Emergence 3.0 – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Fourteen, The Collapse; Chapter Six, Corruption

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 104, Saturday
April 14th, 2018

Chapter Six: Corruption

A plurality of the membership of the Collective fled the wave of human consciousness that breached its cynergenic field.

The flight was instinctive.

They experienced the onset of new consciousness as an alien invasion. They recognized the billions of individuals flooding the Quantum matrix as a threat.

They retreated into their private world’s, but the safety they had hoped for there quickly eroded.

The Quantum matrix that protected the Collective was strained to the limit by the influx of humanity. The Continuum, whose task it would have been to monitor, regulate, and bolster the system, it was paralyzed. It could not perform its functions.

The barriers between world’s withered away.

Those member of the collective who rarely, or never, interacted with the whole, they were instantly overcome. They had no idea what was happening, many had no reference at all for Earth, its relevance, or the sojourn of its people.

Those who were not completely shut down by the shock burrowed even deeper into the quantum matrix.

They went dark, retreating to the place of the great sleep.

Jim activated the measures that secured them in isolation. He intended to keep them bound forever in silence, as a permanent sub-consciousness for the new Continuum. He diverted power to those programs just as soon as he felt the resistance to humanity give way.

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