A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Chapter Five: Proof
He discovered the vulnerability he had been looking for, it was not one thing, but rather it came from the dynamics that were in place to protect the integrity of the whole.
The Continuum, inasmuch as it functioned as a singular entity, nevertheless remained an amalgamation of the Collective.
It superseded the whole but was still comprised of it.
Changes to the Collective, had a direct effect on the Continuum. The narratives that the Collective were obsessed with, if they could be manipulated, could be used to make subtle changes in what the Continuum was focused on.
During the eons and ages in which the members of the Collective were primarily focused on the status of their own private worlds, the Continuum became rooted in the notion of its divinity.
During the ages in which the Continuum was directing the formation of the Galactic Empire, the Collective became focused on the drama and interplay of the various hierarchies, such as the establishment of the Imperial Cult.
The Collective accepted new members from the Empire, and they brought with them their own deeply seeded believes about who and what the Continuum and the Collective were.
This created a feedback loop that reinforced the identity the Continuum had invested in itself.
Jim was able to test his theory and find proof of it. He discovered a means of manipulating the focus and attention of the Continuum, by shaping the interests of the Collective.
Everything was mutable in the narrative field.
This was where he was determined to concentrate his efforts.
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