Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy, Collected Chapters

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Chapter One: Heritage

Jim had been despondent until he began to receive reports from his network concerning the birth of an extraordinary child.

When he found Kathy and tested her skills, he also set out on a detailed examination of her family tree, mapping each contact he had had with it down through the millennium. Though he did not require this for proof, the study confirmed for him that she was the one.

He had no doubt, Kathy was the product of his ambition. She had received all of the crosses which he had been managing in other lines; only, she had received more, the crosses happened at different intervals, her line had incorporated more stabilizing structures than he had wanted to build into the genetic profile of his prime candidates.

Now he saw his error, and he was grateful for it.

Kathy did not come from one of his principle studies, she was a wild card. He thought it was poetic.

There was something uniquely human about the way Kathy just crept-up on him with her fully realized potential.

Now that she had arrived and he Jim had examined her, he knew that it could not have happened any other way, and he took this lesson to heart.

Of course he had to manage her upbringing and test her abilities exhaustively, but he had to remain distant at the same time, He was afraid that over-interference might spoil his work.

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Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Chapter Two: Parentage

As Jim reviewed the file on Kathy’s background he began to feel remiss. He had failed to notice many things, he began to wonder how many other things he had missed over the decades, and he worried that this was an indication that there might be a fatal flaw in his plan.

He began to suspect his network of human agents, and even more critically he began to suspect the replicants acting for him, acting as him all around the globe, he began to suspect them of sabotage.

Kathy’s parents had been exceptional subjects, as Jim reviewed the materials related to them, he understood that their abilities and their genetic profile should have been brought to his direct attention years before, but he knew them only from data sheets and statistics. He had only visited Kathy’s parents once each, when they were still children, and before they ever met.

He had no other direct involvement in their upbringing.

He spent enough time with them to conduct some basic testing, enough to establish a baseline on their liabilities, and to complete the auto-hypnotic coding he subjected every person in his breeding program to.

A key feature of his manipulations was the instillation of a control mechanism in every single member of the program, making it so that they are unable to resist his suggestions or the controls of his operatives, should they need to move them in a certain way.

Kathy’s parents were docile, kind people. They possessed exceptional mental acuity, and artistic abilities but they were unexceptional in other ways.

They met and became coupled up through seemingly random interactions. This was not entirely unusual for subjects in his breeding program.

He saw that he had approved their union though he had done so without having conducted any further interviews with them, and yet they produced the child that he had been looking for.

Because of this extraordinary happenstance Jim viewed Kathy as a miracle, a gift.

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Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Chapter Three: Unexpected

Jim secretly delighted in the unexpected, there was very little that took him by surprise. He was steeped in the examination of possibilities and probabilities. For millions of years his experience of real-time was merely a reduction of long range forecasting, to the point of actuality.

Kathy’s parents were not in Jim’s main line of research, and so her emergence from that field was a surprise.

In the twentieth century, as the Volcano slumbering beneath Yellowstone began to show signs of an imminent eruption, he began to narrow his focus. This caused him to miss things. He had screened Kath’s parents and approved of their union, but he had rejected the probability matrix suggested they might produce the fruit he was looking for.

He did not expect the vessel to come from them. He was searching for it in an entirely different part of the world. He expected a male, and he expected that male to come from one of his main lines of research.

He wanted that to be true, he wanted to have control over the person who emerged as his prime weapon, from the beginning to the end.

He was wrong.

Kathy’s arrival was unexpected, and it did not bring him any joy. It caused him to doubt himself.

He only visited Kathy and her parents after receiving word that their child had manifested interesting abilities.

Interesting was an understatement, she was phenomenal, possessing both a strong link to her genetic memory and the greatest sensitivity to the cynergenic field he had ever measured, and she had other savant capabilities that he had not counted on or imagined possible.

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Chapter Four: Confirmation

Jim was cautious.

He concluded that in his own management of the breeding program, his own interference in it led him to miss obvious queues, which if he had not missed would have led him to the end sooner.

He no longer trusted himself.

