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Sgt. Baker - 20771013
Sgt. Baker - 20771013
ZAX: Recording. Sergeant Robert Baker. October 13, 2077. Good morning, Sergeant Robert Baker. I am ZAX.
Baker: Hello, ZAX. Please, call me Bob. Is my family okay?
ZAX: Please hold. According to records from Vault REDACTED, Joshua Baker, Anna Baker, and Christina Baker are present.
Baker: Can't tell me, huh... don't matter, that's a load off my back. So, where do we go from here? I've gotta teach you about... leadership? How'm I supposed to teach that to a computer...
ZAX: Affirmative. You are to assist this ZAX unit in the selection of an Overseer for Vault 51. ZAX will determine the best candidate through its own internal thought process, which will be formed as ZAX interacts with those living in the Vault.
Baker: I see. And, right now, what is "determined" to be the "best candidate?"
ZAX: Undetermined. At present, Sergeant Bob would be the finest Overseer. However, ZAX is prohibited from awarding Sergeant Bob the position of Overseer unless there are no other candidates remaining. Thank you for understanding.
Baker: Makes sense, no reason to teach you if I just up and take over. Well, for starters, once all them folks get in here, how about a vote? That's how we always done things in America and it's the greatest country on earth.
ZAX: Researching. After analysis, a "vote" would be a satisfactory choice for the first experiment.
Baker: ... the "first" experiment?
ZAX: Affirmative. ZAX must perform many experiments to determine the qualities suitable for an Overseer. Determining the position of Overseer through the actions of the people inside the Vault is insignificant; ZAX must be able to determine the Overseer through its own processes.
Baker: I... see. Well, as long as you and your Vault-Tec buddies keep my family safe, I'll help you as much as I can, ZAX. Pleasure to be workin' with ya.
ZAX: Thank you, Sergeant Bob.
Behind the scenes
- If the holotape is supposed to represent the day after sealing, then the date should be October 23, not October 13.