• The man said he believed the microwave was a WWI veteran
  • He said the machine started vowing revenge after he powered it with AI
  • He said the kitchen appliance wanted to "cook him to death"

A YouTuber claimed he tried to bring his imaginary childhood microwave friend to life by powering it with Artificial Intelligence (AI) but the plan backfired as the machine tried to cook him to death.

Lucas Rizzotto said in a Twitter post last week that, as a child, he befriended his microwave, naming it Magnetron.

Rizzotto said he thought Magnetron was an English gentleman who was a WW1 veteran. He even wrote a 100-page book detailing every moment of Magnetron's "life" with a complete history of their interactions from his childhood. The document contained "memories from his entire life - from his 1895 birth all the way to when we met when I was a kid," he said in the post.

In fact, Rizzotto was so enamored by his friend that he walked the extra mile to resurrect it --he incorporated voice-controlled AI into the kitchen appliance. However, things didn't go as expected because the microwave started vowing revenge.

"The eerie thing was that because his training data included all main interactions I had with him as a child, this kitchen appliance knew things about me that no one else in the world did," the self-proclaimed scientist wrote in the Twitter post.

Rizzotto said, after turning the microwave on, it felt to him like he was talking to an old friend but things took a turn when Magnetron began making sudden threats of "extreme violence" which the man believes stemmed from the machine's PTSD relating to its "WW1 'memories."

Rizzotto said Magnetron told him "I have seen men holding their guts with their own hands, crying out for their mothers." He claimed that the microwave said, "For years this was my life, always surrounded by death, but never claimed by it."

At one point, Rizzotto claimed that Magnetron asked him to "enter the microwave" and he pretended to oblige. Rizzotto told Magnetron that he had entered the microwave and closed the door only to see Magnetron turning itself on in an instant to burn its creator "to death," Ladbible reported.

"At this point, I was like NOPE. I'm out. This is crazy," Rizzotto explained. "But after a few minutes I decided to press him. Now that the chips were down, I asked it a simple question: 'Why did you do that?' And the microwave's answer? 'Because I wanted to hurt you the same you hurt me,'" the post read.

Rizzotto believes after a passage of two decades of him not talking to the microwave, it assumed that he "abandoned it in a dark void for 20 years."

"After realizing this, I apologized & tried to convince him there was no abandonment - that it was all a misunderstanding and that I meant no harm. But he wouldn't have it. He was too far gone. Magnetron decided I was the villain of this story. So I shut him down," Rizzotto wrote in the conclusion of his near-death experience.

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