Jim sent proxies to her parents, human agents to watch over her development, people who were under his control, but who had no knowledge of the secret societies they belonged to.

He proceeded with the utmost care.

Jim engaged the full scope of his international intelligence and security apparatus to protect her, while at the same time allowing her to develop in as normal a mode as possible.

It was vital that Kathy be grounded in the human experience, be empathetic toward suffering, attuned to the necessities of justice, and to desire justice for its own sake.

Jim’s proxies conducted cognitive tests to confirm what Jim suspected. Kathy’s intelligence was off the charts.

She had a connection to the electromagnetic field in which the cynergy of consciousness took place that surpassed his ability to measure.

She was unique.

She possessed a powerful consciousness that had to be guided through the final stages of its organic growth and maturation.

It was precarious, she had to develop the tools and skills to wield her power, or insanity would ensue.

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Chapter Five: Miraculous

Jim found himself operating on two distinct tracks.

On one track he was fighting against time. The super-volcano in Yellowstone was going to erupt, and when it did it would kill tens of millions of people in a matter of minutes, hundreds of millions within hours and billions within days.

Through the power of his sensors and monitors he knew when the blast would occur, he had timed down to mere minutes, he would be able to control the timing within a matter of seconds with the explosives he and his team had situated in the critical structure of the volcano’s magma chamber.

He could make it happen sooner if necessary, but he could not delay it.

This filled him with a sense of urgency.

On the other track he delighted in watching Kathy grow, learn, stretch her muscles, and mature.

Kathy proved to be a miracle, she was genuinely psychic, with the tell-tale signs of cognitive gifts that would aid her in her development and prevent her from falling off the precipice into insanity.

She was connected to the cynergenic field, and rooted in her genetic memory at one and the same time.

Jim surmised that the presence of her ancestral past within her, something which every human being possessed but which Kathy appeared to have unique access to, he surmised that this dimension to her personhood stabilized her, and this filled Jim with hope for her.

She was both centered in herself and expansive, she was grounded and open to everything, and there were mysteries within her which slowly unfolded for Jim.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Chapter Six: Surprise

Jim had spent hundreds of millions of years contemplating possibilities, considering probabilities, and tracking eventualities and they shifted into actuality.

He was surprised when he discovered the broader range of Kathy’s abilities, carefully balanced in the cognitive field of such a small-child.

It had seemed to him as if nature could not produce a person with such poise and grace.

It was as if she was being taught, trained, conditioned to be able to manage the powers of her formidable mind, from a coterie of teachers within herself.

She had access to her genetic memory and full immersion within the cynergenic field, but she was not the first candidate to manifest those connections, she was merely the first who was not driven mad by those powers.

It was a mystery.

Kathy was a mystery.

Through his investigation of her aptitude, he began to discover new things concerning the nous sphere. Without being able to prove it, he suspected that there were higher dimensions-frequencies to Earth’s cynergenic field than he himself had been able to access.

He attempted to experiment on replicants of himself, to penetrate the veil Kathy seemed to be able to move back and forth through at will.

Every experiment ended in a terrifying disaster.

Kathy knew things she could not possibly know. Through his testing of her he surmised that she had knowledge of the past that she had no genetic link to.

He explored the possibility that Kathy could access another’s genetic memory through her psychic link to them.

He was unable to prove that hypothesis, and the truth escaped him.

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Chapter Seven: Gift

Jim was an outlier, as a member of the Collective he stood alone in his criticism of it, this is true, but it was not the case that there were no other critics in the Collective. However, there were no other members who criticized the function and purpose of the Collective itself.

Other critics were critics of process, they were critics of the Continuum, they were critics of the structures that set limitations of their freedom, but not of its existence.

Jim had never touched another member who desired to see the entire thing go away. There were many critics who opted for the great sleep, seeking to be sequestered, and who sought the dissolution of the self, but he had never encountered another who wanted to end it all.

There were times that this caused him to doubt himself. He felt isolated and alone, and not even a period of communion with his replicants could ease that burden.

As the clock wound down and Jim realized that he had not found the vessel for his rage, he began to experience a sense of fatalism and fear of failure that he had long dreaded.

