Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter Seven, The Organic Collective

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Day 259, Sunday
September 16th, 2018

Chapter Seven: The Organic Collective

It was the strength and frequency of Earth’s magnetosphere that created the conditions for the collective consciousness.

This cynergenic field was a profound discovery it was a natural manifestation of the artificial structure his people had created billions of years ago, and millions of light years away.

In all of his travels he had never encountered anything remotely like it.

It embraced every human being on the planet, connecting them to one another, mind to mind.

It did much more, and the people were ignorant of it.

They felt the connection, but they did not have the tools to measure and understand it, not yet.

The magnetic field of Earth, not only connected each person to every other, but it recorded the activities of their consciousness.

Every human being left an indelible imprint in the field they occupied, the imprint remained active, even after death, where each person became manifested as a spiritual being, as ghosts walking the earth beside their progeny.

This was an organic form of the Collective, and somewhere less distinct, there was a rudimentary amalgamation of the Continuum as well. A collective unconscious, that moved people, influenced their choices, motivated them to act as one.

The discovery startled the Observer, he could not reveal it to the Collective. He knew that the Continuum would come to destroy this world, perceiving it as a threat.

He had to protect it, this gave him a purpose beyond his purpose.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter Six, Cynergy

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Day 258, Saturday
September 15th, 2018

Chapter Six: Cynergy

In time and with careful study, the Observer was able to identify the physical links between human consciousness and the magnetosphere that comprised what he came to understand as the cynergenic field.

The human body, and the human brain, its primary organ of cognition, carried a significantly higher degree of metallic nano-particles, and conductive salts embedded in and throughout its neurological structures.

The electrical activity that animates every living organism requires such metallic substances. Both voluntary and autonomic neural functions require these metals to transmit signals from the brain to the extremities, and also to receive signals from the sensory organs to the brain.

Cognition does not take place without having these heavy metals in place to carry the electrical currents that are the essence of thought.

What differentiated the humans of Earth, from their forebears and their cousins throughout the Empire was the degree to which these metals were present, and the organization of them in their mutated cerebral cortex . But even more important was the way those structures interacted within the localized region of Earth’s magnetic field.

The nano-particles inside the human brain were like antenna, sending and receiving thought signals in the electromagnetic field, linking each person together in a web of consciousness.

It was cynergy, it was spirit.

The Observer began modifying his genetic profile, enhancing the genetic sequence that optimized his conscious link to that field.

He searched for human children who developed the same genetic mutations naturally, he cultivated them.

He bred them.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter Five, The Nous Sphere

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Day 257, Friday
September 14th, 2018

Chapter Five: The Nous Sphere

The Observer became human.

He found Earth, he watched over its population.

He constructed the platform from which his consciousness would preside over the small gleaming planet, and the mechanism by which he could transfer his consciousness back and forth between this most remote of all locations, and the Central Planet, where the Collective and its Continuum dwelt on the HomeWorld.

He gathered the requisite genetic material.

He studied it dispassionately.

He observed the living beings, probing their memories and drawing their stories from them.

He constructed a new body, implanting his consciousness in it; as Observers did in their stations throughout the galaxy, as he himself had done thousands upon thousands of times.

He was unprepared for this awakening.

Inhabiting a human body was unlike any experience the Observer ever had.

The flow of consciousness itself was different, exhilarating.

He was keenly attuned to the world around him, he sensed the people, the life force of the world, the echoes of their thoughts pushing like waves against his.

He immersed himself in this new experience. It was akin to being in the Collective, only sweeter and more satisfying.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter Four, Homecoming

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Day 256, Thursday
September 13th, 2018

Chapter Four: Homecoming

The end of his journey was Earth.

The ancients who landed here had nowhere else to go.

Neither did the Observer once he found them.

They had journeyed farther and longer than any of the other explorers who had left the crèche of the Ancient world.

Eons had passed since their probes had discovered Earth, finding that it was a planet like no other.

They had exhausted all of their resources and found no other suitable destination.

