A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 240, Tuesday
August 28th, 2018
Chapter Two: The Promise of the Collective
The Collective was promoted as a means of freeing people from the vicissitudes of life, from the drudgeries of living, it was talked about as the means to immortality.
It was a technological marvel.
People had been dreaming about it, writing about it, fantasizing about it for thousands of years.
It was a subject of the most hopeful expectations, and the deepest dread.
Horror stories were written about it. The greatest of fears were associated with it.
When the technologies became stable, and the permits were granted, a slow stream of people began to apply for the privilege of entering the quantum field of a new heaven.
It was life beyond disease, beyond, the limitations of the flesh.
It was life beyond life.
It meant release from the economies of scarcity, accompanied by ubiquitous war, strife, and violence.
Collective was the translation of the whole self into a realm of electromagnetism and quantum currents.
In the early years, many did not survive the process.
The membership was limited to the sick and the dying, and to the extremely wealthy.
The technologies improved, and the creators of the Collective began to push their own consciousness into the Collective field. Once they were there, they began to improve the system from within.
The technology that supported the Collective stabilized itself quickly from that point forward.
The ancient people began to enter its embrace in ever increasing numbers.
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