He questioned everything, he believed, everything he had thought and done.

Then he discovered Kathy, and Jim looked on her as if she were a gift from the universe itself, as if her arrival was a validation of his purpose.

After her testing was complete he knew Kathy would be able to serve as a conduit, a remnant of humanity would survive. He told himself that he could save them all, there would be time for the Empire to reach Earth before the planet tumbled into its mother star. Through Kathy the Continuum would be dealt a crippling blow, one that would allow Jim to push it over the edge into oblivion.

Kathy would be the agent of salvation for countless billions of people. Her sacrifice was demanded.

She had arrived in the hour of his need. Kathy only needed to be prepared.

Jim was ready to teach her.

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Emergence 3.0:
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Seven, Kathy

Collected Chapters
01 Heritage
02 Parentage
03 Unexpected
04 Confirmation
05 Miraculous
06 Surprise
07 Gift

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter Seven, Gift

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Chapter Seven: Gift

Jim was an outlier, as a member of the Collective he stood alone in his criticism of it, this is true, but it was not the case that there were no other critics in the Collective. However, there were no other members who criticized the function and purpose of the Collective itself.

Other critics were critics of process, they were critics of the Continuum, they were critics of the structures that set limitations of their freedom, but not of its existence.

Jim had never touched another member who desired to see the entire thing go away. There were many critics who opted for the great sleep, seeking to be sequestered, and who sought the dissolution of the self, but he had never encountered another who wanted to end it all.

There were times that this caused him to doubt himself. He felt isolated and alone, and not even a period of communion with his replicants could ease that burden.

As the clock wound down and Jim realized that he had not found the vessel for his rage, he began to experience a sense of fatalism and fear of failure that he had long dreaded.

He questioned everything, he believed, everything he had thought and done.

Then he discovered Kathy, and Jim looked on her as if she were a gift from the universe itself, as if her arrival was a validation of his purpose.

After her testing was complete he knew Kathy would be able to serve as a conduit, a remnant of humanity would survive. He told himself that he could save them all, there would be time for the Empire to reach Earth before the planet tumbled into its mother star. Through Kathy the Continuum would be dealt a crippling blow, one that would allow Jim to push it over the edge into oblivion.

Kathy would be the agent of salvation for countless billions of people. Her sacrifice was demanded.

She had arrived in the hour of his need. Kathy only needed to be prepared.

Jim was ready to teach her.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter Six, Surprise

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Chapter Six: Surprise

Jim had spent hundreds of millions of years contemplating possibilities, considering probabilities, and tracking eventualities and they shifted into actuality.

He was surprised when he discovered the broader range of Kathy’s abilities, carefully balanced in the cognitive field of such a small-child.

It had seemed to him as if nature could not produce a person with such poise and grace.

It was as if she was being taught, trained, conditioned to be able to manage the powers of her formidable mind, from a coterie of teachers within herself.

She had access to her genetic memory and full immersion within the cynergenic field, but she was not the first candidate to manifest those connections, she was merely the first who was not driven mad by those powers.

It was a mystery.

Kathy was a mystery.

Through his investigation of her aptitude, he began to discover new things concerning the nous sphere. Without being able to prove it, he suspected that there were higher dimensions-frequencies to Earth’s cynergenic field than he himself had been able to access.

He attempted to experiment on replicants of himself, to penetrate the veil Kathy seemed to be able to move back and forth through at will.

Every experiment ended in a terrifying disaster.

Kathy knew things she could not possibly know. Through his testing of her he surmised that she had knowledge of the past that she had no genetic link to.

He explored the possibility that Kathy could access another’s genetic memory through her psychic link to them.

He was unable to prove that hypothesis, and the truth escaped him.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter Five, Miraculous

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Chapter Five: Miraculous

Jim found himself operating on two distinct tracks.

On one track he was fighting against time. The super-volcano in Yellowstone was going to erupt, and when it did it would kill tens of millions of people in a matter of minutes, hundreds of millions within hours and billions within days.

