A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 105, Sunday
April 15th, 2018
Chapter Seven: Fuge
As human consciousness penetrated the Collective, the Continuum attempted to build defenses against it.
This was an exercise in futility.
From the moment the worm hole opened between Earth and the Home World, between Kathy and Jim, the principles of quantum entanglement governed the movement of consciousness.
Time dilated around the event, a fuge occurred within the group mind.
In a quantum blink the convergence was complete, so fast it was unobservable, so fast it went unnoticed by those whose attention was focused on larger matters, on structural issues.
While the Continuum was trying to defend itself in the world, the balance of power shifted in no-time.
The Continuum was flipping switches, activating circuits, buffering, deleting, destroying things. There was no hope for it in that. The battle Jim had engaged it in was happening on a deeper level.
The Continuum might have understood if it had ever been a living being, but it had always been an artificial construct housed in mechanoid form. Granted, its machine body was in effect the entirety of the Central Planet. But it was all wires, and cables and circuits nevertheless.
Jim had brought the conflict down to the most fundamental level of the Collective field. To a place where he had dwelt unnoticed and undisturbed by his fellows for ages, his victory only depended on timing, having achieved that, the end was a given.
Humanity emerged ascendant.
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