Item #: SCP-2000

Object Class: Thaumiel

Laconic Containment Procedures: Few people are permitted to know SCP-2000 exists, and among those allowed, even fewer can explore it fully. Personnel cannot leave its vicinity at will, and need to have their memories erased if reassigned. SCP-2000 is to be activated during any end-of-the-world scenario.

Laconic Description: SCP-2000 is a massive subterranean facility located in Yellowstone National Park, possessing a vast array of anomalous technology that can be used to reconstruct civilization in the event that the world ends. The facility houses enough anomalous tech to mass produce humans with custom memories. It also possesses back-ups of almost all data on Earth, such as many works of fiction and the entire Internet, and has machinery can even reverse time to a degree, though it is a long and slow process.

There is an implication that the facility has already been used to revert many apocalypses many times, as despite it being less than a century old, human remains dated of 450-700 years old have been found inside.

Additional Context: The title, "Deus Ex Machina", is a reference to a literary trope in which a seemingly-unsolvable problem (i.e. the end of the world) is solved by the unexpected intervention of some new character or event (in this case, SCP-2000). It literally translates as "God from the machine."

The article was an entry in the SCP-2000 Contest, where it won 1st place.

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