Through the power of his sensors and monitors he knew when the blast would occur, he had timed down to mere minutes, he would be able to control the timing within a matter of seconds with the explosives he and his team had situated in the critical structure of the volcano’s magma chamber.

He could make it happen sooner if necessary, but he could not delay it.

This filled him with a sense of urgency.

On the other track he delighted in watching Kathy grow, learn, stretch her muscles, and mature.

Kathy proved to be a miracle, she was genuinely psychic, with the tell-tale signs of cognitive gifts that would aid her in her development and prevent her from falling off the precipice into insanity.

She was connected to the cynergenic field, and rooted in her genetic memory at one and the same time.

Jim surmised that the presence of her ancestral past within her, something which every human being possessed but which Kathy appeared to have unique access to, he surmised that this dimension to her personhood stabilized her, and this filled Jim with hope for her.

She was both centered in herself and expansive, she was grounded and open to everything, and there were mysteries within her which slowly unfolded for Jim.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter Four, Confirmation

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Monday, March 18th, 2019

Chapter Four: Confirmation

Jim was cautious.

He concluded that in his own management of the breeding program, his own interference in it led him to miss obvious queues, which if he had not missed would have led him to the end sooner.

He no longer trusted himself.

Jim sent proxies to her parents, human agents to watch over her development, people who were under his control, but who had no knowledge of the secret societies they belonged to.

He proceeded with the utmost care.

Jim engaged the full scope of his international intelligence and security apparatus to protect her, while at the same time allowing her to develop in as normal a mode as possible.

It was vital that Kathy be grounded in the human experience, be empathetic toward suffering, attuned to the necessities of justice, and to desire justice for its own sake.

Jim’s proxies conducted cognitive tests to confirm what Jim suspected. Kathy’s intelligence was off the charts.

She had a connection to the electromagnetic field in which the cynergy of consciousness took place that surpassed his ability to measure.

She was unique.

She possessed a powerful consciousness that had to be guided through the final stages of its organic growth and maturation.

It was precarious, she had to develop the tools and skills to wield her power, or insanity would ensue.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter Three, Unexpected

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Chapter Three: Unexpected

Jim secretly delighted in the unexpected, there was very little that took him by surprise. He was steeped in the examination of possibilities and probabilities. For millions of years his experience of real-time was merely a reduction of long range forecasting, to the point of actuality.

Kathy’s parents were not in Jim’s main line of research, and so her emergence from that field was a surprise.

In the twentieth century, as the Volcano slumbering beneath Yellowstone began to show signs of an imminent eruption, he began to narrow his focus. This caused him to miss things. He had screened Kath’s parents and approved of their union, but he had rejected the probability matrix suggested they might produce the fruit he was looking for.

He did not expect the vessel to come from them. He was searching for it in an entirely different part of the world. He expected a male, and he expected that male to come from one of his main lines of research.

He wanted that to be true, he wanted to have control over the person who emerged as his prime weapon, from the beginning to the end.

He was wrong.

Kathy’s arrival was unexpected, and it did not bring him any joy. It caused him to doubt himself.

He only visited Kathy and her parents after receiving word that their child had manifested interesting abilities.

Interesting was an understatement, she was phenomenal, possessing both a strong link to her genetic memory and the greatest sensitivity to the cynergenic field he had ever measured, and she had other savant capabilities that he had not counted on or imagined possible.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter Two, Parentage

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Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Chapter Two: Parentage

As Jim reviewed the file on Kathy’s background he began to feel remiss. He had failed to notice many things, he began to wonder how many other things he had missed over the decades, and he worried that this was an indication that there might be a fatal flaw in his plan.

He began to suspect his network of human agents, and even more critically he began to suspect the replicants acting for him, acting as him all around the globe, he began to suspect them of sabotage.

Kathy’s parents had been exceptional subjects, as Jim reviewed the materials related to them, he understood that their abilities and their genetic profile should have been brought to his direct attention years before, but he knew them only from data sheets and statistics. He had only visited Kathy’s parents once each, when they were still children, and before they ever met.

He had no other direct involvement in their upbringing.

