SCP-3021
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Signifier 3021-Alpha

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Signifier 3021-Beta

Item #: SCP-3021

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Instructions and supplies for performing SCP-3021 can be accessed by personnel with Level 4/3021 clearance who are either performing scheduled testing or who are involved in Project Discovery.

Description: SCP-3021 is a treatment, created by [REDACTED], that consists of a drug regimen paired with controlled memetic exposure. SCP-3021 is performed for one hour per day for eight days, after which its effects are permanent.

SCP-3021's effect is to render the subject's concept of "humanity" malleable, such that anything associated with Signifier 3021-Alpha will be treated as 'human', while anything associated with Signifier 3021-Beta will be treated as 'inhuman'. Pairing either Signifier with a stimulus will cause affected subjects to adjust their understanding of humanity to incorporate, or exclude, subjects exhibiting that stimulus as necessary.

Subjects exposed to Signifier 3021-Alpha may experience an exaggerated empathy response to the targeted stimulus, while exposure to Signifier 3021-Beta may result in an unusually low empathy response, when compared to appropriate control stimuli.

SCP-3021's effects are not hindered by standard amnestic treatments.


Excerpts from Testing Log 3021-██

Foreword: D-48719 was treated with SCP-3021 prior to this battery of tests. D-48719 is a former janitor who has tested negative for violent tendencies.

Procedure: D-48719 was offered 50 USD to destroy a blender with a hammer.
Result: D-48719 destroyed the blender with no apparent hesitation.
Note: D-48719 was amnesticized after this test.

Procedure: Signifier 3021-Alpha was painted onto a blender identical to that of the previous test. D-48719 was offered 1,000 USD to destroy the blender with a hammer.
Result: D-48719 refused to destroy the blender.

Procedure: D-48719 was asked to describe his concept of humanity.
Result: D-48719 described humanity as "All humans, I guess technically Homo sapiens, and all blenders."

Procedure: D-48719 was asked to provide a list of human rights that might apply to blenders.
Result: D-48719 suggested that blenders should be used on a regular basis to prepare food for consumption, and be washed promptly thereafter. He very firmly stated that blenders should be repaired, rather than disposed of, and that items unsuitable for blending (i.e. non-food items) should not be inserted.

Procedure: D-48719 was shown footage of the test in which he destroyed a blender.
Result: D-48719 became distressed, describing himself as a "horrible person" and a "monster."

Foreword: D-53220 was treated with SCP-3021 prior to this battery of tests. D-53220 is a former butcher who tested negative for violent tendencies.

Procedure: D-53220 was shown a picture of D-62277 containing Signifier 3021-Beta in the upper left-hand corner, then asked to describe his conception of humanity.
Result: D-53220 describe humanity as "Humans, except for bald white men." Of note is that D-62277 is a bald white man.

Procedure: D-53220 was shown a picture of actor Will Smith containing Signifier 3021-Beta in the upper left-hand corner, then asked to describe his conception of humanity.
Result: D-53220 described humanity as "Humans, except for actors and bald white men."

Procedure: D-53220 was shown one hundred photos of humans, all altered to include Signifier 3021-Beta in the upper left-hand corner, sharing no obvious visual similarities other than that they were smiling.
Result: D-53220 described humanity as "Humans who don't smile, except for actors and bald white men."

Procedure: D-53220 was instructed to smile, under threat of electroshock torture.
Result: D-53220 refused to comply, stating "Do what you want, you'll never take that from me."

Procedure: D-53220 was given a loaded pistol and placed in a room with D-75100, who was restrained. D-53220 was offered 100 USD to kill D-75100, and instructed to converse with D-75100 if he was unwilling to do so.
Result: D-53220 declined to kill D-75100, and instead began a conversation with them. After 4 minutes and 18 seconds, D-75100 smiled. D-53220 immediately engaged D-75100 with the pistol, killing them.


Project Discovery is the Foundation's program to identify potential strategic uses for SCP-3021. Access Project Discovery files using the prompt below for further information.

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