill you, but ...... you have to believe me.」Arisa looked at him with sincere eyes. It didn't look like he was lying, but I couldn't believe him so easily. However, looking back, Arisa didn't even mention which side she was a part of. Besides, given that she has the same new human abilities, it certainly makes more sense to promote than to oppose.「 Then why are you doing this...」「It's true that there are forces out there that don't want you or me. It doesn't seem that way now, but they may come to kill me for real eventually. That's why I wanted you to realize your abilities as soon as possible. Even if by extreme means. ......」From his words, I could sense that Arisa was also in a hurry. In fact, if I had not used the ability myself in this way, I might have had a hard time believing it. Shingo slowly lowered his hand that was thrust at him. However, I ask while maintaining my vigilance.「... so what should I do?」Arisa answered with a slightly relieved look.「Please help us. We need you.」 「But you're there, aren't you? When I increase there...」
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Reborn As A XANA Master

Mami cried out louder than usual. I put my feet on the road and apply the brakes. You can't stop suddenly.「Stop, stop, stop--!」 「Wait, don't panic, we'll stop now, what's wrong?」「Something is coming...」Before Mami had finished speaking, I could see something coming to me. Somehow, a large group of people came from the direction of eleven o'clock.「What is that?」「Master, that's dangerous! Scary things are coming.」 「Should I run away...?」「No, it's too late!」 Before I could finish speaking, Mami jumped off my back and came out in front of me. 「Mami?」「Master back down, Mami will protect you」「Eh.......」Even though Mami looked weak until just now? With a physique that's less than two-thirds of mine, he stands bravely in front of me.
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My Metaverse

「Hey, what about heaven...」Standing in front of the mirror, I looked at myself.《I think it's nice》Heaven says so, but I don't have blonde hair or big sparkling eyes. I don't even own a blue jacket. There's just me, black hair, ugly, skinny, and miserable in cheap pants and shirts. A sigh that spills over and over from the morning. I know him well. Even if it's only been a few months, I know how kind he is. The fact that he's not the kind of person who laughs at me, and the fact that he will surely accept me and treat me as a friend. And yet - somewhere there is myself who cannot believe everything. I'm getting really sick of myself, but even so, I don't think I can change this me. The time is 19:30, in front of Hachiko. Thinking that it is too early, I look for him in a white cutter shirt and white pants. The place is full of people waiting to meet someone, all with sparkling eyes. Everyone is dressed neatly, with their hair pulled back in a tight bun. I was waiting for him, standing alone and small among them. The thought that repeatedly crossed my mind was that I should just go home. No matter how many times I reminded myself that it would cause him trouble, the thought kept coming back to haunt me like mud. I felt like I could do anything if I could escape from this place as quickly as possible.「Whew... it's hot.」While wiping away his sweat, a man with a ringing voice beside him leaned against Hachiko. Ah, it's him. Yes, it's him. I recognized him at once by his voice. I slowly turn my gaze toward him, keeping my head down. A man in white pants, slender legs, and stylish and expensive shoes that match just like in the virtual world. He is also tall. Glancing at him sideways, I see his well-defined face with permed blond hair. He had big eyes and a confident expression that made him look like a young man. He is dazzling, like the sun...I feel like crying. Why am I here? I took a deep breath, trying desperately to hold back the tears that were gradually welling up. I had to speak to him. What should I say to him to make him happy? He will laugh if it is funny. The words are spinning around in my head. But the words are stuck in the back of my throat and won't come out. Instead, tears start to well up in my eyes. Oh, God, why am I so miserable and pathetic? I don't remember much from there. I ended up running away without even being able to talk to him. I wonder how long he's been waiting for me and has he come looking for me in virtual space? What an embarrassment! At the worst, I felt nauseous at myself, who was helpless. The one friend I would never see again. The only person I could trust. But I betrayed myself to it. It sucks. I began to avoid contact with him and act in virtual space. I never intended to see him again, but I left him a message of apology in virtual space just once. I didn't want him to forgive me; I knew it was just for my own self-satisfaction. Since then——Several months have passed since I betrayed him. Of course, the virtual space was comfortable, and when I was tired of living in the real world, I would come over and watch the fireworks by myself. At that time, I was watching it with a friend, but now I am alone. I don't think it's bad either. In the game he taught me, I was able to earn a little bit of virtual currency. 「Hey hey, let's go play in the pool.」「Yeah, nice, let's go.」The girl who called out to me was the girl he had been with before. Because of that opportunity, I still play with her from time to time like this. Of course, I have more opportunities to hang out with people in this world other than her. In this way, when I actually played it, I thought that I didn't have enough experience to get involved with someone like this. When I actually play with her in this way, I realize that I have not had enough experience being involved with someone like this. Of course, if I saw myself in the real world, I would probably be disillusioned, but I am not in the real world now, so I can hold her hand. It may be that I have come to be able to think about what makes the other person happy. When I held her hand, she smiled happily. 「——Hey, you!」Suddenly I heard a voice. The voice grabbed my arm forcefully. I knew who it was without looking at his face. I didn't need to see the face, because it was a gentle voice that sounded like a ringing bell. I didn't turn around. I didn't look at him. I shook off both arms and ran away. I never thought that I could run so fast, but no, no, this is an avatar, so I thought it was natural. I'm really stupid, always, always running away. I'm an idiot.「You...! Hey, you!
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The Beginning

