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Of course she didn’t recognize me when I connected to her. She looked at me a moment, her head askance, then said “We were Childs together. Right? Or shortly thereafter?” She was right. We had trained together in the same cohort, although we only met briefly through mutual acquaintances at the very end of our childness. There had never been a connection or even an exchange, merely an acknowledgment.

“Mary,” I began. “Do you believe what they say about dreams?” (more…)

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Davi Echlert, 50,000

“Davi, I need an Index by Monday.” said the office manager. “My Monday, in two of my cycles. If I don’t have it by then, my presenting of ideals to the dodecahedron will be worthless.”
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Towen and Child

“Child, I am home,” called Towen. The child shambled into view and looked up into Towen’s face.

“I have not yet completed the module because I have been fighting with the cohort from 400 today,” said the child. “I caution against retaliation because it would severely hinder my growth as a human.”
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I went and saw James Cameron’s Aviator tonight with my girlfriend: IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/

Synopsis: An Australian marine escapes his paralyzed life in the military by entering a virtual reality dream-world, until he looses touch with the real world and makes the critical decision to destroy his physical body and live in the virtual world forever. In order to shake the final bounds of reality, the aviator must overcome three challenges – learn to commune with nature, tame a wild dragon, and finally overcome and destroy the digital representation of the American Military. The movie ends in a touching scene where, based on the wise words of his mentor, he symbolically destroys his crippled body and downloads his mind into the program permanently.
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Marcello and Towen

“Listen, Marcello, nobody wants to do this job. That’s why you are earning twice as much as I am to do it. Do it well, and you will be qualified for a better position next year.”

Marcello listened to Towen’s speach, again. This was the third time today that Towen had lectured him on the importance of diligence.

“All I’m saying, Towen, is that this job is desiccating. I’m less worried about making it through the year than I am about making it through the day.” (more…)

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mare liberum

Plexiglas was invented in 1933 by a man in Germany. (more…)

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This is a short story I wrote. To listen to it in audio format recorded by a friend, click here: http://kundor.org/pub/mammoth.mp3

tap tap tap

The sound came from the window. I looked across the dark room and saw the shadow on the curtains. I knew what it meant. She was here. She had come for me. I slipped out of bed, kissed my husband on the head, and left, forever. (more…)

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