A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 108, Wednesday
April 18th, 2018
Chapter Three: The Memory of Stars
Even before the eruption 72,000 years ago, the culture of these children of the Ancient race, the humans of Earth, had devolved.
They had fallen from star-farer to cave dweller. Yet that culture retained a faint memory of its ancestry, it had been preserved through the stories they told, and the engrams of memory encoded in their cells.
For Jim, it was precious little to build on.
He was determined to modify their genetic profile in such a way that it could boost the organic memory retention of their bodies as much as possible.
Jim allowed for a bifurcation of consciousness.
In the satellite station for above the planet, he housed the full version of himself hosted in the mechanoid body that travelled with him to Earth.
His consciousness was connected to hundreds of living vessels on the planet surface doing the work he had set out to do among the people.
Over time, he received the materials from the Empire to build a space station. On that station he was able to carry out experiments, to perform the science that would allow him to carry out the augmentations that he needed.
There were a myriad of steps to climb for him to accomplish his goals with the inhabitants of Earth, and channels to cross. Jim slowly, methodically plotted his course, and followed it, adjusting only when it was necessary.
Step by step and generation by generation he introduced the genetic changes into the breeding pool.
Modern humans emerged from these processes.
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