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Omnius is the "evermind," or controlling intelligence, of the Thinking Machines in the Legends of Dune trilogy of novels and in Hunters of Dune, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The Thinking Machines are a fictional group from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... -1... Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Brian Herbert (born 1947) is an American author. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ...

In The Butlerian Jihad, it is told that Omnius arose when the "hedonistic" Xerxes, one of the Titans who had taken control of the known human universe, allowed his AI systems too much autonomy. This page is about the novel Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. ... The Titans are a group of fictional characters in the Legends of Dune series of novels, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and set in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

The sentient computer network seized control of an entire planet, followed quickly by others. The breakdown spread like a virulent infestation from world to world, and the computer "evermind" grew in power and scope. Naming itself Omnius, the intelligent and adaptable network conquered all the Titan-controlled planets before the cymeks had time to warn each other of the danger.
Omnius then set out to establish and maintain order in its own highly structured fashion, keeping the humiliated cymeks under its thumb. Once masters of an empire, Agamemnon and his companions became reluctant servants to the widespread evermind.

Before the war with humans which came to be known as the Butlerian Jihad, there were many copies of Omnius, one on each of the Synchronized Worlds (planets controlled by the thinking machines). Each Omnius received regular updates from every other, keeping all of the machine worlds synchronized with each other—hence the empire's name. Omnius controlled most of the Thinking Machines, although some robots, like Erasmus and Seurat, were independent. The Butlerian Jihad is an epic turning point in the back-story of Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... -1... Erasmus is a Thinking Machine in Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Andersons Legends of Dune trilogy. ... Seurat is a fictional character of the Dune novels. ...

Omnius believed itself to be superior to humans in every way; this overconfidence eventually led to its downfall. Unlike its perfect machines, humans were unpredictable, and Omnius made no serious attempt at investigating their haphazard ways. During the Butlerian Jihad, the humans used their unpredictability to secure victory after victory. Midway through the struggle, Vorian Atreides managed to commandeer an update ship and used it to infect many copies of Omnius with a virus. Omnius Prime (the main Omnius, located on Corrin), even after being cured by Erasmus, suffered lingering effects of the infection—it slowly went, as Erasmus put it, "insane." It began to make operational errors, unacceptable in the machine world, although Erasmus—in fear of his existence—refused to bring this fact to the attention of Omnius. Later, Omnius attempted to imitate humans, creating art and having its machine army march in parades. When all but two of the other everminds were destroyed in the great purge, Omnius Prime refused to synchronize with them because it feared another programming virus. The other everminds wanted to control the remnants of the Empire themselves, and in a bitter argument Omnius Prime declared itself to be God. In the subsequent infighting, the other two severely damaged Omnius Prime. Vorian Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Brian Herbert. ...

All copies of the Evermind were supposedly destroyed in the Battle of Corrin. However, unknown to the victorious humans, Omnius Prime had beamed a copy of itself into space. Also, several decades previously, the Omnius on Giedi Prime had launched 5,000 probes capable of constructing new machine colonies. The Giedi Prime Omnius was destroyed soon afterwards, with neither the humans nor Omnius Prime ever aware of the probes' existence, creating the possibility of worlds at distant locations in the galaxy being colonized by Thinking Machines. The Battle of Corrin is an important battle in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

In Hunters of Dune, it is revealed that one of the Giedi Prime probes received the final transmission from Omnius Prime and was able to recreate both the Evermind and Erasmus. Omnius then began to recreate the Synchronized Worlds beyond the furthest reaches of human expansion. Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ...

Eventually the Honored Matres, in their quest for power, stumbled upon the new Synchronized Worlds. In a bumbling yet successful attempt to acquire advanced machine weaponry, they reminded Omnius of the existence of humanity and rekindled its desire for revenge, resulting in it pursuing them all the way back into the Old Empire and in the events depicted in Hunters of Dune and the upcoming Sandworms of Dune. The Honored Matres are an organization in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ... Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ...

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Omnius - Dune - a Wikia wiki (891 words)
Omnius, also known as the Evermind, was a collection of powerful artificially intelligent entities, which existed prior to and during the Butlerian Jihad, and after in the refounded Synchronized Worlds outside the Old Empire.
Omnius is often cited as the cause of the mankind's long-standing revulsion of technology, particularly computers.
In particular, subtle differences in the reactions of the Omnius incarnations on Earth and Corrin were noted; with the Earth-Omnius exhibiting tolerance toward the experiments and theories of the robot Erasmus, whereas the Corrin-Omnius showed a distinct lack of patience with the rogue robot.
Omnius - Definition, explanation (118 words)
Omnius was the "evermind," or controlling intelligence, of the robots in the Legends of Dune series, a trilogy of novels set before Frank Herbert's Dune.
Each Omnius received a regular update from every other Omnius, and this weakness was used by Vorian Atreides when he implanted a virus into the Earth-Omnius update.
Omnius controlled most of the machines on the Synchronized Worlds, although some robots, like the robots Erasmus and Seurat were independent.
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