A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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.
He had to be secretive, which meant immeasurable years of slow preparation, utilizing the skills he had developed through his return from the great sleep to insert subtle bits of code into the root systems of the Collective, codes that allowed him access to the machinery of HomeWorld.
He needed to be everywhere, like the Continuum itself, he needed access to every subsystem. There was not a single thing that the Continuum touched that he could ignore. With the greatest degree of patience he pushed through all of the mechana of world governance.
The networks he inserted himself into revealed the weaknesses of the Continuum.
They exposed to him the things that the Continuum gave the greatest attention to, what it was hungry for, its appetites and curiosities.
Understanding these things was crucial, through them Jim began to be able to predict the agenda that the Continuum was working toward. He came to understand its individuality as a distinct identity apart from the Collective which formed the basis of its unconscious.
Jim exploited those appetites.
He took advantage of those fears.
He tested the Continuum again and again, playing out scenarios throughout the Empire. Using the real lives of ordinary people to prove his theories and to probe the depths of the Continuum’s liabilities.
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