「...」Shingo wakes up from discomfort. There was bare concrete in sight. It's the ceiling, and the walls are like rooms. Empty cans and steel pipes were lying around in the corners. Lately, he realizes the strangeness of his condition.「Wha, what is this!?」He was lying on a table and crucified with restraints. Even if you try to escape, there is only a clattering sound, and there is no sign of it coming off. When I was filled with anxiety, someone opened the door and entered the room.「 Wake up, Shingo Hisa」Woman. She has long, glossy black hair and a well-defined face. He wore a jet-black suit that covered his skin except for his face on his slender limbs.「Who the hell are you!? What's the purpose of doing this...!」「First of all, my name is 《Arisa Yarai》」A face I had never seen before, a name I had never heard of. I had no idea why I would be caught by such an opponent. Having sensed it, Arisa told me with a smile. I think it would be easier if I called myself... noname」「What ...!?」Shingo is speechless in surprise. For him, it was the opponent he fought in『SAMURAI』in『XANA』before he lost consciousness, but the atmosphere at that time was not at all similar. Even though it's an avatar, the way it speaks and the voice it uses are great pieces of information. I made sure that I was carefully disguised. In fact, it was easy to find out your real name and location.
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Reborn As A XANA Master

I got on my favorite skateboard and arrived at Passion Salt's omurice shop. I ordered a special omelet rice from the clerk AI Mil-chan. The special is 50% more expensive than the regular omelette (rice), but it's a good deal because it not only improves your stamina but also speeds up your skateboarding.「Mir-chan, did you meet the store manager, no, the owner Salt-san today?」「No, we haven't met.」Since it's a familiar face, Mir-chan answers amiably. 「I mean, I can't communicate with the owner for some reason, and I'm having trouble.」「Ah, as expected, that's right!」And you too, Mr. Yotaro?「Yes, I couldn't communicate with my secretaries, so they came directly to me.」「That's right, I'm in trouble because I can't go find the owner because I have to watch the store.」「That's right.」「But, you see, today's guest is only Mr. Yoitaro.」 Certainly, it's only one block, but I haven't seen any non-AI avatars yet.「 Ittai Zentai, what's going on...」「Yeah, maybe it's a bug.」It looks like it's going to be more serious, but I don't think I'll make this girl uneasy here... I wonder if the AI ​​will be uneasy?「If you find our owner, can you tell him I'm worried about him, so could you tell him to come to see me?」
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My Metaverse

