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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Two, The Continuum; Part Ten, The Hunger; Chapter Six, Domination

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 076, Saturday
March 17th, 2018

Chapter Six: Domination

The Continuum knew something of fear.

It manipulated the fears of other’s.

It controlled the galactic Empire through fear.

The Continuum feared that its progeny would find a path to their own immortality. It did not admit this to itself, but this particular fear was the single greatest driver of its behavior.

The Continuum feared that it could be supplanted. That the Collective, which was the core of its identity, could be recreated elsewhere.

It happened once, it could happen again.

It feared that if this happened the Collective could move away from the HomeWorld, abandon the Central Planet.

It feared that the children of the Ancients would no longer rely on the hope of immortality that the Continuum represented, which it instructed them in through the religious dogma of the galactic Empire, the programming and structure that the Continuum had built for them, and bound them to.

Wherever this potential was detected, it was always crushed, the technologies necessary to make that transformation were always denied to them. The Imperial armada would descend and destroy entire planets, which it had done many times, just to avoid the potential for such a development from taking place. 

The Continuum had determined that there could never be another Collective, it and it alone had to remain the gatekeeper. There would never be another Collective mind other than its own.

The Continuum would not accept even the slightest dissent, it had erased thousands of Observers for challenging it on this point.

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