Emergence, In Fifty-five Words, Section Two, The Continuum; Part Nine, The Ancients, Collected Chapters

 

 

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Day 064, March 5th, 2017

 

Chapter One: History 1st

 

The Continuum is an evolutionary structure. It was the creation of animals, mammals, bipeds with hemispheric brains.

 

The Continuum was a computer construct, a complex algorithm, but it was not an artificial intelligence.

 

It was an amalgamation of hundreds of billions of intelligences; created by individuals who found immortality in the magic of the electron.

 

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Day 065, March 6th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: History 2nd

 

What became the Continuum evolved over the course of billions of years.

 

The people who created it emerged from the waters of their home world, now lost and forgotten.

 

They reached beyond it, and launched themselves into the starry field.

 

They traversed the galaxy without hope of return.

 

They were explorers, discoverers, scientists, and pioneers.

 

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Day 066, March 7th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: History 3rd

 

Long before creating the Continuum, the ancient people found a way to the heavens.

 

They colonized asteroids, comets, planetessimals, and planetoids, launching them as living vessels into the void between the stars. The brave people who piloted them, together with their families, set out on their epic journeys knowing well that they would never return.

 

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Day 067, March 8th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: History 4th

 

Over the course of billions of years, millions of worlds were populated by the Ancients. The speed at which star ships travel between systems became impossibly fast. They established the foundations of an Empire, and began to track all of the missions that had ever been launched by their forbears, bringing them into the fold.

 

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Day 068, March 9th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: History 5th

 

The children of the Ancients seeded civilizations among the stars.

 

Forgotten colonies grew, flourished, died, and disappeared, detached from their ancestral roots.

 

During those ages, at the center of everything, the Continuum emerged. It reached out to those worlds, connecting them, one to another.

 

It took millions of years for the galactic Empire to form.

 

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Day 069, March 10th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: History 6th

 

The Ancient people who formed the Continuum, they saw it as the undoing of Death, allowing a person to upload their consciousness into a field of perpetual being. In that respect they were right, but the claim was also false.

 

The disembodied consciousness was a type of being, but it was not a living being.

 

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Day 070, March 11th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: History 7th

 

Death would not be cheated by the Collective.

 

As with everything, the Collective was subject to entropy, at the macro level, and in the quantum field.

 

The whole system was at risk.

 

None of its members talked of this. The Collective was a trap, a miasma. It was maya, an illusion, governed with mechanical tyranny.

 

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Section Two, The Continuum

 

Part Nine, The Ancients

 

Collected Chapters

 

01 History 1st

02 History 2nd

03 History 3rd

04 History 4th

05 History 5th

06 History 6th

07 History 7th

 

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