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12/16/2014 10:37:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I need some help. I am trying to think of a way out of this dreadful scenario.

Two kids are imprisoned in a huge prison-like facility. This facility has a (large) number of cells. Each cell has a single cast-iron bunk bed that holds two occupants, a mattress, a sheet, and a thin blanket. The mattress can be utilized to hide items if need be.

There are no windows and the only other furniture is a sink with no knobs, and a cup. Inmates are allowed two uniforms; each one consists of blue pajama-type pants and a similar long-sleeved top.

Each cell has one camera, but it does have a small blind spot. The doors slide in and out of the wall, have no knobs or tangible controls, and are a solid type of metal or plastic. The walls are concrete, but the ceiling is normal with a metal heating/AC vent that is, unfortunately, too small to crawl through.

Here is the main difficulty: All the inmates in this facility except for the two kids (who are in different cells) possess chips in their heads that mean that the prison authorities can at any time see what the inmate sees and hear what the inmate hears and monitor their activities and even their thoughts. If the activities are prohibited, the authorities can use the chip to disable and render unconscious the inmate. The chip has many useful functions. For example, there are no classrooms in this institute; they are all online in the inmates' mind. In addition, every door, sink, item of exercise equipment, and other technological appliance in the institute is controlled by the chips of both the guards and the inmates. The guards' chips are obviously more powerful and they can knock out the prisoners if need be.

This is a major problem to our heros, James and Alex, as anything they do risks discovery by 1) the cameras 2) the guards and 3) the inmates, and through the chip, the authorities.

The size of the prison and the proximity of the cell to the outer wall is unspecified and you may change it to fit your needs. But both James and Alex are in different cells shared with a reasonably alert fellow inmate.

Now I will outline the daily schedule.
The chipped prisoners wake at 7 AM, shower according to a schedule, eat breakfast in a dining hall at 8, and then proceed to a room that James and Alex have never seen but know to be somewhere in the facility where they do factory-style manual labor with their hands while their brain takes classes. Lunch is at 1, then more work, then free exercise from 5-7 PM and dinner at 8; the inmates spend the rest of the evening in their cells and go to sleep at 10. Note that the chipped inmates do do chores, washing up, mopping, etc., although the prison does have robots to do much of the maintenance.

The dining area has fixed tables and chairs made of plastic, a self-serve buffet that only serves bread, gravy, vitamins, and water, overhead lighting, continual video surveillance, several guards, and assigned seating. Knives and forks are used, but it will be difficult to steal them.

James and Alex, however, do not have these benefits. They eat in the dining hall, but separately, and afterwards go straight back to their cell. James and Alex spend the afternoon in the free exercise room, a large indoor field with machines and free weights at the end and artificial grass and basketball courts in the middle. The walls are concrete and the ceiling is a skylight protected by a net that is 40 feet off the ground. There are cameras watching every part of this field, but for a few hours James and Alex will have the field to themselves.

The guards, as if all this wasn't hard enough, have laser tasers, superhuman reflexes due to the chip, (as well as superhuman hearing and pain resistance) but they do not do rounds of the corridors, responding only if there is a problem. However, there will be two stationed at the ends of the large field when James and Alex are on it, and as James and Alex aren't able to the open the doors to the cell they escort James and Alex to and from the cells, exercise area, and dining area. However, they are not very alert, relying on the chip to monitor the situation and guide the inmates to and fro using a black-and-white tile pattern on the hallway floor.

Now, outside the actual prison building, there is a court surrounded by a high fence. The building itself can only be exited through two sliding metal doors that cannot be opened without either an authorized chip or LOTS of pressure unless you want to blow a hole in the wall somehow. There are no windows. The court contains vehicles that can only be driven with a chip, but fortunately Alex is a genius and can figure out how to rewire the cars if given a few minutes. The fence itself has only one gate that is only opened once a day to allow the entrance of trucks containing food supplies. It can be climbed, but there is electric barbed wire on the top of it. Oh, and it's 12 feet high.

Alex may have supplies hidden somewhere in either his cell or the exercise room, but James has nothing. Now, in three days a chip will be implanted in each of the boys' brains, rendering them helpless and their situation impossible to escape. In those three days, is there any chance that they can escape?

If you can help my good friends escape I will be very grateful. Keep in mind that there is a generator somewhere in the building that supplies all the electricity. If it can be destroyed then the guards will be helpless, but there will still be no way out of the doors without a chip.

I wish you all luck!
Maybe I'm a genius; maybe not.

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12/21/2014 11:13:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
If the generator is destroyed, can the chip which unlocks the gate still be used?
1. I already googled it.

