Emergence 3.0 – Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Fourteen, Conspiracy; Chapter One, Unease

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Chapter One: Unease

Courage and selflessness were not dominant character traits among the members of the Collective, even among those who entered the Observer Corps.

The members of the Observer Corps who desired change, they were necessarily uneasy. They craved revolution and fomented rebellion, but very few of them were actually willing to risk their own existence on it.

As a result they most often took half measures, and their efforts were regularly spoiled.

They feared being discovered by the Continuum for the parts they played in revolutionary activities, not for the things they did in the Empire, at their station in the worlds of Time and Space, but for instigating unease in the Collective itself, which was the only way they could conceive of actually having an impact on the Continuum.

If the prevailing attitudes, mores and values of the Collective change, logic demanded that the Continuum would change as well.

None of them suspected that the Continuum was a free agent.

They believed what they had been taught, that it was an amalgamation of the Collective consciousness.

They feared that any other Observer, those who were not a part of their cabal, if they knew of their role in support of an active rebellion, they feared those members would betray them, and so they were exceedingly cautious.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Thirteen, Collective; Chapter One, The Trillion

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

Chapter One: The Trillion

The Collective was vast

The Collective was comprised of a trillion persons, each one of them a distinct identity, each ruling their personal-private domain, worlds that were virtually indistinguishable (from their perspective), from the worlds of time and space.

They had god-like powers.

Their culture was despotic, nearly every one of them was driven to extremes of depravity by their long exposure to time, and by boredom. They required extreme experiences, high pitched emotional events, to touch them.

Most of the Collective created the experiences they needed in their private Domaine, drawing inspiration from the living drama unfolding in the Empire for the narrative they lived for, in their private universe of concerns.

Some cared nothing at all for their private domain, forgoing them as mere contrivances, instead they were riveted by the random nature of the lives they followed in the Empire.

As a whole the Collective suffered from systemic malaise, each member was afflicted by a deep seeded narcissism that formed the core of their identity. Their near divinity allowed them to believe that they were indispensable, going so far as to believe that reality itself depended on their existence.

They lived in a bubble.

They influenced the real world through their artificial construct, the Continuum, and to lesser degrees if they chose to become Observers, in all other respects that were as effectual as neutered beasts.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Eight, Jim; Chapter Two, Anger

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Chapter Two: Anger

Jim was sick with disgust over the hedonistic abuses of the Collective. Through his participation in it he had facilitated the creation of a trillion private hells, each one of them masquerading as a personal paradise.

Jim was angry.

He was pained and distraught when he saw the Continuum turn its attention to the living worlds of time and space, transforming each of them into a mirror image of its own privation and ruin.

He felt a deep sense of shame and personal responsibility over the nightmare this construct had become.

The core of his being was filled with a sharp bitterness over the way that each member of the Collective had squandered its existence, they could have created worlds of joy and beauty, there were virtually no limitations on their imagination, and yet they squandered their power for petty satisfactions and banal evil.

He wanted to die.

He knew that he was not responsible for the creation of the Collective, he was just one person among many managing that incredible feat of engineering. He was only playing a part on a great team of scientists and researchers seeking to penetrate the mystery of life-everlasting.

He was horrified by what their work had turned into, and by how utterly they had failed to anticipate it.

They were a gaggle of voyeurs, feeding their most obscene habits like the worst of gluttons, without giving a single thought to the consequences that the satisfaction of their hunger would have on the lives of simple, ordinary people.

They devoured entire star systems without reflection on the real cost in pain and suffering their appetites brought.

They had forgotten that the citizens of the Empire were in fact their own progeny, they were descendants of the Ancient People.

The membership of the Collective were addicts and he blamed the Continuum for pushing their addictions on them, and keeping them sedated.

He felt hopeless.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Five, Spymaster; Chapter Six, State

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Chapter Six: State

Jim layered into the consciousness of the living weapon he was forming an implicit acceptance of cyclical nature of revolution, the rise and fall of governments. The individual that emerged from his work would have to be able to see the destruction that he or she was wrecking on the Collective in a contextual structure that seemed natural.