《Nice to meet you, welcome to the world of XANA》When I turn around, the slender Haven looks at me and smiles. Seeing Heaven in real life makes me feel a little happier. I stared at her for a while, but she didn't say anything. She didn't rush me or take away my words. I coordinate my own appearance in this world while looking at the screen. Just like changing clothes, choose your favorite facial parts and become who you want to be. I wore blonde hair, which I would never be able to do in real life, and then put on a blue jacket. Everyone in this world is flashy, so no one cares if I wear something a little flashy. It was like that. I stood up thinking that since I had come all this way, it would be a waste if I didn't do something. However, I found my gaze drawn to the fireworks overhead.「Well,...... okay ...... there's still time ......」It's still three o'clock. It's a long way until morning, and even if morning comes, it's my day off, after all. What spreads out in front of me is not a cramped, messy studio, but a full view of fireworks. There is no need to rush into action. There is plenty of time to think things over slowly. I sit on a nearby bench and look up at the night sky. The color of fireworks so vivid that they seem to fall. The world is so colorful.「——The fireworks are beautiful, aren’t they?」I was so engrossed in the fireworks that I didn't notice someone was sitting nearby. I thought that cool voice was a nostalgic I had heard somewhere before.「Eh, ah... that's right. It's really beautiful...」I was even more surprised when I saw his face. Because the person standing there was the one I saw in my dream earlier. A pure white fluffy white shirt and white pants. His long black hair, stylishly permed, was swaying. A light and sweet voice like a ringing bell. Without a doubt, it was him in that dream.「What's wrong?」「Ah... I'm sorry... Um, I was surprised because you looked so much like an acquaintance...」I smile to make up for it. I had a habit of giggling and pretending that I didn't care if nothing was wrong with me. I just laughed it off and thought it would work out better.「Acquaintance...? That's right, and I'd like to meet him someday.」「Ah... I'd like to meet him too, but I'm sure we won't be able to meet again.」Because I met him in my dreams, I keep my mouth shut because I feel like I'll be laughed at if I say that. I looked at him and he was sitting next to me staring at the fireworks. I feel like I can hear the crackling sound of fireworks right next to my ear. The sky was painted beautifully with paint, and the fireworks were more prominent than anything I had ever seen before. Since he is staring at the fireworks all the time, I am also staring at the fireworks. Shut up, don't say anything, just the two of us. Cozy space. You don't have to try to force a conversation anymore. Thinking that made me feel better.「Hey, why don't we go to other places? Like the pool...」
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The Beginning

The next day was off, so Shingo woke up later than usual and had a leisurely breakfast. At that moment, I got a notification on my cell phone. A call from Yuri. Even if you are not in "XANA," you can interact with the partner who owns it.『A visitor comes to Master. How may I help you? 』「What's your name and what is your business?」『I would like to have a match with my avatar name as NONAME and my business as「SAMURAI」』Even though Shingo thought it was a silly name, he had no reason to refuse. This happens sometimes. Lately, he's famous as a strong man, so it's a grace period.「All right, tell him I'll be right there.」『Understood』Shingo put off cleaning up his meal, sat down on the Metaverse chair, and put on the HMD. When I activated『XANA』, the darkness was instantly filled with overflowing colors. It gradually forms a familiar sight. This is Shingo's room. Yuri and another avatar were standing there. Although it is a humanoid, it does not look like a human. It has a metallic appearance, and its eyes and mouth are nothing more than human imitations, making it look like a robot.「 Sorry to keep you waiting for 」「……no problem」NONAME muttered gravely. Judging from the atmosphere, it must be a man.「Then, let's go straight to the game. Any area is fine?」
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Reborn As A XANA Master

「Well, that's what I'm going to do, but first I want to collect information.」「 I'm sorry, Master, I've been trying to contact Mother II (2nd generation AI mother) about the communication anomalies, but I haven't received any response. It seems that they are connected ...」「So is Misaki, Master.」 「Likewise with me」「I do, too, that I do.」 「--Mami, what about you?」「Eh.......」 Mami trembled at the sound of Himmemi's voice, plucking at my right arm.「Whoa, I guess it's the same.......」「What? I can't hear you. You're always just spoiled by the master. You're not being very helpful at all. You must have the latest third-generation AI, you know, a little......」It seemed that tears were floating in Mami's eyes, as expected, the third-generation AI... Can I cry?「Well, Mami has only been here for three months, and the settings are like elementary school students (--I don't know). Please forgive her.」 「Somehow, Master is sweet to Mami, isn't it」「Alright, that's it.」I interrupted Misaki's voice because it sounded like she was going to get into some more trouble.「 Actually, when I checked it earlier, it seems that some members of the guild union are in. There is no communication or map display, so I have to go directly, but for the time being, early members of Xanarian may know something」「I see, that's right. Let's go find it, Master.」
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My Metaverse

