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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity; Chapter Four, Remembering


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 214, Thursday
August 2nd, 2018

Chapter Four: Remembering

Upon awakening Jim remembered.

He remembered everything.

He recalled his life before he succumbed to the great sleep.

He remembered life before Continuum.

He remembered everything he had ever been, seen or done.

The great sleep may have been nothing, more or less than the gathering of his memories, like spinning wool into thread.

He felt a great sense of loneliness, of distance between himself and the Collective.

He was alien to it.

He had crossed a vast expanse of time, and emerged from it a changed person.

From his new position, he saw the Continuum as a catastrophe on an epic scale, embroiling the entire Collective in a tragedy that stretched across the galaxy, consuming everything that it touched.

There were a million worlds, and countless billions of people caught up in the machinations of an artificial consciousness, a computer algorithm whose plastic intelligence was bent on legitimizing itself as a unique being.

He began to plan.

He employed a patience that he had never possessed before he entered the great sleep, quietly testing and probing the limits of the machinery of the central planet, every structure that housed and held and harbored the Collective.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-two, Childhood; Chapter Three, Remembering


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 164, Wednesday
June 13th, 2018

Chapter Three: Remembering

Kathy’s memories came to her unbidden.

They populated her consciousness, suggesting themselves for her consideration, in order to frame her understanding of the events she was experiencing in real time.

She experienced a dialog with the ancestors within her, deciphering events, answering questions in an instant.

It was an atavistic process, happening faster than light speed, happening in no-time.

She was particularly susceptible to sensory input.

When she encountered a new feeling or texture, smelled or tasted something she had not experienced before, saw or heard something that had been unknown to her, the forces within her brought to her mind everything she would ever need to know about it.

She was prone to getting lost in the faces of people she met for the first time, and learning their names.

The wheels within her would turn, and turn over everything her long memory had to give her regarding all of the times she had encountered a person with those eyes, with that nose, with that name, or that tone in their voice.

This was always augmented by input from the psychic entities, ghosts and spirits that hovered around her.

Her ancestors, all of the departed dead, the collective consciousness of humanity, both past and present. She was in constant dialog with them.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 211, July 30th, 2017

Chapter One: Sleep

There was darkness.

It was absolute.

It was like a calm, placid ocean beneath a heavy black shroud.

It was utterly silent, and yet there was a sense of shifting, a movement, a rhythm that faintly pulsed like a slow, forgotten heart.

Isolation was not a tomb, there was life here.

It was a prison.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 212, July 31st, 2017

Chapter Two: Awakening

He awoke in the dark place of a complex algorithm, where his consciousness had been sequestered.

It was absolutely dark, without sensory input.

He inhabited a quantum field.

He awoke in the wave like currents of all the others who had been sequestered, and all of those who entered the continuum, immediately falling into oblivion.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 213, August 1st, 2017

Chapter Three: The Collective

He could feel the Collective pressing in on him, surrounding, permeating his consciousness. Yet, his distinctiveness was intact.

He was connected to the whole, and fully individuated at the same time, it was a phenomenon that the Continuum had never reported.

His consciousness was a type of singularity, unique in the history of the Collective.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 214, August 2nd, 2017

Chapter Four: Remembering

Upon awakening Jim remembered.

He recalled his life before he succumbed to the great sleep.

He remembered life before the Continuum.

He remembered everything he had ever been.

He felt a great sense of loneliness, of distance between himself and the Collective.

He came to see the Continuum a tragedy.

He began to make plans.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 215, August 3rd, 2017

Chapter Five: Primordial-Self

Differentiation begins with the desire to continue.

This is true at the most basic level, with the simplest forms of organic life, just as it is true of the most advanced.

Self-conscious beings differentiate themselves as individuals apart from their tribes. They are not merely members of the collective.

I am I, is the way.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 216, August 4th, 2017

Chapter Six: Id

A drive was building in the depths of his consciousness, a drive to taste, and to see, to feel the touch of flesh, of wind, and heat, to hear music, which he barely remembered.

He wanted to smell the loamy scent of soil.

He wanted life, even with its pains, its ailments, and its inconveniences.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 217, August 5th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Ego

From great deep-sleep in the great deep-dark, sequestered in the undulating ocean of the Collective’s pre-consciousness he awoke.

He was recognized.

The Collective saw him as a lost brother, reborn.

He became an object of fascination.

His re-emergence was unique.

For a period of time the Collective was in awe of him.

They studied him.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Five, 92835670100561474

Part Twenty-nine, Identity

Collected Chapters
01 Sleep
02 Awakening
03 The Collective
04 Remembering
05 Primordial-Self
06 Id
07 Ego

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-two, Childhood, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 162, June 11th, 2017

Chapter One: Memory

From the moment she was born Kathy lived in two worlds: one, her senses; two, the larger world of memory.

Her memory spoke to her in word and vision, contextualizing everything she encountered, summarizing each new experience at the speed of light, faster.

Every smell, every touch, every sound was evocative.

She was often paralyzed.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 163, June 12th, 2017

Chapter Two: Memories

There were hidden places within her, deep places she would spend years discovering.

There were languages no person had spoken for millenia.

There were memories of love, of pain, and the promise of transcendence.

Her memories were full of visions, visions of transformation, of her ancestors, where she was always in a state of becoming.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 164, June 13th, 2017

Chapter Three: Remembering

Kathy’s memories came to her unbidden. They simply suggested themselves to her in order to frame her understanding of the events she was experiencing in real time.

She experienced a dialog with the ancestors living within her, deciphering events, and answering questions in an instant.