He spent enough time with them to conduct some basic testing, enough to establish a baseline on their liabilities, and to complete the auto-hypnotic coding he subjected every person in his breeding program to.

A key feature of his manipulations was the instillation of a control mechanism in every single member of the program, making it so that they are unable to resist his suggestions or the controls of his operatives, should they need to move them in a certain way.

Kathy’s parents were docile, kind people. They possessed exceptional mental acuity, and artistic abilities but they were unexceptional in other ways.

They met and became coupled up through seemingly random interactions. This was not entirely unusual for subjects in his breeding program.

He saw that he had approved their union though he had done so without having conducted any further interviews with them, and yet they produced the child that he had been looking for.

Because of this extraordinary happenstance Jim viewed Kathy as a miracle, a gift.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Seven, Kathy; Chapter One, Heritage

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Chapter One: Heritage

Jim had been despondent until he began to receive reports from his network concerning the birth of an extraordinary child.

When he found Kathy and tested her skills, he also set out on a detailed examination of her family tree, mapping each contact he had had with it down through the millennium. Though he did not require this for proof, the study confirmed for him that she was the one.

He had no doubt, Kathy was the product of his ambition. She had received all of the crosses which he had been managing in other lines; only, she had received more, the crosses happened at different intervals, her line had incorporated more stabilizing structures than he had wanted to build into the genetic profile of his prime candidates.

Now he saw his error, and he was grateful for it.

Kathy did not come from one of his principle studies, she was a wild card. He thought it was poetic.

There was something uniquely human about the way Kathy just crept-up on him with her fully realized potential.

Now that she had arrived and he Jim had examined her, he knew that it could not have happened any other way, and he took this lesson to heart.

Of course he had to manage her upbringing and test her abilities exhaustively, but he had to remain distant at the same time, He was afraid that over-interference might spoil his work.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Six, Approach, Collected Chapters

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Chapter One: Observing

There was an endless amount of work to do, and it went precariously slow.

Jim allowed his replicants to carry-out the work of organizing his network of spies and educators, weaving the web of surveillance he required, and he empowered one special replicant to deliver his report to the Collective each one hundred year cycle. He shared virtually nothing with this version of himself requiring that it keep only the secrets that they had always kept, the secrets they were practiced at keeping from the Continuum.

The work being conducted on Earth was slow, interminably slow in comparison to the millions of years Jim had spent in the great sleep and in sequestration, it was almost nothing.

On Earth however, he was acting under a deadline, he had to achieve his ends before the next great catastrophe struck the planet, this made the passage of time seem like torture, as he pulled millions of threads together in his breeding programs, searching for the perfect vessel to carry out his work.

He did not even know that it was possible.

He and his replicants acted in concert, they were as one in their resolve. They were free agents, each of them.

There were only rare and isolated moments of betrayal. Theys were dealt with swiftly, and none of them ever questioned the necessity of it.

There work together was a miracle of cooperative effort.

The deployment allowed him to devote his attention to observing and overseeing the mutation of the human stock. Tracking both the wild progress occurring in the unregulated breeding pool, as well as the planned for changes taking shape in his controlled studies.

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Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Chapter Two: Identifying

There were moments in history when Jim thought he had found the individual he was looking for, but the timing was not right, he could not engineer the crises he required in time to take advantage of their gifts, if those gifts could be fully developed; a prince in the Himalayas, a fisherman in Palestine, a camel driver in Arabia, separated from each other by hundreds of years. The timing was never right.

His work was like sifting the sand of the ocean floor or the full harvest of finely milled flour through an equally fine meshed screen. He needed to touch every particle, to look at each one as it passed through the sieve.

Jim built systems into the social fabric, systems of reporting that allowed him to identify those who carried the genetic structures he was looking for, to build upon them.

He did not have to rely on his network of spies and informants for this. The reporting simply bubbled-up. He learned to take greater efforts in concealing the lives of these extraordinary peoples.

A trait in the Iris, the contour of an earlobe, the shape of a thumb, the texture of hair, physical traits that marked a new born child as distinct, they were the talk of the village, and news carried fast.

