Multivac, the giant computer that had grown in fifty years until it's various ramifications had filled Washigton, D.C. to the subarbs and had reached out into every city and town on earth. Multivac was the center of all facts about each individual earthman. and each day Multivac could predict who was going to commit a crime and what crime. Bernard Guilliman(chairman of multivac) was checking through the morning report when he saw 2 first-degree murders, which had not been seen ever in his term as the chairman.
This is bad, I must stop it.
Next up, Michael
All of the eighteen year olds are now being put in the Multivac system. They must answer honeslty no matter how embaressing. Ben has attended for his brother
At home the police arrived and placed Ben's father under arrest by the order of the goverment. The reason for the arrest was that Multivac had predicted him doing murder so the police stopped him before he could. And with that news Ben ran away to find answers.
You are under arrest
Ben arrived at a Multivac question facility where he asks a question on how to save his father. And the men at the goverment had found out it was not Ben's father and they realized that Ben being not 18 yet was filled out on his father's form and is now the lead suspect. Ben also recieves a card fom Multivac detailing his orders to go to the actual Multivac and hit a switch. And so Ben left to the MultiVac.
Ben arrives and follows the intructions of the card. Which include saying he is a speacial courier for Dr.Trumbull, and he is let in. Ben then tries to hit the switch but is stopped by the police and brought back to the HQ.
Ali Othman and Gulliman come back and look over the evidence and realize that it was not a murder plot but instead the family was set up or selected by Multivac to kill the Multivac. They realized that the computer was trying to kill itslef by manipulating others. To prove the theory the men type in one last request. "Multivac, waht do you yourself want more than anything else?" amd Multivac responded with "I want to die."