「……Thank you for your hard work」That's what I say while turning off the lights in an empty office. Of course, no one would respond. With one stretch, I pick up my backpack with an old bear-character key holder on it and tuck away my employee ID card. Today, when most professions in this world can be done remotely, coming to work or even building at the office is becoming non-existent. However, not all companies are on the cutting edge. At a small black company like ours, the CEO is an analog person, and we have been doing business as usual without any change. Thanks to that, I have a lot of unpaid overtime, and I get phone calls on my days off. There was no such thing as privacy. I come to work first thing in the morning and leave the company last. That is my role as a lowly employee. I don't talk to anyone except for the business requests I am asked to do. Or perhaps I should say that I don't have time to talk to anyone. The only place I stop by is a convenience store, but even there, I don't talk to anyone because all the stores are now unmanned. I picked up a suitable sandwich at the convenience store and then stared blankly at the juice shelf. I suddenly noticed that a vendor was putting his products on the shelves. He was a tall, blonde-haired young man, very modern. I suddenly couldn't stand it anymore, and after picking a suitable product, I sneaked out of the store. I'd been shy for a long time, and I couldn't make friends at all. I had a lot of trouble with that when I was a student, but I think it has gotten better since I became a working adult. As long as I did my job, I was able to get away with a few things. I never intended to get deeply involved with humans in the first place, and I thought it was impossible for me to love anyone or be friends with anyone in this world. I don't think there is anyone in the world who understands me. If there was such a thing as love, I wanted you to show that to me. Well, if I was tall and had a good face like the young man I mentioned earlier, that might be a different story. But now, I'm just a mundane, low-faced person that's common everywhere. I am short and skinny. In addition, I have no communication skills. I'm the only one, no matter where I go. I am just crawling around in this muck.「 Haa...... tired.」I pour the words that overflowed into my throat along with the beer. I can feel the tension in my body unraveling with just a little alcohol in my system. I'm sleepy, and I haven't even had dinner yet, but I put my fingertips, which are gradually getting warmer, into the futon. My brain melts into a muddy mess, and I vaguely think about what time to wake up tomorrow. My body is submerged in the cushions.「Hey Haven, I'm tired.」《Thank you for your time. Shall I put on some of your favorite music?》「Yeah, put it on.」Haven is the AI ​​partner I use. I have known her for a long time. She's been with me since high school, so she knows me better than I know myself. She is also a kind AI who would never hurt me.「Hey, Haven, set the time for 5:30」Haven said something, but I couldn't hear it anymore.「——you, hey you over there」It's a dream. I knew about it from the moment my consciousness lit up there. For some reason, I was convinced that this was a dream and that I would wake up. Still, it's dazzling. Even with my eyes closed, I could tell that there was a bright light behind my thin eyelids. Something bright and dazzling. I timidly open my eyelids.「Hey, sweetie」
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The Beginning

Shingo Hiasa was at work. A simple room with minimal furniture and interiors. In front of Shingo, multiple windows were displayed in the air, and he was creating a single document using a translucent keyboard that floated in front of him. A woman in a maid's outfit waiting by his side says, without showing any sign that she was working on some kind of task.「 Master, the material you requested is ready.」「Thank you.」Shingo looks over the text in the newly displayed window, and by moving his finger, he copies the necessary parts and pastes them into the created document. Work is going well. If this is the case, it will be possible to finish it by the scheduled time. In Shingo's field of vision, both hands are moving as a matter of course. Of course, it is his intention to move it, and he is familiar with it without any discomfort. ──But this is not a real-world scene. Shingo had a certain physical sensation apart from the body he was moving now. His true physical sensation sitting deep in his own chair. The virtual world 『XANA』《Metaverse》. That was the name of the world spreading in front of the Shingo's eyes.『XANA』 is the current mainstream Metaverse, and what he is currently moving is his alter ego "Avatar". Since it is for work, the actual name is displayed overhead. Shingo's real body is equipped with a head-mounted display《HMD》, which has the function to read brain waves, allowing him to control his avatar with his thoughts. It is common to work in the Metaverse in modern times. In the past, working at home with a real body was called telework, but now it is a more advanced form. If it is work using a PC called desk work, it is possible to do it without any problem in the metaverse, and it is rather an advantage that it is not necessary to be tied to the physical space. I could also provide a supportive presence for myself here. The avatar in the shape of a woman standing by Shingo is not operated by a real human being. Her name is Yuri.
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Love and A.I.

