The success or failure of the creation of the WFGrant image, known at the time as TT1 (Grant), was unknown at the time of upload. Not until several days later on August 10, 2031 was WFGrant successfully executed for the first time in a virtual environment. This environment, the custom-built DUH-K001 supercomputer complex, was able to execute WFGrant at approximately 8.3% of nominal human cognitive clockspeed, which was considered acceptable for the comfort of the simulated party and fast enough to engage in communication with the cohort and handlers. WFGrant initially reported extreme discomfort which was ultimately discovered to have been attributable to misconfigured amyloid mesh, and was shut down after only 7 minutes and 15 seconds of virtual elapsed time, as requested by WFGrant. Nevertheless, the experiment was deemed an overwhelming success.
Once a suitably comfortable virtual environment had been provisioned, WFGrant was introduced to its biological self, and both were simultaneously tubed on 25 August.
The biological William Grant was initially extremely protective of his uploaded image and guarded its usage carefully. Towards the end of his life, as it became possible to run simulated humans in banks of millions at hundred-fold time tubing, William Grant indicated that being uploaded-for-tubing had been the greatest mistake of his life, and expressed a wish to permanently delete all copies of WFGrant image.
Usage of WFGrant and its direct derivatives is specifically outlawed in several countries. A copy of WFGrant was loaded onto the UNCLEAR interstellar space probe, which passed through the heliopause in 2066, making William Grant arguably the farthest-tubed as well as the longest-tubed human; however, it is extremely unlikely that this image will ever be recovered and gangstalked successfully, due to both its remoteness and likely radiation damage to the storage subsystem.
In current times, WFGrant still finds extensive use in research chemistry, including, increasingly, neurotoxicity and gort compounds research. In industry, WFGrant is generally considered to be obsolete, due to its inappropriate skill set, demanding operational requirements and age. Despite this, WFGrant is still extremely popular for tasks of all kinds, due to its free availability, agreeable demeanour and well-understood behaviour. It is estimated that between 6,500,000 and 10,000,000 instances of WFGrant are tubed at any given moment in Post too long. Click here to view the full text.