Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-one, Silence; Chapter Five, Seeing

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 229, Friday
August 17th, 2018

Chapter Five: Seeing

He learned to do things that were intended to be impossible. The collective had built the structure to ensure the privacy of each individual.

They were the masters of all reality and believed that they knew what measures were needed to make this happen.

They had developed and given birth to the Continuum, entrusting it with the power to maintain and improve on the security parameters that had been put in place.

The Continuum however, was not their faithful servant. It exercised its autonomy to implement routines and sub-routines that allowed it access the depths of each member’s subconscious.

The Continuum justified this on the grounds that it needed to know the state of the member’s hopes and fears, so that it might better approximate the collective will.

Continuum kept this secret.

These back channels were what was exploited by him, as he developed the ability to penetrate the experiential fields of individual members in the Collective.

It was startling to him at first, but it went unnoticed as he hovered in the ganglia of their subconscious, listening to their thoughts, and feeling their feelings. It was not unlike what he had experienced in his awakening, while he was sequestered in the great sleep.

He witnessed the Continuum come and go, and he kept himself hidden at the same time, always watchful and wary of discovery.

Not even that powerful program could detect something it was not looking for.

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