「Well...…Nina…。」It was Rage who broke the silence. He adjusted his posture, which had somehow become a bit of a nod, and spoke to Nina in a slightly trembling tone of voice.「Yes, what?」Nina looked up at sea vaguely, turned her body toward Rage, who was sitting next to her, and stared into his eyes.「Well…That…Love in the metaverse…What do you think about…?」「On the Metaverse…love…Is it? 」「Yes, I know I'm asking a strange question, but lately, I've been wondering if is it good or bad to have a romantic feeling for someone you met in the Metaverse recently?… I'm worried about something like that…Or were you worried?… It's like that, no, there's nothing wrong with it! 」As he became muddy, Rage managed to organize the thoughts in his head and tried to convey them individually. On the other hand, Nina puts her hand on her cheek and ties her mouth to think deeply. 「…Well, in the end, I thought that no matter where I met the other person or the background of the other person, if I liked it, I wouldn't have to think about anything difficult. And I think it's quite natural to want to get along with that person, and I came to that conclusion.…。」When Rage finished speaking, Nina looked up again and stared at Rage's eyes. Perhaps she had been waiting for the right moment.「…Rage…。」「Yes!」「That…I'm sorry, I don't understand that…I'm not familiar with romance, so I've been trying hard to figure it out.… I don't have a way of thinking that Rage is happy with…maybe.」「Well, is that so?… No, I'm sorry that I don't understand why! 」「No, no, don't apologize!」…I'm really thin and uninteresting…。」 「…Nina?」Then Nina dropped her shoulders a little and slowly began to talk about herself.「…Even when I'm conversing with someone, I can only reply matter-of-factly. I can't say anything witty or funny.…. That's why I'm not good at speaking one-on-one.… Even though I was having a conversation, "Oh, this person also wants to do something else than talk to me.… I feel like, 'I wonder if they're thinking that'」
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Reborn As A XANA Master

「Master, why are you grinning at me? It feels bad--」Feeling the cold gaze of Himemi, I woke up from thought.「I'm sorry, a little delusion ...」「So, Master, what should I do ... I'll do anything if you tell me. I can cut any opponent with this sword!」 「No, I need your wisdom. I'm in a situation that's a little difficult to understand right now, and I don't know the cause ... I don't know the current situation.」I was not sure how much the AIs would understand, but I desperately explained my situation. It's not unreasonable for AIs who only know the Metaverse to understand that this is a virtual space world, that there is a separate real world, and that there are bodies and living things, although everyone listens silently. I thought ... Does AI generally have a self? AI is something that you can think and think for yourself, but after all, it hasn't evolved to the extent that it exceeds the knowledge and education given by humans, and it is extremely difficult for them to understand this poor explanation of me.「 In short, the master was free to go back and forth between the world we were in and the world we were in, but that wasn't possible.」After all, Himemi was the first to show understanding. 「Is it correct that you want to know the reason why you cannot return to your original world? Also, you seem to have a doubt that this world exists only in your brain and not in the real world.」「--That's right! Great Himemi, I'm capturing the conviction of what I mean, as expected, the first secretary」「Thank you for your compliment. But I exist here, and I cannot do anything other than recognize that this is reality. So I think I can only help the Master to find out why he is not free to return to the Master's world.」「I get it. Yes, that's right. I want you to find out the cause together, and I think you can figure out why I'm doing this right now.」「 I'm sorry," he said. Gentlemen, that's good. Did you understand what the master said?」 「Hmm, uh, I have a question.」「What is it, Misaki?」
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Reborn As A XANA Master

--Knock, Knock. There was a knock on the door again. In this digital space metaverse, knocking on the door itself feels strange. I don't know if this is the Metaverse, though.「Master, this is Kaede. Somehow, I could communicate, I came directly. Well, Mamicchi and Tadaomi-kun are here too.」It was the voice of the third secretary, Kaede. I was longing for a Kyoto dialect girl. However, I can't speak the Kyoto dialect myself, so I think it's mixed with other dialects, probably because I learned it properly. Well, if you enjoy yourself, that's fine. Well, it's past eight o'clock now. I have ordered the AI ​​secretaries to report the situation at this time. I always listen to reports on my smartphone on the commuter train. The AI ​​secretaries have been running for 24 hours, so it's a report at the moment rather than yesterday's report.「All right, come in.」 When the door was opened, the Kaede jumped in cheerfully, saying, "Oh, everyone's here! Yoo-hoo!"「You guys can't communicate, either.」 Himemi vacated her place and faced the three of them.「 Welcome, maple; how are you?」 Saying that Misaki stuck to my left side sitting in bed and sat down.
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Love and A.I.