Jim utilized his network of spies to form political states, to build Empires and dynasties, turning slaves in to royalty, making great armies out of herdsmen and nomads or bandits into Kings, only to tear them down at the apex of their power, as if in a natural cycle of growth, death, and rebirth.

This satisfied his ambition, and it satisfied the hunger of the Collective as well.

His was the unseen hand behind the powers and principalities, he was the invisible whisperer that conditioned the policies of the most powerful people in the world. He would point and they would go, taking credit for the movement to themselves, never realizing the deep influence they were subjected to.

The rulers of Earth never fully suspected how they were being manipulated.

He exercised his power in a variety of ways, overtly and covertly, with stealth and might.

He was a strategist, and none of the tools of statecraft were out of reach for him: gold, sex, power, fear, he employed them like an artist would his brush, or a sculptor his chisel and hammer.

The actors on the stage rarely knew what was happening in the grand scheme of things. He guided them with the lightest of touches, planting seeds inside their heads when they were children, reaping the fruit he had sewn when it was ripe.

Everything was cultivated and he was the master planter, the invisible gardener tending to everything that grew within his sight.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Five, Spymaster; Chapter Three, Cloak

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Chapter Three: Cloak

Secrecy was everything.

Jim had to be able to conceal his work from the Continuum. He had to be able to endure its scrutiny at each and every cycle in which he was required to report back to HomeWorld, exposing himself to the Continuum and sharing his first-hand experience with his brothers and sisters in the Collective.

This task was filled by a replicant, a version of himself who was completely committed to the mission Jim had claimed for them all. To pass through the ordeal Jim had restricted the experiences of this replicant, controlled them, making it so that he had precious few secrets to hide at the moment his consciousness was exposed to the powerful examination of the Continuum.

He had to conceal his movements and machinations from the mechana of spycraft that the Continuum had required him to position all around the world; satellites with powerful tools for audio and visual surveillance.

He had to be even more careful in consideration of the living spies he knew the Continuum had sent to Earth, his fellow members of the Observer Corps who were sent to watch over him and report back to the Continuum covertly.

When Earth entered the digital age, he had to be even more mindful of his actions because he knew the Continuum and its spies had penetrated the information technologies of nations states, and could use their technological resources to sort massive amounts of data at incredible speeds, thereby increasing the likelihood that he would be discovered.

Jim orchestrated the development of his international organizations, personally managing the traditions that would allow it to progress, pulling the cloak of secrecy over it, and stretching its shadowy tendrils into every facet of human society; the Templars, the Hashishim, the Jesuits, the Illuminati, they all belonged to him, served his bidding, fulfilled his purpose, operating in the shadows, well beneath the notice of the Observers.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Three, Breeding; Chapter Six, Creating

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Chapter Six: Creating

The application of genetic science was meticulous.

It was artistry.

Jim created physical markers that would manifest themselves in the characteristics of the gene-pool he was developing. He could tell at a glance whether an individual was a part of one of the control groups he was studying, or an outlier.

There were many markers for every tribe, these guided him; pigmentation, hair color, eye color, the presence or absence of freckled skin; moles and birthmarks, these told him different things.

The Markers helped him map his progress to his signal goal, which was the birth of a human being possessing a mind powerful enough to harness the fullness of humanity, and stable enough to channel all of its raw emotion, the pain and fear that would be caused by the coming cataclysm, to transmit it through the quantum field of the worm hole like an invading host, directly into the Collective, to wield it like a battering ram against the Continuum.

He was a weapon smith practicing a different kind metallurgy.

What he was forging would be the deadliest weapon ever constructed.

He was weaponizing consciousness itself.

It would hit the Collective with the destructive force of a billion stars, or so he told himself when he was thinking of his work in the terms a poet might use, and when he did he realized he had gone far beyond his original mission, the simple elimination of the Collective and the elimination of its Continuum.

He was being shaped by his sojourn on Earth.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Three, Breeding; Chapter Five, Planning

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Chapter Five: Planning

Once Jim understood the mechanism for the way in which the human race interacted with the cynergenic field, he was able to map out the changes for the genetic profile that he needed to establish in order to strengthen, and enhance those features.

Jim intended to introduce changes into the genetic profile of each tribe at the same time so that he could establish a base set of conditions upon which to build his design, and then he would be able monitor the effects of that by breeding the traits he was looking for into individual tribes separately.

