A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 111, Saturday
April 21st, 2018
Chapter Six: Collective Consciousness
When Jim arrived on Earth, he was surprised and bewildered by what he found. Nowhere else in all of the Empire had such a massive cultural devolution occurred. He had barely begun to put the story together before the cataclysm occurred, changing everything for him, and for humanity.
Jim decided at that moment on a course of action that he had long contemplated.
With the gene pool having been reduced to just a few thousand individuals he knew that he had the opportunity to improve on the genetic structure of the whole.
He plotted the future development of the species, and began to work out the steps and permutations that he would be looking for as the new species developed over time.
Changes in cognition were the most crucial thing for him to accomplish, along with broadening their access to their genetic memory.
With subtle interventions from Jim, the human brain slowly mutated, retaining properties that were key to the things that he had been dreaming about for a billion years.
He built an inherent capacity to store nanoparticles of key heavy metals, like magnetite, and lithium in the cerebral structure.
Receptors emerged in the organic mind, attenuating the higher order thought processes to the Earth’s magnetic fields.
He established a cynergy between every human being alive, turning the entire planet into a field for cognitive development.
In this way humanity became connected, in the nous-sphere, a collective unconscious.
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