Investigators would be dispensed.

Cognitive testing followed, and depending on the results, Jim would place an emissary of some type close to the individual; to protect them, to watch over them, sometimes they would be as intimate as a teacher or a private tutor, at other time they might simply be a remote benefactor.

These were always extraordinary people, it was difficult to contain their fame, they had a deep connection to their world and their people through the cynergenic field, they might also be blessed with great physical beauty, strength and power.

Jim would often attempt to hide them, to secure their genetic material for his breeding program, to hide their offspring if he could.

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Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Chapter Three: Testing

His life was one of deep analytical scrutiny, of asserting, testing and rejecting various hypothesis concerning the exact structure within the human brain that would establish the strongest link to Earth’s cynergenic field.

He tested the population of his subjects in hospitals and asylums, in monasteries and convents, in university laboratories and in prisons, sequencing their genes to either enhance or restrict their capacity to carry nano-particles of magnatite and other conductors within the brain.

He covertly exported some of his finding back to the Empire where his own covert operative, replicants of himself received them and inserted some of his work into the gene-pools of select worlds.

He tested candidates in the military, breeding them both for their strength of limb and their mental acuity. He experimented on them as mercilessly as the Continuum ever did, testing the limits of human courage and despair.

He was as amoral in his pursuit of his vision as anyone or anything that had ever been created, and he knew it.

The genetic line he was searching for slowly came into focus, he built the properties into the genetic simulacrum of his own body when he was sure of it. He personally felt its power and with that he programmed the rest of his aides in the same way.

It gave him greater control and personal security over the autonomous versions of himself who were his co-factors in this mission.

In spite of his incredible progress, pulling the desired properties through the human gene pool on Earth was a different matter. It was excruciatingly slow, though it advanced significantly once he knew the properties he was actually looking for.

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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Chapter Four: Verifying

Jim pushed his program of genetic modification across all fronts.

Year after year he validated his work, he verified the general strengthening and enhancement of the specific features he was building into the genetic endowment of the human race; psychicism, extra sensory perception, access to and facility with genetic memory.

He was always on the lookout for persons born with significant advancement in their connection to the cynergenic field, when he found them he exported those genetic traits to the population at large.

As time went on the changes came more rapidly, it was more than he could manage as a single person, without his team of replicants he would have been powerless to control the program he had set in place

He was moving toward his goal; steadily, inexorably moving, and the exercise was changing him. He had become single minded and fixed on one outcome.

Nothing else mattered for him and he was despotic in his pursuit of it.

The humans of Earth, these children of the Ancients, they represented the answer to the Continuum, he began to imagine a future for himself within the new Collective he was forming.

He fantasized about saving Earth, and himself along with it after liberating the Empire and destroying the HomeWorld.

The sacrifice of the human race would lead to freedom in the Empire, the sacrifice would be great but a remnant would survive, and he along with them.

After liberating the Empire, the Empire would rescue the survivors on Earth. That became his plan.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Chapter Five: Validating

Jim brought all of the threads he had been weaving for his great-genetic tapestry together in North America, in the United States, which they called the melting pot, in that nations his work came to fruition.

Jim guided its development. It became the indispensable country, wealthy and powerful and a beacon to the world. Its democratic foundation was the antithesis of everything the Continuum stood for, and it infused the people with a mythology, a set or archetypes that conditioned its members to be willing to make incredible sacrifices for the greater good.

It was a place where refugees from all over the world came for the hope of peace and justice, prosperity and advancement, this allowed Jim to watch over both the random interactions that were taking place in the gene pool at an ever increasing rate, as well as giving him access to the best institution where he could conduct his experiments.

It also gave him proximity to the epicenter of the coming disaster, the great caldera volcano lurking at the center of the continent.

When Jim discovered the families he surmised would produce the offspring he had been looking for he inserted himself into their lives as a counselor.

He manipulated them though his agents, preparing them like an artist might prepare a canvas, establishing the material conditions that would bring about the end game he had been seeking.

