A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 069, Saturday
March 10th, 2018
Chapter Six: History 6th
The Ancient people who formed the Continuum saw it as the undoing of Death. It was the absolute transcendence of their species.
The Collective allowed an individual person to upload their consciousness into a field of perpetual being.
The Collective preserved all of their memories, their personal experiences, the unique complexities of their singular personality.
The Collective preserved the memory of their deeds and actions, their experiences, as well as their own impressions of those experiences, their reflections, their thoughts, even their feelings.
The Collective was right. It was the undoing of Death. Their technology did preserve the individual in a field of perpetual being, all of that was true, but there were more to its claims than the perpetuity of being, and those claims were false.
The Collective promised a paradise, a heaven, a nirvana.
It promised eternal life.
The disembodied consciousness’ of individuals were a type of being, but such consciousness was not alive, they were not living being.
Continuing existence in the Collective was not life.
Life involved risk, it involved danger, it involved feeling, and it included limitations.
The Collective was able to provide each of its members with an alternate reality, either a variation of the universe as it was known to be, or a realm of pure fantasy. Whatever the member desired they could dwell in it.
The Collective allowed for each member to be the god of their private domain.
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