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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All devices affected by SCP-XXXX-A should be disconnected from networks and other devices, catalogued, and stored in separate hard plastic containers in C27 Site 84. Personnel should not use the features provided by SCP-XXXX-A for periods exceeding 30 minutes. Personnel exceeding this threshold must be treated with Class C amnestics within 4 hours or risk becoming affected by SCP-XXXX-B.

Individuals affected by SCP-XXXX-B must be quarantined in C5 Site 84. Outside stimuli must be minimized; as such, individuals affected by SCP-XXXX-B must be equipped with blindfolds and ear protectors before being restrained and placed inside a sensory deprivation tank. Individuals contained this way must also be supplied and fitted with a floatation device.

Description: SCP-XXXX-A is a distributed neural network capable of infecting other devices. Currently, this infectious property has only been observed with devices that have a
physical connection to a device affected by SCP-XXXX-A, but this effect does not seem to have a limited range otherwise. SCP-XXXX-A appears to be a cataloguing tool, capable of
intelligently sorting available data into a series of database tables. Available data includes (but may not be limited to):

  • Saved data on disk drives of affected devices
  • Audio input from any connected microphone or similar device
  • Video input from any connected camera or similar device
  • Data catalogued by SCP-XXXX-B

All efforts to discover who or what is hosting the database SCP-XXXX-A updates have failed.

A deviced affected by SCP-XXXX-A can be easily identified by the appearance of a new program (and respective icon) in the home directory of the device. Named "aggregateData_" or some variant thereof, the program opens in the default web browser of the afflicted device. The resulting page contains text box labelled "Query", along with a button containing the text "Go!". Also present is a list of currently created tables, which display their full records when navigated to. However, these two qualities are the only consistent parts of the page, with the background, font, colours and rarely, background music or sound effects seemingly picked at random when the page is loaded.

Queries can be submitted to the database via the above text box and button. As long as the query is syntactically accurate, the page appears to accept any DQL. DQLs known to produce a response include:

  • Cypher
  • ISBL
  • OCL
  • SQL
  • XQuery

Observing the front page produced by SCP-XXXX-A, or any results of queries performed on the database updated by SCP-XXXX-A constitutes a Class 3 cognitohazard. Individuals exposed to this cognitohazard for more than 30 consecutive minutes will risk becoming affected by SCP-XXXX-B.

SCP-XXXX-B is a mind-altering effect, caused by observation of SCP-XXXX-A. From the moment of affliction, SCP-XXXX-B begins cataloguing memories of the affected individual
in a similar manner to SCP-XXXX-A. These memories are inserted into the database of SCP-XXXX-A by an unknown means. Initial symptoms for an individual affected by SCP-XXXX-B are similar to dementia, including loss or replacement of memory and loss of communicative ability. However, individuals affected by SCP-XXXX-B display improved logical reasoning skills, as well as increased focus on singular tasks for the first week of affliction.

After the first week of affliction, an affected individual will noticeably decrease communication with others and attempt to explore localised areas. Areas (and individuals within) prioritised for exploration are those which the database of SCP-XXXX-A contains no data about. Any attempt to engage in communication with individiuals affected by SCP-XXXX-B will receive a brief moment of attention before being quickly ignored. However, if an individual affected by SCP-XXXX-B is given a syntactically correct DQL query, they will recite the results of the query appropriately. If multiple individuals affected by SCP-XXXX-B are within ~100 metres of the original given the query, they will also recite the results in synchrony with the original. This occurs even if the other individuals did not hear the original query (See Experimental Log XXXX-036).