2. Give me an argument. Spell it out. "You're wrong," is not an argument.
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12/23/2014 5:20:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/16/2014 10:37:05 PM, james14 wrote:
I need some help. I am trying to think of a way out of this dreadful scenario.

Two kids are imprisoned in a huge prison-like facility. This facility has a (large) number of cells. Each cell has a single cast-iron bunk bed that holds two occupants, a mattress, a sheet, and a thin blanket. The mattress can be utilized to hide items if need be.

There are no windows and the only other furniture is a sink with no knobs, and a cup. Inmates are allowed two uniforms; each one consists of blue pajama-type pants and a similar long-sleeved top.

Each cell has one camera, but it does have a small blind spot. The doors slide in and out of the wall, have no knobs or tangible controls, and are a solid type of metal or plastic. The walls are concrete, but the ceiling is normal with a metal heating/AC vent that is, unfortunately, too small to crawl through.

Here is the main difficulty: All the inmates in this facility except for the two kids (who are in different cells) possess chips in their heads that mean that the prison authorities can at any time see what the inmate sees and hear what the inmate hears and monitor their activities and even their thoughts. If the activities are prohibited, the authorities can use the chip to disable and render unconscious the inmate. The chip has many useful functions. For example, there are no classrooms in this institute; they are all online in the inmates' mind. In addition, every door, sink, item of exercise equipment, and other technological appliance in the institute is controlled by the chips of both the guards and the inmates. The guards' chips are obviously more powerful and they can knock out the prisoners if need be.

This is a major problem to our heros, James and Alex, as anything they do risks discovery by 1) the cameras 2) the guards and 3) the inmates, and through the chip, the authorities.

The size of the prison and the proximity of the cell to the outer wall is unspecified and you may change it to fit your needs. But both James and Alex are in different cells shared with a reasonably alert fellow inmate.

Now I will outline the daily schedule.
The chipped prisoners wake at 7 AM, shower according to a schedule, eat breakfast in a dining hall at 8, and then proceed to a room that James and Alex have never seen but know to be somewhere in the facility where they do factory-style manual labor with their hands while their brain takes classes. Lunch is at 1, then more work, then free exercise from 5-7 PM and dinner at 8; the inmates spend the rest of the evening in their cells and go to sleep at 10. Note that the chipped inmates do do chores, washing up, mopping, etc., although the prison does have robots to do much of the maintenance.

The dining area has fixed tables and chairs made of plastic, a self-serve buffet that only serves bread, gravy, vitamins, and water, overhead lighting, continual video surveillance, several guards, and assigned seating. Knives and forks are used, but it will be difficult to steal them.

James and Alex, however, do not have these benefits. They eat in the dining hall, but separately, and afterwards go straight back to their cell. James and Alex spend the afternoon in the free exercise room, a large indoor field with machines and free weights at the end and artificial grass and basketball courts in the middle. The walls are concrete and the ceiling is a skylight protected by a net that is 40 feet off the ground. There are cameras watching every part of this field, but for a few hours James and Alex will have the field to themselves.

The guards, as if all this wasn't hard enough, have laser tasers, superhuman reflexes due to the chip, (as well as superhuman hearing and pain resistance) but they do not do rounds of the corridors, responding only if there is a problem. However, there will be two stationed at the ends of the large field when James and Alex are on it, and as James and Alex aren't able to the open the doors to the cell they escort James and Alex to and from the cells, exercise area, and dining area. However, they are not very alert, relying on the chip to monitor the situation and guide the inmates to and fro using a black-and-white tile pattern on the hallway floor.

Now, outside the actual prison building, there is a court surrounded by a high fence. The building itself can only be exited through two sliding metal doors that cannot be opened without either an authorized chip or LOTS of pressure unless you want to blow a hole in the wall somehow. There are no windows. The court contains vehicles that can only be driven with a chip, but fortunately Alex is a genius and can figure out how to rewire the cars if given a few minutes. The fence itself has only one gate that is only opened once a day to allow the entrance of trucks containing food supplies. It can be climbed, but there is electric barbed wire on the top of it. Oh, and it's 12 feet high.

Alex may have supplies hidden somewhere in either his cell or the exercise room, but James has nothing. Now, in three days a chip will be implanted in each of the boys' brains, rendering them helpless and their situation impossible to escape. In those three days, is there any chance that they can escape?

If you can help my good friends escape I will be very grateful. Keep in mind that there is a generator somewhere in the building that supplies all the electricity. If it can be destroyed then the guards will be helpless, but there will still be no way out of the doors without a chip.

I wish you all luck!

James, will you respond to my question above? I was very interested in your post.
1. I already googled it.

2. Give me an argument. Spell it out. "You're wrong," is not an argument.