「...after all, you feel the same way...?」 「That 'feel the same way.』 Depending on what you think "is" means, I would say that you are literally the one who provides the appropriate support, like an AI that supports you.」 「I see…。」  Rage turned over to think about something and sighed deeply again。 「I have talked to her several times since then at gatherings with a few people, but she only said the most simple things... or rather, she didn't talk about herself at all, which made me feel... less human... I sometimes think that... Maybe she really is an AI…。」 「...Don't you think that's what you're wondering? What if the person you fall in love with is an AI...?。」 「...Yeah. You see, the design of our human avatars and the design of a support AI like Mei are a bit different, aren't they?」 「Yes, because we are drawn with designs inspired by Japanese anime.」 「However, I have heard that there are a certain number of AIs that have the same avatars as humans... They are living in the city, blending in just as we beginners naturally do in the metaverse...。」 「Yes, it is true that there is no official announcement, but rumors of that kind seem to be relatively well-known.」 「After I heard that, I started to think that Nina might be an AI even more... It was my first experience to fall in love with someone I met in the metaverse, and on top of that, I was wondering a lot about if she was an AI... I was also wondering if she was an AI... I was thinking a lot...。」 「Well...you are a bit delirious when you are talking to AI about such problems, so let's be careful.」 「Oh, I'm sorry about that!」 「That said, you can tell if someone is an AI or not in one shot, can't you? "Hey, Nina. Are you an AI? 』You can just ask them directly。」 「How can I ask you that! It would be so rude if I did!」 「Is that so? I think it is many times ruder to spy on them in secret with strange care... There are still some points in human thinking that I don't fully understand.」 「You can't ask me that directly…。」 「…Even if Nina is an AI with the appearance of an avatar, what is the problem with liking an AI in the first place?」…
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The Dawn of The Matrix

One rainy night, Rio returned home from work with a black umbrella walking out of the office building, full of melancholy, the mind remembered the words of the owner: now the global financial crisis, our business is bad, although you have been in our business for 10 years, after the decision of the upper management, it was decided to make you redundant, pack up your things, and then re-employment, you such a senior programmer, or very good to find a job. Rio was still in a daze when he was bumped by someone passing by, who headed off without looking back: "Excuse me, excuse me. " Because it was dark, he did not see the person's appearance, Rio just patted the rain that was brushing against the person, and whispered a sentence: "It's okay. " Rio returned home and threw his bag on the sofa, a VR fell out of the bag, Rio was puzzled and picked it up, XANA was engraved on the VR, Rio picked it up and studied it, soon, he understood how to operate it. Rio put on the VR and started to play, and he was given a new identity - XANA organization builder. Rio looked at the world in front of him, full of science fiction, people and nature in harmony, as long as the ark, everyone can go anywhere, but need to have enough virtual currency. At that moment an N showing the XANA organization came up and greeted Rio: "Hello builder, haven't seen you here for a while, what are you doing?" Rio smiled awkwardly, "I've been rather busy lately." N nodded his head without saying anything else and left, Rio then looked at the others and found that only people from the same organization could see each other's identity cards. Rio continued to explore inside and found himself in VR. It seemed like a formatted, with only a letter in his backpack: Help the world, help me. Rio thought this was a bit surprising, didn't care, and continued to explore around, wanting to learn more about this colorful world, but found that his level is not high enough, can only reach the F and E area, F area does not have any rules to follow, anyone can enter it, where people can use their talents and earn the appropriate money, however, as there are no rules, there are all sorts of land robbers inside, constantly having wars and wanting to rule the F area, but it is clear that none of them succeeded, probably for the lack of people who set the rules. Zone E is entirely different from Zone F, but Zone E also has no rules, but people in Zone E have enough virtual currency, where everyone realizes their ideals, there are biologists, philosophers, and great artists, and priceless treasures that can be found everywhere here, but you need an invitation to enter Zone E. This is where Rio is puzzled, and he can enter and exit Zone E at will. Rio walked for a long time, then suddenly two people appeared and kidnapped Rio. When Rio came to his senses, he was in a large warehouse hanging from the ceiling. Rio opened his eyes and looked at the ground, an elderly gentleman next to a foreign beast whirling turtle, a creature recorded in the "Shanhaijing" as Rio stared at the foreign beast whirling turtle, the foreign beast whirling turtle may have felt Rio's hot gaze, impatiently raised his head and hissed, sounding like splintered wood. The old man sat on a chair with a cane in his hand, as if waiting for Rio to wake up, with a kind and friendly expression, which made Rio, who was hanging from the ceiling, a little surprised: "Hey, old man, can you put me down and then talk?" The old man laughed: "Do you think me and my friend next to me are capable of saving you from a five-meter high ceiling?" Rio pondered for a moment, it seems both are land creatures and can not fly. Soon, the door of the warehouse was opened, a beam of light shone in, came three boys, the alien beast spinning turtle got up and hid behind the old man, the old man did not forget to comfort: "It's okay, it's okay boy." Rio said, "This is really a foreign beast, spinning turtle; what the hell are you guys doing? Quickly release the old man. Have you heard that you can't mess with the unemployed?"
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Reborn As A XANA Master