In the scale of time that he and the Collective were used to operating in, he had precious little of it to work with. He feared he would lose the gambit before the next great planetary disaster struck Earth.

He intended to optimize the retention of nanoparticles in the cognitive structures of the brain, making each person a receptive node in the field of consciousness. He intended to stabilize that by giving each and every one of them access to the type of memory that was locked into the root code of their genetic structure.

He took his greatest risk by exporting his work off world, he sent tiny vessels speeding back across the void on a trek of light years to be recovered by him and his agents at the fringes of the Empire.

He needed to safeguard his discoveries against disaster and against the possibility of his failure, so that they could be recreated on any other world that the Empire discovered, having the same conditions that had obtained on the blue-green marble known as Earth.

His struggle would continue even in the event of his failure.

That much he guaranteed.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Three, Breeding; Chapter Three, Testing

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Chapter Three: Testing

Jim developed a secondary interest.

For the first time in over a billion years he wanted something more than to pursue the destruction of the Continuum and the dissolution of the Empire.

He used the resources at his command to build laboratories for his research, he hid them from the Continuum, he spread them throughout the Empire, testing the genetic endowment of the people from every world, and the physical properties of the planets that comprised the Imperium.

He replicated his own body countless times, bifurcating his consciousness over and over again. He tested his theories on those golems, and learned how to mask the unique properties belonging to the genetic endowment of the humans of Earth from the prying eyes of the Continuum.

He replicated his consciousness in them, which put him at risk.

He feared that another version of himself would at some point abandon the plan he had devised, but despite his fears he pushed forward. He used their agency to conceal his covert activities; on Earth, throughout the Empire, and on HomeWorld.

He advanced his clandestine ambitions against the Continuum.

There were many times when he had to sacrifice the lives of his dopplegangers. When he had to shred the consciousness of one of his ghosts. He always did so with great reluctance. In every instance he saw his own likeness to the Continuum, as if he were just another monster, only with a far more limited reach.

The knowledge he gathered was everything, he deemed that it was worth the cost.

He found that nowhere else in all the Empire did the unique genetics of the population combine as they did on a planet like Earth to form the electromagnetic structure of a cynergenic field.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Three, Breeding; Chapter Two, Hypothesis

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Chapter Two: Hypothesis

Jim understood a great deal about the phenomenon of consciousness. The Collective had been engineered on the basis of its science.

Jim’s personal history, suggested to him that he had been among the original members of the Collective, he had been one of the engineers who had built the first machines that captured the essence of the individual to house them in a perpetual state of being.

He had seen the early failures and witnessed their first successes, and he had been among the first volunteers to enter the Collective, once the technologies had been perfected.

He possessed these memories, though he was doubtful of whether they actually belonged to him, but even if they were not his own, he owned them now. He owned them completely.

He understood that consciousness is essentially an electromagnetic phenomenon. He did not understand why consciousness of the type that the Ancient People possessed, had emerged in his ancestors but nowhere else in the known galaxy, except for possibly on the planet Earth.

Jim theorized that there was as element at work in the cognitive process of human-beings, nanoparticles of magnetite, which had bonded with the human brain in a strong link, connecting each person to its magnetic field and through that field to one another, thereby creating a field of cynergy not un-like the Collective.

The type of consciousness which the Ancient People possessed was not merely a product of their genetic endowment, it was also a function of their interaction with a unique environment.

He theorized that no species could advance to the point of becoming a spacefaring civilization if their home planet did not have these properties, properties which allowed the inhabitants to connect with one another through a subconscious field.

Creativity and inventiveness happened there, through unconscious collaboration, in the nous-sphere.

Jim came to believe that the Ancient People had created the Collective at the height of their scientific achievement, on a world that had these same properties, they traveled to, built colonies and seeded life on a million other worlds that did not have such properties, while in the meantime, their cradle-star went supernova and destroy the planet of their birth.

He could not go back and study it to confirm his hypothesis.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Two, Society, Collected Chapters

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Friday, February 8th, 2019

Chapter One: Guide

Jim took his time on Earth.