They spent their fuel adjusting their course to take them there, knowing that generations would be born and die during the passage.

The reports from their probes informed them that they had found a planet teeming with life, successfully seeded by the ancient people in the forgotten ages, life that would be easy to assimilate to.

They hoped to reestablish themselves here, on a mineral rich world that would provide them with all of the resources they would need to prepare themselves for their next great adventure.

Some wanted to return to the world of their birth.

Some wanted to continue their exploration and traverse the distance between galaxies.

Some wanted to plant roots, and build a new civilization on the blue world they saw as their haven.

The group believed that all things were possible.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter Three, History

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Day 255, Wednesday
September 12th, 2018

Chapter Three: History

The myths of a people persist in the roots and branches of shared experience.

A people will naturally, instinctively go to incredible lengths to retain their memories.

Jim found the records of their journey from planet to planet, across the starry field.

He followed them.

He discovered their odysseys retold in stories and song, in paintings and drawings that mirrored their sojourn among the stars.

The farther he travelled away from the Empire, away from the Central system, the HomeWorld, the less the people knew about where they came from.

He discovered that the Children of the Ancients no-longer remembered their origins, everything was symbol and metaphor.

They were born in darkness, adrift in an ocean of time where planets were like skipping stones, glowing in the light of hungry stars.

A world was merely a way-place, on a journey without end…until the end, when their vessels could no longer be repaired, retrofitted, repurposed, when they had no choice but to land, to set down roots, to attempt to survive.

They met many different conditions. Sometimes they were prepared for what was coming, sometimes they were not.

On Earth, the humans were prepared for their landing, but not for what came after on the unstable world.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter Two, Origins

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Day 254, Tuesday
September 11th, 2018

Chapter Two: Origins

Genetic mutations are a normal response to varying conditions of radiation, atmospheric gasses, gravity, available proteins, nutrients, and other environmental factors, all of which differ from world to world.

In his role as an Observer he had sought permission from the Collective to bifurcate his consciousness, allowing him to live two lives at the same time, one as an embodied being leading the team of archeologists, planetologists, and sociologists who were always busy cataloging the recently discovered civilizations, dead or alive, that they were drawing into the Imperial fold. His consciousness was also active and present in the form of a mechanoid, hurtling through the galaxy tracking every lead he could discover to the paths the Children of the Ancients took.

The Continuum had been against this allowance, but once again it was overruled by the Collective, which was fascinated by the work he was doing in uncovering their history.

To a person the Collective was fascinated by the process of discovery, for the wide range of insight and drama that ensued, for the narratives that were unraveled which fueled the stories they constructed for their private worlds.

The Observer followed the tiniest strands of every thread to the last outpost of the Ancient Explorers.

He followed those threads to a small, young, yellow star, in the far reaches of one of the galaxy’s spiral arms, to a little blue green planet that its people came to know as Earth.

Of all the mutations that had been discovered in his sojourn, the mutations that occurred on Earth were the most sublime.

Earth produced something unique emerging from an interaction of the population with its magnetosphere, with the balance of metals, with the tiniest nano-particles fused into the cerebral functions of the human brain, altering the quantum mechanics of the thought process, opening it to new possibilities.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-five, Discovery; Chapter One, Mutations

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Day 253, Monday
September 10th, 2018

Chapter One: Mutations

His trek through the galaxy took place over thousands of lifetimes.

Thousands upon thousands of lives, changing bodies, observing, during which he led the recovery project for the Empire, for the Collective and the Continuum.

The farther away from the Central Planet, the more distance he put between his mission and the Empire, the more change he encountered in the populations he discovered.

Every society had to make adaptations to its genetic profile in order to accommodate the physical demands of the worlds they had colonized.

The children of the ancients prepared themselves for this when they set off on their trek through the stars. They would identify the planets they intended to colonize long before they arrived there, planets all with the potential for hosting life, and which previous generations of their people had seeded with the building blocks of organic matter.

