A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 103, Friday
April 13th, 2018
Chapter Five: Paralysis
The Continuum was helpless as the human Collective merged with the Collective consciousness of the Ancients in its artificial nousphere.
Its identity was shifting in real-time, because it was in fact an amalgamation of the collective field that comprised the quantum Matrix of the Central Planet.
While the Continuum had a distinct independent identity, it was not in fact a true individual.
As humanity flooded the field, the amalgamation that formed the Continuum changed. The benchmarks that framed the identity of the Continuum shifted, it had no reference for itself, it was no longer itself, no longer the unique being it had told itself it was.
The Continuum was faced with the notion that it had never wanted to admit, had fought against, had destroyed entire planets to protect itself from the knowledge of, that it was, in itself, nothing more than an amalgamated construct.
The shock of that realization was overwhelming, the nature of its being was changing through the introduction of the new, human elements which were quickly becoming the majority.
Change defined the human experience, the Continuum dreaded it, feared it, never imagined the scope and rapid pace at which it could take place.
Everything the Continuum had tried to do, everything over the course of billions of years, was meant to preserve and protect two things; the physical construct of the Central Planet and the Home World, preserving the integrity of the Collective; and to protect and preserve the construct itself, and its assumed identity as the apex of all existence, a being unique in the entire universe, never to be met, matched, or rivaled,
Humanity ascended according to their aspirational nature, and the Continuum recoiled according to its craven nature.
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