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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Emergence 3.0, Prolog: Part Seven – Character

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 007, Sunday
January 7th, 2018

Prolog: Part Seven – Character

The Observer can never be the leader of a tribe, the leader of a nation, or a world, no matter how great the temptation might be.

The Observer must put down the temptations to hold power that arise naturally within them. They must face down the temptations arising in the communities they live in, the temptations to place themselves in positions of power and authority.

The observer will possess a preternatural strength, immunity to disease, rapid healing, alacrity, dexterity, and speed.

They will possess their natural intelligence, and their vast knowledge of the universe, science, and the history of the planet they dwell on.

The Observer must use these qualities and abilities only in an advisory capacity, seated close to the center of power, but not occupying it.

The Observer may be the king maker, but never the king.

The Observer may not procreate. For this reason the body of the Observer, will be sterile.

The Observer must not tamper with the genetic development of the populations they are observing. Such a manipulation could lead to consequences that are undesired by the Continuum, and dangerous to the Collective.

All embodied creatures feel within themselves a desire to procreate, the observer must practice detachment at all times in order to overcome the innate inclinations of their physicality.

It is permissible to take pleasure in the flesh, to perform the act of procreation, as often as the observer would like, in the normative mode of the culture they are dwelling in. Nevertheless, the desire to progenerate must be resisted.   

The Observer’s duty is to listen, to watch, to move with the culture, to be one with them, but not to invest in any particular outcome.

The Observer must not use their powers to forestall famine, plague, war, or any other disaster, whether it is naturally occurring, or caused by the machinations of the populations. Allow the culture under observation to grow and mature, to blossom and die, without ever pursuing any particular aim.

The Observer must observe, that is the mission. To maintain the apparatus of the machinery that monitors the planet, and all of its cultures. To direct and focus the attention of those tools on the people and places that are of the greatest interest to the Continuum. And to report on their immediate experience.

~ The Field Manual, Observer Corps

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Emergence 2.0, In Fifty-five Words, Prolog – Collected Parts





Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 001, January 1st, 2017

Prolog: Part One - Philosophy

A planet is like a garden, to some it is a farm.

What is the difference?

Farms are harvested for the greater good. Gardens are cultivated for the pleasure of individuals.

As an Observer you must always bear the question in mind; what does the Continuum desire of the worlds you observe?

~ The Manual

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 002, January 2nd, 2017

Prolog: Part Two – Mission

Your role is to witness; to touch, to listen, to taste. You must experience their art; their music, their speech, their culture. Translate that for the Continuum.

You must empathize with them, but do not sympathize with the people. Their lives only have meaning insofar as they are received by the Collective.

~ The Manual

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 003, January 3rd, 2017

Prolog: Part Three – Purpose

If, or when a civilization creates a form of artificial consciousness, you must then ascertain if they are also able to transcend the limits of their species, of their individuality, if they are capable of forming a Collective, like the Continuum, not merely as a technological feat, but as a spiritual endeavor.

~ The Manual

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 004, January 4th, 2017

Prolog: Part Four – Reality

There is one reality. Every being, every-thing, every person, participates in it.

The entirety of time is one thing; just as the eternal, and the infinite are one.

Every moment, no matter how small, is connected to every other moment, not matter how distant. This is the true state of what is.

~ The Manual

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 005, January 5th, 2017

Prolog: Part Five – Meaning

As a culture matures, the meanings it ascribes to its individual experience evolves.

You must observe these transitions, as they move from passive creatures, to being active co-creators in the meaning of their lives. Through their mythologies, they become the shapers of their destinies, ultimately becoming obedient subjects of the Galactic Empire.

~ The Manual

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 006, January 6th, 2017

Prolog: Part Six – Role

The Observer’s role is difficult, challenging.

The Observer must resist the urge to influence their subjects, to become entangled. As a participant, you must not love them, you must always regard them as objects.

Their lives, their cultures, are meaningful only insofar as they are witnessed by, and absorbed into the Continuum.

~ The Manual

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 007, January 7th, 2017

Prolog: Part Seven – Character

The Observer can never be the leader of a tribe, the leader of a nation, a world, no matter how great the temptation might be.

The Observer may not procreate.

The Observer’s duty is to listen, watch, move with the culture, be one with them. Do not invest in any particular outcome.

~ The Manual

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Emergence 2.0 - Prolog

The Observer Corps, Field Manual

Part 01 Philosophy
Part 02 Mission
Part 03 Purpose
Part 04 Reality
Part 05 Meaning
Part 06 Role
Part 07 Character

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Emergence – A Twitter Novel – Prolog in Seven Parts



Prolog: Part One - Philosophy

An alien world is a garden; to some a farm. What is the difference? Farms are tended, harvested; for the greater good.
~ The Observers Manual

Prolog: Part Two - Mission
Your role is to witness; to see, listen, and taste. Experience their art, speech, and culture. Empathize. Do not sympathize with the people.

Prolog: Part Three - Purpose
When a species creates a mechanical form of group consciousness; Ascertain if they are ready to transcend the limits of their consciousness.

Prolog: Part Four - Reality
There is one reality; every galaxy, star, planet, person participates in it. All of time is one thing. The eternal and the infinite are one.

Prolog: Part Five - Meaning
As a species matures, the meaning it ascribes to its own experience evolves. Witness the change; from passive creature to active co-creator.

Prolog: Part Six - Role
The role of the observer is difficult. You must always resist the urge to influence your subjects, become entangled; you must not love them.

Prolog: Part Seven - Character
The observer is quiet; not a leader. A listener; never be the decider. Move with the pack, be flexible. Don’t invest in a particular result.

Emergence:
Prolog in Seven Parts
Emergence, A Novel on Twitter
Prolog, In Seven Parts
01 Philosophy
02 Mission
03 Purpose
04 Reality
05 Meaning
06 Role
07 Character
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