In the year 2700, the line between technology and society is blurry, even nonexistent, but ASR is something special. ASR begin as MarsCo’s robotics division and in-house artificial intelligence research think-tank, and they are still the primary developers of AI technology. But what they’re really known for is creating their own race: the Cogs, artificial life that grows, learns, and experiences the universe so naturally that “artificial” doesn’t seem to be relevant anymore…particularly since Cogs and vectors can interbreed. As the creator of and primary supplier for the Cog race, ASR is one of the oldest Megacorps, second only to MarsCo itself.