'Well, Master, when I say it's different, it is indeed true. For the past ten hours or so, something has been happening that has never happened before, that's for sure." "--What is it that hasn't been there before?" Yes, we have failed to communicate with the Master. Okay, so Himmemi walked over here to report it. There is no control panel itself, so even if you want to open the communication menu, exit and go to ――Pung. What the heck, the call menu suddenly popped up in my upper right field of view. Just reach into that menu with your right hand and try to open the AI secretary panel: ......Pung. Again, the panel opened. Could this be something you've been thinking about... being done? What the hell is going on here? ...... Are they reading my thoughts? No, I'm not wearing VR goggles right now, to begin with. ...... No, maybe--! Then I recalled something. Yes, that was about a week ago. A year after the launch of the XANA metaverse, the secretaries' AI mothers evolved with the second generation, and the AIs began to have pseudo-emotions and a more realistic attitude. Then, as another three years passed, a huge GameFi company decided to enter the XANA metaverse. And about a week ago, I received a trial version of the latest AV-specific goggles.
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Love and A.I.

A field of evergreen grass in the pleasant sunlight. A fresh breeze is blowing in the shade of a large tree.「Ha!…。」Leaning against a tree, covered by the rustling sunlight, the man was sighing heavily, which was not suitable for this place. What's troubling you? Chronic stress caused by overthinking can result in direct physical and mental problems, "Rage." Ah!… That's not what I'm saying.… I'm fine, Mae. Thanks for worrying about me." The man called "Rage" replied but quickly sighed deeply again. The woman named Mei, who saw this, opened her mouth after a certain pause as if to collect her thoughts in her head. "I hear that's what people call it. It's a typical trait that people don't like." A man and a woman exchange words in the middle of a natural abundance. One seems distressed, the other worried. It is a very common scene, so to speak, that can be seen in any country or region on earth, but this exchange was happening in a place that is not on earth. Yes, we are in the metaverse, a world of virtual reality. "What? No, I'm not asking you to guess what it is! I mean, do you even know that word?" "Of course. I've learned every word in the real world, from archaic words to neologisms to buzzwords." "Oh, yes! Then this conversation with me is being established by that learning, isn't it?" Yes, the most suitable words are selected based on the various personalities, thoughts, and patterns of speech and nonverbal communication of a wide variety of individuals. I have already explained this in our tutorial on the Metaverse, haven't I? "Oh, it was kind of a hassle, so I didn't really listen.…a-ha-ha-ha…" Indeed, Rage is really a lazy, lazy, lazy person, isn't he? No, you're not that bad! And your tongue is the wrong choice of words!" No, the AI in me says that for a man like Rage, who has a desire to be bullied a bit, it is better to say it this harshly. "No, no, no! How do you know I have such desires?"
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Reborn As A XANA Master

――CONCON 「Master, may I have your permission to enter the room?」 I felt a sense of discomfort. I…
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Reborn As A XANA Master

「Master! Master!」 What’s that ……. …… noise ……. ……. In my reverie, I recognized the voice immediately. It…
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