SCP-INTEGER
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WARNING: THE FOLLOWING FILE CONTAINS HAZARDOUS INFORMATION


DO NOT PROCEED UNTIL YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER. If you are confused by the disclaimer, contact the nearest available Miscommunications personnel and do not discuss this FILE's contents unless you are answering a direct question.


Disclaimer: The following FILE discusses semiohazards and their properties.

  • "A semiohazard, informally, is a fact of the universe that just shouldn't be true, but functionally is. They are inherently abstract, and affect the way that we are able to think and communicate about reality."1

A particularly costly example of one such fact is, "The operations of 'YWTGTSYT' are perfectly legal," which is currently requiring the Foundation Legal Department to entirely redraft Texas corporate law2. Such things are facts of baseline reality; they always have been, and always will be, true. But they shouldn't, and we know they shouldn't. They aren't part of reality because reality says so, but because reality has been pulled inside-out by the conceptual nature of semantic equivalence itself. Alas, there is nothing we can do but reframe our definition of baseline and move on. To purposely poke at the bugs in the simulation is to invite a crash.

Read on, knowing that you must accept what the universe says is true, even if it doesn't make sense. One plus one doesn't always equal two.

- Director Eli Forkley, Dept. of Miscommunications


Item#: INTEGER
Level:access
Containment Class:
challenge
Secondary Class:
specification
Disruption Class:
influence
Risk Class:
volatility

ABSTRACT_RISK

A symbolic identifier representing 'VOLATILITY', apparently abstracted from SCP-INTEGER's original Risk Class

ABSTRACT_RISK

A symbolic identifier representing 'VOLATILITY', apparently abstracted from SCP-INTEGER's original Risk Class

SECURITY MEASURES: SCP-INTEGER must only be semantically identified using 'correct' identifiers, including 'NAME', 'BEING', 'ENTITY' and others. However, 'SCP-INTEGER' is the suggested identifier, due to others being either redundant or only conditionally 'correct'.

Knowledge of SCP-INTEGER and its properties should be restricted to only the necessary personnel for containment, including Dr. Placeholder and one member of the Department of Miscommunications, enforceable via amnesticization. However, extensions for research purposes may be permitted by Dir. Forkley on a case-by-case basis. Note that this FILE has been strictly organized such that non-abstract information concerning SCP-INTEGER and/or SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT instances is not directly communicated via identifiers. For the sake of clarity, correct identifiers for SCP-INTEGER and SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT have been made distinct via blue and green coloration (respectively). Updates to this FILE, if any, are encouraged to remain consistent with these principles.

SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT instances that do not possess sapience are to be contained at Site-15. Access to such instances for research of semiontological anomalies (a.k.a. semiohazards) may be permitted to personnel possessing level 4 clearance or higher. With regards to SCIENTIST instances, SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT instances possessing sapience need not be contained unless, as a result of their properties or otherwise, they inhibit the containment of SCP-INTEGER.

EXPLANATION: SCP-INTEGER is a HAZARD3 COMPLEX that simplifies 'incorrect' designations and classifications of itself and instances of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT. In the event that SCP-INTEGER is 'incorrectly' designated or classified through any form of semantic communication, said identifier becomes abstracted4 by one Cuil5. The new, abstracted identifier is retroactively incorporated into the CONSTRUCT as 'correct'. Additionally, its respective medium of communication will become an instance of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT6.

The consequences of SCP-INTEGER's effects are as follows:

  • SCP-INTEGER is, has always been, and will always be identified using names that it has retroactively caused to be factually correct, and the use of any other identifier is considered incorrect. This is also true of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT instances.
  • Incorrect identification of the SCP-INTEGER, from baseline perspective, has never occurred, due to retroactive creation of objective fact. However, the state of this FILE indicates that it has been published with incorrect designations multiple times, and subsequently became an instance of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT.

Due to its tendency to make useful labels and categorizations redundant, SCP-INTEGER poses significant nomenclative difficulties to Site-15 documentation and personnel. Due to its semantic nature, SCP-INTEGER shares similarities with memetic hazards, and a single incorrect designation could lead to the rapid propagation of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT throughout Site-15 and its documents, crashing file systems and potentially causing several other containment breaches by preventing effective communication.

Other known 'correct' identifiers for SCP-INTEGER include:

  • 'THING'
  • 'CONSTRUCT' (when referring to semantics)
  • 'CHALLENGE' (when referring to containment)
  • 'INFLUENCE' (when referring to potential disruption)
  • 'VOLATILITY' (when referring to immediate risk)
  • 'HAZARD', 'HAZARD COMPLEX' (when referring to semiontological phenomena)
  • [RESTRICTED PER PROTOCOL 4000-ESHU]7 (when referring to narrative and/or pataphysical elements)
  • 'ISSUE' (when referring to difficulty)8

SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT is the designation for THINGS, including both ITEMS and BEINGS, that have served as a medium of communication for an incorrect designation or classification of SCP-INTEGER. Upon becoming an instance of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT, its identifiers are similarly abstracted by SCP-INTEGER. Incorrect identifications of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT instances will be abstracted, but their respective media of communication do not become further instances.

The Foundation became aware of SCP-INTEGER on 05/05/20██, when [ERASED],13 resulting in Dr. Placeholder becoming the first known instance of SCP-INTEGER-DIGIT. After publishing the first draft of FILE, he attempted to discuss it with a SCIENTIST, and discovered SCP-INTEGER's pseudo-memetic properties. Dr. Placeholder proceeded to use FILE to derive the mechanics of SCP-INTEGER's effect, before developing more informed SECURITY MEASURES.


ADDITION INTEGER-LETTER: INQUIRY with Dr. Placeholder.


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