He waited, he watched…and what he was looking for did not come from the expected quarter.

She came randomly from a discarded thread.

He was delighted about this.

Nature had produced what he had not.

He found that fitting.

Jim thought it was poetic.

They named her Katherine, after the saint and martyr from bygone Alexandria, the patroness of philosophers.

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Chapter Six: Counseling

Jim was a cautions scientist.

He had long since validated his hypothesis concerning Earth’s cynergenic field, though his original hypothesis was not inclusive of all of its properties.

Throughout his thousands of years of research his focus was only on the nature of an individual person’s engagement with the nous-sphere.

Through his programs he validated his theory on how that field could be accessed, the balance of physical properties that had to be present in the human brain for it to function in the collective field, without at the same time driving the person to madness.

It was a grand design in bio-chemistry and bio-physics, in genetic engineering and electromagnetism.

The living organism had to be carefully controlled. Their powers and liabilities depended on nature and nurture, both
He was interested in actively controlling it, not merely the passive experience of it. He needed the power to actively manipulate the cynergenic field, both for his own use, and to create the perfect weapon for his plan to destroy the Collective and its Continuum.

Through the millennia he sacrificed hundreds of thousands of subjects, condemning them to insanity.

He documented the full scope of their suffering, telling himself that it was a small price for these individuals to pay for the salvation of the whole.

He was seeking balance.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Chapter Seven: Controlling

It was early in the twentieth century when he found her.

Before he did, Jim had begun to despair.

He was only a few decades away from the cataclysmic event that he intended to use as the force behind his attack on the Collective and the Continuum.

He believed he was running out of time.

He had identified a few possible candidates, but based on their cognitive testing and the stability of their psyche, he knew that they were not strong enough to manage the psychic connection, between Earth and HomeWorld, the cynergenic energy he required his vessel to channel was unknown, therefore its strength had to have no discernable upward limit.

Jim had attempted to engineer a prototype of his replicant body to stand in the place of this vessel, but he failed time and time again. He and his replicants could access the cynergenic field telepathically, but there were limits to what they could do there. There were dimensions of complexity to the nous-sphere, complexities he had not been able to fathom, and would not be able to until he found the object of his intention.

Just as he was beginning to give up hope and plan for one of his alternatives, she emerged from an obscure corner of his field of research.

Jim found Kathy, at long last.

She was the thing that he had been searching for, she was his Holy Grail, she was the sacred vessel that would carry his ambitions and deliver justice to the Continuum.

He took possession of her.

In the end, her parents were grateful for the opportunity to give her up. Jim was primed to begin her preparation of the holy victim.

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Emergence: 3.0
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Six, Approach

Collected Chapters
01 Observing
02 Identifying
03 Testing
04 Verifying
05 Validating
06 Counseling
07 Controlling

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Six, Approach; Chapter Seven, Controlling

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Chapter Seven: Controlling

It was early in the twentieth century when he found her.

Before he did, Jim had begun to despair.

He was only a few decades away from the cataclysmic event that he intended to use as the force behind his attack on the Collective and the Continuum.

He believed he was running out of time.

He had identified a few possible candidates, but based on their cognitive testing and the stability of their psyche, he knew that they were not strong enough to manage the psychic connection, between Earth and HomeWorld, the cynergenic energy he required his vessel to channel was unknown, therefore its strength had to have no discernable upward limit.

Jim had attempted to engineer a prototype of his replicant body to stand in the place of this vessel, but he failed time and time again. He and his replicants could access the cynergenic field telepathically, but there were limits to what they could do there. There were dimensions of complexity to the nous-sphere, complexities he had not been able to fathom, and would not be able to until he found the object of his intention.

Just as he was beginning to give up hope and plan for one of his alternatives, she emerged from an obscure corner of his field of research.

Jim found Kathy, at long last.

She was the thing that he had been searching for, she was his Holy Grail, she was the sacred vessel that would carry his ambitions and deliver justice to the Continuum.

He took possession of her.

In the end, her parents were grateful for the opportunity to give her up. Jim was primed to begin her preparation of the holy victim.

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