A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 243, Friday
August 31st, 2018
Chapter Five: Will
The translation of consciousness from an organic body to the quantum and electromagnetic fields of the Collective was not easy.
The technological feat itself had been a thing of fantasy, for ages, it was the holy grain of neuro-physics.
The ability for an individual to endure the process was also difficult. Thousands upon thousands of test subjects came to their untimely end in the experimental stage of these technologies.
Many more people went insane, undergoing a negation of self from which they never recovered.
It was noted that only the strongest personalities survived the translation process.
What happened to those who did not make it was a mystery.
In the first iteration of these technologies each individual consciousness was isolated, every individual consciousness was self-contained, interact with the world through mechanoid bodies, cyborgs, replicants.
Many of those who went into such bodies could not learn the means to control the apparatus, they were paralyzed, and without the ability to communicate they were thought to be lost; they were shelved, destroyed, recycled.
In time the Ancient scientists learned to contain multiple personalities in the same quantum field, while maintaining a distinction from one another.
The early experiments in this field were disastrous, destroying the individuals it hoped to preserve in a new quantum society.
This was an age of sacrifice, a holy offering on the altar of discovery.
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