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Encyclopedia > Thinking Machines (Dune)

The Thinking Machines are a fictional group from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. They are intelligent machines originally created by humans. The thinking machines are led by Omnius, a sentient computer network. Thinking machines were involved in the Great Revolt against the humans during the Butlerian Jihad. The thinking machines are first mentioned in Dune, and are the primary antagonists in the Legends Of Dune series. [1] The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Omnius was the evermind, or controlling intelligence, of the robots in the Legends of Dune series, a trilogy of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... The Butlerian Jihad is an epic turning point in the back-story of Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... -1...

Thinking machines were once servants of the humans. The Titan Barbarossa suggested to Agamemnon that the thinking machines be reprogrammed to attack humans. Barbarossa managed to reprogram the thinking machines and the Titans used them to revolt against the humans, beginning the Time of Titans. [2] In the fictional universe of Dune, the twenty Titans are a group who took over the Old Imperium, a millennium or so before the Butlerian Jihad. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Agamemnon is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

The Time of Titans lasted for a century, but the Titan Xerxes made the mistake of surrendering too much access to the sentient computer network. The network quickly seized all the planets controlled by the Titans before the Titans could warn themselves. Having seized the Titan planets, the computer network named itself Omnius and made the Titans his servants. At the time of the Butlerian Jihad, Omnius had ruled the Synchronized Worlds for a millennia, but despite this the League of Nobles had managed to defend their League Worlds. [3] Xerxes is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The League of Nobles is a system of government in the Dune universe: Legends of Dune trilogy. ...

Believing that the Titans knew the weaknesses of humans the best, Omnius allowed the Titan Agammemnon to command his forces. [4]


  1. ^ Dune pg. 12
  2. ^ Butlerian Jihad pg 4-5
  3. ^ Ibid. pg. 5
  4. ^ Ibid. pg. 6



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