Old Empire (Dune)
The Old Empire is a nation that features in the Dune universe.
The Old Empire stands for many thousands of years, ruled by emperors, of whom the last comes from the Boro family. The people of the Old Empire in time come to depend on artificial intelligence, which eventually leads to their overthrow by the Twenty Titans. The Titans rule for some 100 years (called the Time of Titans) before they are overthrown themselves by the sentient computer network Omnius. Omnius and his Thinking Machines remain in control of the universe for a millennium before humankind defeats them in the Battle of Corrin, ending the Butlerian Jihad.