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PostSubject: OBSOLETE - preface   Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:28 pm

Obsolete


Preface.

There are always crazy theories and many misconceptions, but in the end, ironically enough, they nearly always turn out to be true.

No one really did expect for things to happen so quickly, so quickly, so completely. Sure, we all lived in the golden age of technology, where wonderful things that facilitate our complicated lives just seemed to suddenly appear any time, every time, of every day.

We’ve all heard of the snowball rolling down the mountain. How it grows and grows and cannot be stopped. Well, it certainly did gather plenty of momentum, and it grew and grew and grew. And then it exploded.

Within a span of a very short decade, everything people once knew is now obsolete.

You could call it a Utopia, of sorts, depending on your view of a perfect world. The world we live in, the world I now live in, is a world where death is also obsolete. Sounds wonderful, of course.

Our knowledge of everything, and I mean literally everything is so much farther ahead that anyone could have ever imagined.

You know the doctor shortage that we’ve been dealing with in the recent years? That doesn’t exist anymore. Stem cell research had its breakthroughs, and so did nanotechnology. Not to mention that they finally managed to completely map out the entire human genome. From there, as you might suspect – as everyone suspected, the medical field blossomed, and people don’t even have to be the best to succeed.

All of our doctors are impeccable and efficient, just like our medical system. You could have anything, anything at all, and not worry. There’s no line up, and no questions, no panic.

Our government is perfect. Our economy is blooming like never before. Poverty is obsolete. There are no more developing countries, because the countries all develop together. It is the world peace that idealists have imagined since the beginning of time. There are no more wars over territory or resources because our resources are unlimited. It is a constant cycle of static-dynamic equilibrium.

It’s not natural, but nothing is natural anymore.

Perfection is not natural – will never be natural.

But that’s what we are now.

That’s what the world is now.

That’s what everything is now.

On the surface.

Because we really aren’t human anymore.

It was only a few years ago, but it really does seem like forever. We still ate, we still slept, we still forgot things, and made mistakes. We still died.

But now that everyone’s got chips in their brains, implants in their body, and nanobots flowing through their veins. They don’t need to eat, they don’t need to sleep. The maximum potential of the human brain – the human body – has been reached and surpassed.

And for the sake of this perfection, we have given up almost everything, everything that means to be a human.

Now, we really do know and control everything – just like we’ve always wanted. Now, we’ve given up our roles as the mindless automatons destroying the world – now –

Now we play god.
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:36 pm

HOLLY SHIT.

HOLLY FUCKING SHIT.

KEEP WRITING THIS OMG.
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:42 pm

I agree, but not in such many "colourful" words.

No offense!

But Lindsay, Angela went off that one. Remember? Unless you weren't listening all that much...
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:53 pm

Lindsay wasn't there. She wasn't a part of our club then.
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:55 pm

But thanks Lindsay, Megan.

I am trying to continue this. I've got about 66 pages written. But after this epic-fight-scene, I've reached a sort of lull.

I really want to make sure the plot is seamless, and makes sense -- also, the characters have to be non-cliched for the most part -- before I continue.

But I will be posting the next chapter sometime soon.
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:04 pm

Nevermind.

But if you want ideas, perhaps you could get inspired by something by talking to members of the club. It could be a disscussion if you wanted to have it like that. I wouldn't know.

I ain't the author of your book.
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:09 pm

It's a good suggestion, but I won't be discussing it. I'm not lacking ideas, so much as the want/time to continue. XD
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:40 pm

Angela! I loved the building momentum and intensity you had there. There is suspense and mystery and that totally engages me. I'm reading the next few chapters now!
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PostSubject: Re: OBSOLETE - preface   Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:05 pm

SOLOMON *squee*

YOU'RE BAAAAACK.

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