Emergence 2.0 – Section Five (a) Jim; Appendix Part Two, Society, Collected Chapters

Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Chapter One: Guide

Jim took his time, planting stories in the imagination of the people he lived with, preparing them generations in advance to go to specific places that fulfilled his requirements.

There was little room for error, even in the experimental stage, he planted mnemonic devices in their rituals to lock down their responses to his commands.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Chapter Two: Counselor

Jim made himself the indispensable counselor to kings and emperors and priests, weaving his narrative into every culture that functioned like auto-hypnosis, building on and augmenting the mnemonic tropes he had carefully laid in prior generations.

His charges could not help but respond to them, it gave Jim control of the governments of the world.

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Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Chapter Three: Seer

Jim constructed paradigms and mythological tropes, built archetypes that he then translated across the globe.

He fashioned a common typology of heroism, which he then instilled into every language and every culture.

Through this imagery and narrative he created a guidance system that would shape the heart and mind of the vessel he was forming.

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Monday , November 5th, 2018

Chapter Four: Sage

Jim inserted himself into every mythology; Merlin, Mordecai, Tiresias, Baldur.

He created a role for the wise man, a man standing apart from the power that organized the social structures; the sage, the prophet, the seer.

He was the perpetual advisor, teacher, confessor, tutor.

He wrote the prophetic tracts the guided the destiny of empires.

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Tuesday , November 6th, 2018

Chapter Five: Scientist

Jim experimented relentlessly; on himself, on the human population, and the planet as well.

He was careful not to let his research advance the state of human technology too rapidly, and he was more interested in shaping the state of human culture anyway. He feared that would lead to his being discovered by the Continuum.

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Chapter Six: Spymaster

Jim became adept at all the tools of spy craft. He established secret societies that monitored every aspect of human government, every religious institution, and the agents of the Continuum who came to earth to monitor him.

He took measures to protect himself, hiding assets, constructing the technological and human vehicles to execute his will.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Servant

Jim positioned himself as an administrator, a servant of governments world-wide, as a specialist, a functionary, a problem solver, he was the indispensable man.

He was good at it.

He was always able to parcel out enough information to move events in the direction he wanted, that produce the results the rulers and governments desired.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Two, Society

Collected Chapters
01 Guide
02 Counselor
03 Seer
04 Sage
05 Scientist
06 Spymaster
07 Servant

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Emergence 2.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part One, Secrets, Collected Chapters

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Friday, October 26th, 2018

Chapter One: Fantasy

Jim did not require the Continuum or its vast technologies to aid him in the creation of his fantasy world. He did not need it because his world was one of simple idealism. He was looking for purity, to purge the everyday injustices from the sphere of his consciousness.

He wanted to be left alone.

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Saturday , October 27th, 2018

Chapter Two: Planning

Jim studied, he planned. He understood that he needed to use the strengths of the Continuum against it; its technology and the vast interconnected network it relied on for control of the membership, the Observer Corps, and the Empire.

These networks revealed its weakness, its appetites and curiosity, Understanding them was vital.

Jim exploited these.

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Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Chapter Three: Intention

He set his mind on a single goal, the complete destruction of the Collective and the Continuum. The outcome he desired was to harness the technologies of the Collective in order to liberate the Children of the Ancients, to free them from the grip of the Continuum and the Imperium it had foisted on them.

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Monday , October 29th, 2018

Chapter Four: Testing

Jim tested the scope of the Continuum’s cognitive field, especially the threshold where it encountered the individual member of the Collective, its resilience, its weaknesses.

He had probed it for eons, discovering that it functioned much like the immune system of a biological entity, identifying alien activity and meeting it with force, to cleanse it.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Chapter Five: Proof

He discovered the vulnerability he had been looking for.

It was not one thing, it was the dynamics that were in place for the functioning of the Continuum, inasmuch as it functioned as a singular entity, it was nevertheless remained an amalgamation of the Collective.

It superseded the whole but was still comprised of it.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Chapter Six: Action

Jim began to shape plans in his mind, put them to the test. He took steps to divide his consciousness in ways that were forbidden by the Continuum, a self-sequestration that was in violation of his compact with the Collective.

He practiced deception, and the obfuscation of it.

It was just another frequency of thought.

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Thursday , November 1st, 2018

Chapter Seven: Hidden

Jim practiced the art of concealment. He was an adept at it. He hid things, even from himself, and that is how he knew he could keep his secrets from the Continuum.

The veil was thin, but it was potent, he managed to sense the electromagnetic fields around him, to harness them and buffer himself.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part One, Secrets

Collected Chapters
01 Fantasy
02 Planning
03 Intention
04 Testing
05 Proof
06 Action
07 Hidden

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-three, Division; Chapter Five, The Believers

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Day 313, Friday
November 9th, 2018

Chapter Five: The Believers

The conditioning that every citizen underwent through the Imperial schools and the Imperial cult was extraordinary.

Very few citizens were able to resist it.

Among the armed forces the standard conditioning was augmented by a force of cohesion known as esprit de corps.

The ordinary soldier did not doubt the vision of advancement, of resurrection, reincarnation, and eternal life, as promised by the Empire through the great religion. More than anything else they were focused on those rewards.

This made them a very dangerous enemy.

The rank and file soldier could not afford to doubt the things they had been taught. Their willingness to sacrifice themselves depended on it.

Doubt would cripple them in combat, it would leave them vulnerable to feelings of shame at the horrors they were routinely asked to commit.

They risked everything for those beliefs, for fidelity to the Empire, the royal family, the high priesthood, and the promise of the Continuum, including both their own lives, as well as the lives of those under their command.

They would follow any order, and obey the chain of command.

It made killing their enemies easy and all of their crimes forgivable.

Any person, or planet that they were ordered to attack was in fact a non-entity.

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