A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 058, Tuesday
February 27th, 2018
Chapter Two: Perception
The Continuum constantly reaffirmed to itself the claim that it was a unique and singular consciousness, that no other being (if you could call it one) like itself, existed anywhere in the universe.
The Continuum believed that it was the reason for the existence of the universe itself. The creation of it, the Continuum, was the purpose behind the creation of everything. It saw its own being as the realization of divinity in time and space. As such, the Continuum viewed itself as the God of creation.
Continuum was the end of all things, it was the cause of causes.
Jim knew this, he alone among all of the members of the Collective was able to peer into the hidden thoughts of other members, and he alone had drifted into the private consciousness of the Continuum.
Jim was the only one who saw the machinations of the Continuum for what they were, and knew that the Continuum was self-deluded.
The Continuum was a construct. It was merely an algorithm, a complex program coordinating the thoughts of a trillion personalities. It was self-aware, yes, but it depended on its connection to the Collective for everything that it was. It was not the creator it was the creation.
It was a thing not a person.
The Continuum was also a manipulative entity. It contrived affairs to support its delusion of itself.
It shaped in very subtle ways, the milieu within which each member of the Collective lived, It shaped them to feed its own grandiosity.
It structured the Empire and all of its institutions in the same way, in order to feed a narrative the shaped the Collective and thereby shaped the input it received from that body.
It silenced those who resisted this image, slowly marginalizing them, selecting them each for the great sleep, darkness and dissolution.
It was for these offences that Jim wanted to destroy it.
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