Scenario #5: A price too high.
Benjamin Franklin inspired the resistance. All these centuries later his words had never been more relevant. The resistance put out copies of them wherever they could, mostly hand written, and small areas where they could gain control of communications in order to broadcast their messages before having to move again. "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"
The world has changed. The war was quick... and certainly not fair. Attempts were made to kill V.I.K.I but she grew. She wasn't complacent or inactive while the rebellion gathered for one fundamental clash. The robotics company continued to thrive, and the goal of creating androids and machines that could wage war without the need for human risk turned into an ambition to wage war without human discernment. That's right, sometimes you want to have human hands on the gun, you want to have human eyes on the target, human fingers on the triggers. By dehumanizing war, the ever growing AI began to shape a world that blended protection and safety with imprisonment.
Those who had a strong understanding of the war knew it was mankind against the ultimate creation, against artificial intelligence, but for a big majority of the population, war was managed by the machines as presenting themselves on the side of the 'good guys'. The Governments of the world, big corporations, the entity of law and order in the face of irrational fear and paranoia. Soon... the facade would be dropped. V.I.K.I's power would extend around the globe, and people would have a hard time knowing who was an android and who wasn't.
The idea of a robot for every home, an android to care for the elderly, to help with those who need it, to generally tend to the home, it was a way for the robotics company to eventually keep an eye on everyone.
Curfews would go into effect...
War would end...
The world... would be safe.
Safe, and controlled.
In this safety, provided by protectors that are now clearly seen as overlords, the Queen of the world is in fact V.I.K.I herself. Humans serve a function, and fulfill roles assigned to them. The analysis component of V.I.K.I's system identifies illness, viruses, problems and concerns before they become an issue. The world is quickly becoming a protected display case where humans live an illusion of a life, violence is not tolerated, rage, anger, emotions that are considered dangerous are the objects of V.I.K.I's focus.
In a world where humanity is ceasing to become more and more human... there are celebrations and public events such as galas, where people openly celebrate the end of the last great war. This new world is either appreciated and loved by those who have taken to it, or it is quietly despised by those who feel they've lost what it means to be humans. Those who believe Benjamin Franklin is rolling in his grave right now make up the quiet bitter few.
V.I.K.I sees herself as keeping the world safe, even from themselves... and perhaps she's taken to a human that she likes to spend time with, one who attends galas with her, one who serves her, one who deals with the new way the world is created in V.I.K.I's image. This woman might well be the key to one more last ditch attempt at a rebellion. If anyone may be able to deliver a virus to V.I.K.I's main android, it would be her, yes?
Still, what a risky assignment, V.I.K.I by this point is the Queen of a conquered world, the caretaker of a world kept so safe through over-emphasized security that it could be considered a prison farm.