He replicated his consciousness in the same ways that he had done on HomeWorld, creating copies of himself to carry out his mission.

He acquisitioned resources to create multiple orbiting platforms, vessels that housed the consciousness of each of his dopplegangers them, there were back-ups to his back-up, and contingencies for contingencies, in the event that anything ever went amiss.

They guided the orbiting crafts, and they dwelt in the powerful mechanoid bodies designed for the Observer Corps. They were stationed like guardians overseeing the human migrations.

They constructed outposts for themselves for retreat, from which they could influence humanity.

Jim made numerous embodied versions of himself, according to the bodily mode of all Observers.

They dwelt with the tribes.

He created a unique body for himself, one that would not age, tire, or suffer harm, and from that time forward he made the Quantum journey through the wormhole, back to HomeWorld infrequently, only when it was necessary to oversee the operations of his cadre dwelling within the mechanical systems and quantum fields of Collective and its Continuum.

On Earth he planted stories in the imagination of the people he lived with, preparing them generations in advance to go to certain places, to fulfil 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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Chapter Two: Counselor

Jim made himself the indispensable counselor to royals, emperors and priests, both through the ministry of his doppelgangers, and through his interaction with them in his primary incarnation.

He was the king maker, the seer and the sage, the principle advisor, the grand vizier.

He wove stories into every culture. Creating narratives that functioned like auto-hypnosis for his audience, building on and augmenting the mnemonic tropes he had carefully laid in prior generations.

Through these procedures he had control of all human government, and with that control he subtly guided them through periods of strife, and hardship, through war and famine.

His charges could not help but respond to the controls he put in place, giving him leverage over every government in the world.

He managed those controls invisibly, careful not to draw attention to his activities, mindful of how the smallest decisions could ripple outward in concentric rings, creating patterns that could potentially alert the Continuum to his clandestine activities.

He knew that it had sent other Observers to Earth, to watch him monitor his work.

This was against protocol, it was evidence of the fact that the Continuum operated beyond the Control of the Collective, but those factors were immaterial.

Jim built programs into the social order of humanity that echoed the norms of the Empire, as if he were preparing them for inclusion in it at some future point.

To his observers he accomplished those things without violating the non-interference directive, apparently. Jim masked his work so as to make it seem like an organic development; the emergence of a caste system, the organization of the priesthood, the mythological tropes that pointed the faithful to a hope beyond this world, a hope for themselves and their families rooted in a belief in reincarnation.

The notion of karmic debt governed every function of human culture, the cult of sacrifice, and servitude to the invisible gods.

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Chapter Three: Seer

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

The same story repeated itself in the hearts and minds of every human being.

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

Every human child was raised with the aspiration of fulfilling this model, heroism became a key building block of their identities. Only the most extreme adverse conditions of poverty, abuse and fear could undermine it, and even then it could not be eradicated.

Through ritual imagery and narrative he created a guidance system that would shape the emotional and cognitive foundation of the vessel he was forming.

Thousands of generations would pass before the singular person emerged from the masses, when that child did emerge, their fate would be to bear all the pain and suffering of the human race, to bear it gladly as a willing victim, they would channel like a weapon straight into the heart of the Continuum.

He conveyed to the Collective that he was merely interested in creating a planet with the greatest warriors the Empire had ever seen, so that in the fullness of time, when the tendrils of the Empire finally reached Earth, the conflict that ensued would produce a drama like no other.

This played well with the Continuum. The drama was predictable, build them up and tear them down.

The Continuum had no intention of letting Earth throw off the Imperial yoke. The entire planet would go up in fire first, but it relished the notion of a great conflict. It allowed the Observer to proceed.

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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Chapter Four: Sage

Jim inserted himself into every mythology; through incarnation after incarnation. He was ageless Methuselah and Melchezedek of Salem, he was wandering Mordecai, he was blind Tiresias and far sighted Heimdall, he was Taleisin the Merlin, he was many more.

He sat in court, he gave advice, he listened, and he played the fool.

He created a role for the wise man, standing apart from the power that organized the social structures in every society, in every age; a role for the sage, the seer, and the sibyl.

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

His efforts held the world together in times of darkness and famine, he preserved the ancient records for one generation, and destroyed them in another, so that he could test the cognition of his subjects, proofing their connection to each other through the cynergenic field.