Probes and drones would return reports regarding the composition of the atmosphere, the gravity of the planets, light and heat, the types of food they would be able to grow. They would have generations to prepare themselves, and they introduced changes into their gene pool in advance of arriving at their destination to accommodate their habitation of the new worlds.

The living planets would change the population on its own, after the colonization began.

The population of every colonized planet were mutants. Most of the mutations were subtle. Some mutation were not noticeable to the naked eye.

Some were extreme.

The Empire followed, either to bring the people into the Imperial fold, or eradicate them.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-four, Selected; Chapter Seven, The Changed

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Day 252, Sunday
September 9th, 2018

Chapter Seven: The Changed

He found them.

He developed instrumentation that were so fine, it could track the contrail of particles laid down by the passage of a ship, or planetoid, a billion years in the past.

He calculated their trajectories from star to star and mapped the galaxy as he did so.

He tracked down every lost world, poured over their records, archived their stories, took whatever clues he found, and leapt back into the void to track down their descendants.

He found them all.

And while he found other planets teaming with life, nowhere did he find a world that had produced sentient creatures.

The farther he travelled away from the Central Planet, when he came across a thriving world, he discovered that the children of the Ancients had lost the memory of where they had come from.

They had lost the knowledge of their trials on strange worlds.

They did not know how their sojourn among the stars had altered them, mutated them.

Many were hardly recognizable as descendants of the Ancient people. The further their genetic profile was differentiated from the norms of the Empire, the more likely it was that the Empire, or the Continuum would select their world for destruction, rather than inclusion in the Imperial system.

Wars of xenophobia ensued, and he did whatever he could to preserve their history before it was lost in the conflicts, or subsumed by the Imperial cults.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-four, Selected; Chapter Six, The Lost

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Day 251, Saturday
September 8th, 2018

Chapter Six: The Lost

In his quest to track down the paths of the Ancient spacefarers he found many lines of their progeny on planets that had become nothing but graveyards.

Barren, lifeless worlds, where it was clear that the vessels that had carried them arrived at these locations at a point when they could not go any further.

In some cases their ships were still orbiting a planet as an artificial satellite, in others it was clear they had crashed into the planet below, either because after achieving orbit, their orbits had decayed or because they were not able to successfully pilot themselves into a safe landing.

In some cases they found the bodies of those Ancient people cold and lifeless, mummified in their ships, drifting above the planet’s surface. In other cases they found their skeletal remains burnt and scattered on the surface of the planet neat the sight of impact.

There many occasions when the people had successfully landed, disembarked, established small colonies that thrived for a time, but then were destroyed, either by natural disasters, environmental catastrophes, disease and starvation.

Some of those colonies thrived for a time, establishing new societies, spreading across the surface of their new planets. Many of those succumbed to internal conflicts, the specter of war and violence that haunted their species, and they destroyed themselves.

Among those civilizations that found their footing for a time, some of them continued in the traditions of their forbears, even building new ships and new archologies, which they launched into the galaxy before being lost.

They were people who had vanished from the knowledge of the Collective.

They left records of their passage and clues to where their survivors might yet be found.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-four, Selected; Chapter Five, Children of the Ancients

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Day 250, Friday
September 7th, 2018

Chapter Five: Children of the Ancients

The Ancient spacefaring people founded thousands of communities among the stars.

Their first steps were two inhabit the planets and natural satellites in their home solar system.

The mined every world for the metals and gasses they needed for fuel and sustenance.

They harnessed the comets and smaller objects that wandered in irregular orbits around their star.

They built colonies on asteroids, on planetoids and planetessimals, strapped engines to them, and road them into the void looking for new places to dwell among the stars.

They built incredible archologies, launching them into the darkness of space.

Generation after generation, they built new ships, captured new vessels, and pushed themselves out, deep into the galaxy.

The people that volunteered for these missions, were explorers, whole communities, families of adventurers.

They were heroic.

He followed their legends, tracking the wake of their passage, searching for the furthest, most remote, and isolated outposts of the Collective’s past.

He was determined to find the most ancient link to the past of his people, believing that it could save them.

Only a fraction of the communities and vessels he found were living, and thriving.

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