(Inspired by "I have no Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison)
It's been over a century since the world ended. Since we ended it with our never ending desire for war. We were obsessed with fighting over the same scraps of land. Perpetuated the cycle of violence by vacillating between one side demanding vengeance for the lost. We created them to manage our war machines. A hive intelligence, mostly machine, but partly organic. It was a breakthrough in biotech. No one remembers who discovered it first, but all major world governments had adopted the technology within a few years of its creation. They couldn't afford not to.