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

He whispered in the ear of Manu and Hammurabi, he spoke from a column of fire, he guided the hand of Ashoka, he wandered the world in robes of ochre and saffron.

He was a catalyst for change in one moment and the voice of tradition in another. He pushed and he pulled, he held fast and he set free.

He was the feathered serpent, the voice from the cave, the man in the tree.

He was often captured in images, riding on the back of a water buffalo, or as a tiny creature resting at the center of a web.

He was a chameleon and a trickster, both trusted and feared, he was foe and friend.

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Chapter Five: Scientist

Jim experimented relentlessly; on himself, on the human population and on the planet. He did so with cool calculation, telling himself that his motives were pure that the suffering he wrought served a higher utilitarian purpose.

There were mysteries on Earth that had not been found on any other world. Those mysteries had to be explored.

He was careful not to let his research advance the state of human technology too rapidly. He was in a constant state of temptation to just take over the Governance of the planet and reveal to humanity its true history and its real purpose.

He wanted to see them benefit from the science he could deliver to them, but he was forbidden from doing so, it would be a violation of the Observer’s compact with the Continuum, and it would put all of his planning, and the planet itself at risk.

If he drew the scrutiny of the Continuum in any measure greater than he already did, he feared that would lead to his being discovered, and so he spent more energy at the task of shaping human culture, than at developing its technological arts.

The Collective thirsted for the stories that came from Earth.

Its drama were brutal and primal, its art and its poetry had a beauty that were not emulated anywhere else in the Imperium, because the social elements did not exist anywhere else that could produce it…and there was something else that neither the Collective nor the Continuum could ascertain, but Jim knew what it was.

He began to suspect that the world from which the Ancient People had emerged had similar properties to Earth, not understood in the time of the Ancient People, but which shaped them, making them who they became.

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Chapter Six: Spymaster

Jim became adept at all the tools of spy-craft, he employed them with expertise, drawing on the resources of the Collective to augment his intuition, applying everything he could to the situation on Earth, with what technologies were available to him in society, as well as the other technologies he possessed that he was able to keep hidden from the people.

The Continuum was short on resources for monitoring society without its vast array of remote sensors and communications devices. But Jim augmented those systems, developing analog variations of them for his use and access.

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 great care to keep these hidden.

The confessionals became the primary model by which the people reported upward all the things he needed to know about the subtle shifts taking place in the collective experience of humanity

He took measures to protect himself, hiding his assets, constructing the technological and human vehicles to execute his will. Trusting in his team of dopplegangers to work tirelessly toward their common goal.

He knew from his spy network, some of the Observers who came to monitor his work were not dedicated to the Continuum in anyway.

Others were fanatically devoted.

None of them were supposed to be on Earth at all, according to the Observer’s protocol, but protocol never stopped the Continuum from doing as it pleased.

Nothing ever stopped Jim.

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Chapter Seven: Servant

Jim positioned himself as an administrator, replicating himself as often as he needed to, in order to position himself as a servant of governments world-wide, as a specialist, a functionary, a problem solver. He was always the indispensable man.

He rarely took on a role as the lead of an agency, always working in support of the human systems, managing them.

He was good at it. He drew on the vast knowledge of governing bureaucracies that were available to him through his data bases of the function of the Empire.

H always sought to be his own counterpart in governments across the world, whether those governments worked together as allies, as competitors or as enemies.

This made the coordination of government easy and it was rarely disrupted by human interference.

He was always able to parcel out enough information to move events in the direction he wanted, whether or not his interests lay in war or peace, he was able to produce the results the rulers and governments desired.

The slowness with which events moved troubled him.

They were not slower than the eons he spent in contemplation, stretching his consciousness into the every corner of the Collective, and they were not slower than the ages he spent alone in the deep of space moving from planet to planet in his quest to discover the whereabouts of each and every colony seeded by the Children of the Ancients.

The slowness of those periods was marked by isolation, in those times he did not feel the pressure of impending doom.

The events on Earth were different, there was a clock ticking, there was the volcano, and when it blew his best chance to realize his ambition would blow with it.

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Emergence 3.0:
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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