A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 098, Sunday
April 8th, 2017
Chapter Seven: Purpose
Jim knew that it was only a matter of time before the next cataclysmic event. A super-volcano, a collision with an asteroid. Any number of things could happen. He began to requisition and adjust equipment to monitor all of the vital systems of the planet.
Satellites monitored every square inch of the surface. They tracked the weather, the temperatures of the ocean, even the most minute changes in the seismology.
Satellites tracked the heavens. Their machinery plotted the trajectory of every object near to Earth, no matter how small.
He went beyond the normal routine and established monitoring equipment in the orbits of every other planet in the solar system.
Jim wanted to know everything, he would leave nothing to chance.
Because the Collective was transfixed by the culture on Earth, it spared nothing, The Continuum did not oppose any of his requests.
Every planet with a molten core experienced events like the one that nearly destroyed humanity. They were ordinary and to be expected.
It was not known, how the Ancients people dealt with these, in the ages before they reached the stars.
For a civilization that had sufficient technology the prospect of an occurrence like this was not a problem. Managing seismology and volcanology was a minor detail of galactic government. The society of those planets used the power in the planetary core for energy.
Jim was determined to save humanity from the next event.
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