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The Instrument of Surrender being signed by the machine ambassador.

The Instrument of Surrender was the formal document presented by the leaders of the remaining human nations to the Machine Ambassador at the last session of the United Nations in New York.

The document formally ended the conflict between the two forces and signed away control of the last human territories to the machines of Zero One. Although the machines did sign the surrender (in barcode, at that), it did not appease them, as they had their machine ambassador self-destruct in a nuclear blast shortly after delivering an ultimatum to the human race:

"Your flesh is a relic; a mere vessel. Hand over your flesh, and a new world awaits you. We demand it."

When The Second Renaissance: Part II is viewed in high-definition, the text of the document can be discerned. It appears to be modeled after the surrender delivered by the Empire of Japan to the Allies at the end of World War II, with just a few key phrases changed. The text is as follows:


WE, acting by command of and in behalf of the United Nations of the Human Race,

hereby accept the provisions set forth in the declaration issued by the heads of the

Government of 01, hereafter also referred to as the Machine Powers.

We hereby proclaim the unconditional surrender to the Machine Powers, of the Human

General Headquarters and of all Human armed forces and all armed forces under Human

control wherever situated.

We hereby command all Human forces wherever situated, and for all Humans in general,

to cease hostilities forthwith, to preserve and save from damage all ships, aircraft, and

military and civil property and to comply with all requirements which may be imposed by

the Supreme Commander for the Machines or by agencies of the human race in this


We hereby command the Human General Headquarters to issue at once orders to the

Commanders of all Human forces and all forces under Human control wherever situated

to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces under their control.

We hereby command all civil, military, and naval officials to obey and enforce all

proclamations, orders, and directives deemed by the Supreme Commander for the

Machine Powers to be proper to effectuate this surrender and issued by him or under his

authority and we direct all such officials to remain at their posts and to continue to

perform their noncombatant duties unless specifically relieved by him or under his


We hereby undertake for all Ambassadors of the Human Race, the Human Race and their

successors to carry out the provisions of this Declaration in good faith, and to issue

whatever orders and take whatever action may be required by the Supreme Commander

for the Machine Powers or by any other designated representative of the Machine Powers

for the purpose of giving effect to that Declaration.

We hereby command the Governments of all Human Races and the Human General

Headquarters at once to liberate all machine prisoners of war and robotic internees now

under Human control and to provide for their protection, care, maintenance, and

immediate transportation to places as directed.

The authority of the Ambassador General of the United Nations and the Human Race to

rule the world shall be subject to the Supreme Commander for the Machines who will

take such steps as he deems proper to effectuate these terms of surrender.