Emergence 2.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Four, University, Collected Chapters

Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Friday , November 16th, 2018

Chapter One: Institution

Jim established centers of learning among the tribes, even while they were pre-literate.

He built up systems and oral traditions by which they captured and recounted their histories, which became narratives that took decades to master.

He trained them to manage calamities in this way, to preserve their fragile condition. He conditioned them with mnemonics.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Saturday , November 17th, 2018

Chapter Two: Logic

There was safety in the vast structure of the schools he founded. Within the great walls of those institutions he formed secret societies to protect and carry out his work.

He layered control devices into their collective memory, repeated through the stories they told, the lists they memorized, the tropes they etched into their hearts.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Chapter Three: Method

The human body had developed a reliance on aggression as a survival skill.

The colonists had come to rely on swift action to mitigate crisis. That had to be tamped down to ensure the survival of the tribes, to keep them from tearing one another apart.

Jim conditioned altruism into the social values he propagated.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Monday, November 19th, 2018

Chapter Four: Truth

Jim had to be careful in how the genetic properties and psychic qualities he was engineering into the human race manifested themselves in the population. He introduced subtle changes, and monitored the families for generations following that, normalizing those changes before moving on.

They had to be kept in tension, isolated, and guarded from exposure.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Chapter Five: Communication

Jim began to peel back the barrier that separated one human consciousness from another, he learned to manage their confusion, medicinally.

Madness and insanity followed his subjects, in some cultures he established cultural protections for these people, allowing them to thrive and procreate at random.

In other cultures he isolated them. He deliberately ostracized them.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Chapter Six: Foundation

Jim was pleased with the reaction he received from his subjects.

Few of his experiments resulted in death. Most came through the changes alive, aware, able to procreate.

He established different social paradigms in various cultural groups for how to manage the gifted, establishing structures to identify and report them to him for closer observation.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Chapter Seven: Mission

Jim was happy for the first time he could remember.

He was filled with a sense of purpose, he was moving toward the completion of his mission.

He was looking for resolution, and he found it, at the end of the line, in the last remnant of the Ancient people still remaining in the galaxy.

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Emergence 2.0
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Four, University

Collected Chapters
01 Institution
02 Logic
03 Method
04 Truth
05 Communication
06 Foundation
07 Mission

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-five, Possession; Chapter Seven, Access

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 328, Sunday
November 25th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Access

The most important thing that the ordinary citizen required, both for their prospects of advancement, and also to simply keep their place, was access to the right schools, the right priest in the temple, their supervisors.

In order to advance a person needed an advocate.

People coveted access more than anything, as such every access point was closely guarded. There were bureaucratic entanglements to negotiate and social hurdles to climb.

The norms of the hierarchies had to be observed.

In the struggle to craft a meaningful life, to provide some comfort for themselves or their families, everyone need a hand up. They required representation by those who were ahead of them in rank, above them in class and caste.

The entire Empire was governed by systems of patronage and clientage.

To go anywhere a person needed access to authority, to those able to grant a boon or advance their cause, this was the grand nexus for the systemic corruption of the entire social order.

Nothing was free.

The limits to upward mobility were clear and near at hand. They could only be understood in economic terms.

The economics of advancement were disturbing, unethical, but by and large they were not illegal. It was not illegal to commit one’s child to a life of servitude in your patron’s house, it was not considered unethical to do so if it meant that another child could attend a better school.

Neither was it illegal to use your servants for whatever purpose you intended, even risking their lives for your own purposes, no matter how mundane or banal those purposes might be.

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