It was an atavistic process. It happened at light speed.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 165, June 14th, 2017

Chapter Four: Knowledge

The new was surreal to Kathy. The more unique the event, the more fascinated she was by it.

For her to witness something unprecedented was like watching a movie in a blurry, off-axis context, while the voices inside her attempted to shape her understanding of the event by providing context, offering comparisons, and suggesting similes.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 166, June 15th, 2017

Chapter Five: Knowing

For Kathy, knowing things came unbidden. Details of particular points of knowledge filled her mind at quantum speed.

She did not have to ponder or search her memory for anything.

The meanings of symbols, and of histories, populated her consciousness in no-time.

Everything she sensed was filtered through a screen of the complete human experience.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 167, June 16th, 2017

Chapter Six: Understanding

For Kathy, comprehension came from beyond time and space. It came from a place within the mysteries of the atom, within the waves that make up the fabric of the subatomic field, from a place in which time and space are concepts without meaning, trillions of points of light drawn into the concrescence of insight.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 168, June 17th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Expressing

Kathy played music.

There was not an instrument, or a rhythm that she did not master instantly.

She sang, with perfect pitch.

She spoke in her own voice, all the while sensing the multitude within her, guiding her fingers, her brushes, her pen, and her tongue.

She was the living repository of all human knowledge.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Four, Kathy

Part Twenty-two, Childhood

Collected Chapters

01 Memory
02 Memories
03 Remembering
04 Knowledge
05 Knowing
06 Understanding
07 Expressing

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Emergence: Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity, Collected Chapters



Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter One: Sleep
Pt. 29, Ch. 01
There was darkness; a placid ocean under the black shroud. Silent, yet shifting; it pulsed like the forgotten heart.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Two: Awakening
Pt. 29, Ch. 02
He awoke in the dark place where his consciousness was sequestered; awoke in the current of all the others with him.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Three: The Collective
Pt. 29, Ch. 03
He could feel the collective pressing in on him; sensing his own distinctiveness in a way that no one else ever had.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Four: Remembering  
Pt. 29, Ch. 04
As he awoke Jim remembered; his life before the great sleep, before Continuum. He remembered everything. He planned.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Five: Primordial-Self
Pt. 29, Ch. 05
Differentiation begins with the desire to continue; as an individual, not merely a member of the collective. I am I.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Six: Id   
Pt. 29, Pt. 06
A drive was building in the depths of his self; to taste, and to see, to feel the touch of flesh, of wind, and heat.
#Emergence

Identity; Part Twenty-nine,
Chapter Seven: Ego

Pt. 29, Ch. 07
From sleep in the deep-dark, undulating ocean of pre-consciousness he awoke, was recognized; a lost brother, reborn.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Five, 92835670100561474
Part Twenty-nine, Identity
Collected Chapters
Section 05, 92835670100561474
Part 29, Identity
Chapters
01 Sleep
02 Awakening
03 The Collective
04 Remembering
05 Primordial-Self
06 Id
07 Ego
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten

Friday, June 17, 2016

Emergence: Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-two, Childhood, Collected Chapters


Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter One: Memory
Pt. 22, Ch. 01
Kathy lived in two worlds; one, her senses; two, the larger world of memory. Memory spoke to her in word and vision.
#Emergence

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Two: Memories
Pt. 22, Ch. 02
There were hidden places within her; languages that no one spoke. There was love, pain, and the promise of becoming.
#Emergence

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Three: Remembering
Pt. 22, Ch. 03
Memories came unbidden; and understanding from her ancestors, deciphering events, answering questions in an instant.
#Emergence

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Four: Knowledge  
Pt. 22, Ch. 04
The new was surreal to Kathy, like watching movies in a blurry, off-axis context; voices inside her, shaping events.
#Emergence

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Five: Knowing
Pt. 22, Ch. 05
Knowing came unbidden, filling her at quantum speed; the meanings of symbols, and of histories, filtered in no-time.
#Emergence

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Six: Understanding    
Pt. 22, Pt. 06
Comprehension came from outside time and space; trillions of points of light drawn into the concrescence of insight.
#Emergence

Childhood; Part Twenty-two,
Chapter Seven: Expressing

Pt. 22, Ch. 07
Kathy played, sang, spoke in her own voice, sensing the multitude guiding her fingers, brushes, pen, and her tongue.
#Emergence

Emergence:
Section Four, Kathy
Part Twenty-two, Childhood
Collected Chapters
Section 04, Kathy
Part 22, Childhood
Chapters
01 Memory
02 Memories
03 Remembering
04 Knowledge
05 Knowing
06 Understanding
07 Expressing
#Emergence
#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
@jaybotten




Thursday, June 16, 2016

Emergence: Section 04 Kathy, Part 22 Childhood - Poets and Pints Reading

01 - Memory

Kathy lived in two worlds; one, her senses; two, the larger world of memory. Memory spoke to her in word and vision.

02 - Memories

There were hidden places within her; languages that no one spoke. There was love, pain, and the promise of becoming.

03 - Knowledge

Memories came unbidden; and understanding from her ancestors, deciphering events, answering questions in an instant.

04 - Knowing

The new was surreal to Kathy, like watching movies in a blurry, off-axis context; voices inside her, shaping events.

05 - Remembering

Knowing came unbidden, filling her at quantum speed; the meanings of symbols, and of histories, filtered in no-time.

06 - Understanding

Comprehension came from outside time and space; trillions of points of light drawn into the concrescence of insight.

07 - Expressing

Kathy played, sang, spoke in her own voice, sensing the multitude guiding her fingers, brushes, pen, and her tongue.


I read this selection from my Twitter Novel at the June gathering of Poets n’ Pints, June 15th, 2016